Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Cute Litte Buggers 2016

- Something Scary 2017

- Bunnyman Vengeance 2017

- Don't Torture a Duckling 1972

- The 13th Friday 2017

- Bye Bye Baby 2017

- A Fish Called Wanda 1988

- Crazy Right 2017

- Ode to the Night 2017

- House by the Lake 2017

- The Song of Sway Lake 2017

- The Campbell: Traders, Gangsters and Robots 2016

- The Suspicious Death of a Minor 1975

- Assholes 2017

- Cold Moon 2016

- I Feel 2017

- Children of the Corn 1984

- The Forlorned 2017

- Torture Fetish 2015

- They Still Live 2017

- Knock Knock 2017

- Red Christmas 2016

- Goodnight, Gracie 2017

- Stella Maris 2017

- Erik the Conqueror 1961

- Industrial Animals 2016

- Message in a Bottle 2017

- My Little Miracle 2017

- It Lives in the Attic 2016

- Almost Amazing 2017

- The Slayer 1982

- The Last Revenants 2017

- Revelator 2017

- Hair of the Dog 2017

- Beyond Macabre 2017

- Slimed 2010

- Blaze of Gory 2017

- Shadows of a Stranger 2017

- The Ghoul 2016

- 3 2017

- Charismata 2017

- Circus Kane 2017

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Out of My Skin 2016

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

An Interview with Derek Cole, Director of Revenant a.k.a. An American Ghost Story

by Dale Pierce

November 2012

Films directed by Derek Cole on (re)Search my Trash

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

You recently directed Revenant. Tell us about the plot!

 


Revenant is about a down and out writer who moves into a house known to be haunted so he can write about his experiences in a haunted house ... but he gets more than he can handle.

 

Where might it be ordered and are there webpages where more info may be seen?

 

www.2manproduction.com - and soon it will be in stores.

 

This played at the big Shriekfest festival in October. How well was it received?

 

It had an amazing turnout and the audience was jumping and screaming at all the right moments. It was great!

 

What was it like working with Stephen Twardokus in the lead?

 

Stephen Twardokus

Stephen is one of my best friends and co-partner of 2 Man Production. He also wrote the movie so I knew his head would be in the game from start to finish just as much as mine. It’s because of our friendship and his hard working attitude that I knew I wanted to do this film with him in the first place, so needless to say he is always a pleasure to work with and we had a lot of fun. Jon Gale was also a pleasure to work with as usual. He was an actor in the movie playing "Skip" and our Producer.

 

Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp

And with Liesel Kopp?

 

Liesel is not only an amazing actress she is also an amazing person. She is very sweet and funny as hell so we had a very good time working together. Liesel is also a talented artist and she is the one who made our poster for the film and we can’t thank her enough for doing such an incredible job.

 

You also plan to run this film at big fests in Chicago and New York?

 

At Buffalo Screams in NY, Revenant was nominated for many categories including best feature, best director, best actor, best cinematography, best screenplay and best editing. We won for best screenplay and best editing awards. So we thank Buffalo Screams fest for that and we will have to see how it is received at The Living Dead Fest in Chicago.

 

Anyplace else?

 

Living Dead Festival in Chicago and we are gearing up for distribution.

 

Again, what do you think the reaction might be?

 

I think no matter where the movie plays it will get some screams and jumps as it usually does.

 

Who came up with the title?

 

I did with one of the other actors in the film, Cain Clifton who plays the character “Sam”.

 

This was not your first film as director, right?

 


No I have done several films before this one but the most recent was The Mutilation Man, which I directed alongside my brother Shane Cole [Shane and Derek Cole interview on Mutilation Man - click here].

 

Any interesting behind the scenes stories to tell with this movie?

 

Well the one thing that comes to mind is the fact that this movie was done in my house and I have a family so almost every nighttime shot in the film was done without sound because in the raw footage you can hear my wife or kids laughing and talking in the living room or bedrooms. We did all the sound FX later cause I didn’t want to force them into different rooms and on top of that make it so they couldn’t do anything while we shot scenes of Stephen walking through halls and rooms. It was a lot of work for sound but we knew we would have to make more notable sound FX anyways.

 

This is more or less a haunted house tale and there have been, with all due respect, many such film. How might yours be different?

 

It isn’t found footage and it has more of a patient filmmaking appeal to it. What I mean by that is, it doesn’t jump to the scares so quickly making it a very “on the edge of your seat” type experience throughout the movie, all the while paying tribute to more of the classic type scary films.

 

If you had one thing to point out to people to get them to see this movie above others out here, what might it be?

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Derek Cole
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Derek Cole here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Derek Cole at adultvideouniverse.com

Well I’m not all that sure what to say but if they would like a good scare then this movie will definitely make you jump and it's an all around good story.

 

What would you say is the strongest point of the film?

 

It has a much bigger ending than what you would expect from a low budget horror film.

 

When directing do you prefer to take complete charge or do you allow a lot of wiggle room for actors to add in what they want?

 

I actually like giving wiggle room to the actors because they might want to give a reaction that in your head doesn’t seem necessary but then they do it and on camera it's amazing. Again, Revenant was done on our own time and own dime, so wiggle room is fun to experiment with when you have that time.

 

Future projects?

 

We have a few new features, shorts and trailers coming out soon. Please visit us at www.2manproduction.com to check out our future projects.

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

© by Dale Pierce


Legal note: (re)Search my Trash cannot
and shall not be held responsible for
content of sites from a third party.




Thanks for watching !!!



 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD

 

 

Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...

 

Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!

 

Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner

 

Jetzt kaufen bei
Lulu.com