Your movie Bath
Salt Zombies - in a few words, what is it about?
about a bunch of jackasses in New York who get their hands on a wicked
version of Bath Salts that turns them into flesh-eating maniacs.
far as I know, Bath
Salt Zombies is based on a story by Clint Weiler [Clint
Weiler interview - click here] - so how did that project get off
the ground, what can you tell us about your collaboration with Clint, and
how did the two of you hook up in the first place?
does marketing at MVD, who distributed most of my movies, so he and I have
talked to each other quite a bit in the past. I was already working on a
Bath Salt-related project when Clint contacted me with his idea. He sent a
treatment, I wrote and shot it, and now he is promoting it all over the
place. He also got all of the bands involved that are on the soundtrack.
would you describe your directorial approach to your story at hand?
I just tried to make something as batshit crazy and fun as I possibly could.
It was some serious guerrilla punk rock filmmaking.
times, Bath Salt
Zombies gets bloody violent - so what can you tell us about the
gore effects in your film, and was there ever a line you refused to cross
in that respect?
I wanted the gore to be very stylized and
stringy and weird looking. I was going more for a comic book look than
actual realism. I don't think there is a line I wouldn't have crossed. If
anything, we didn't go far enough. There were probably some other horrible
things we could have done to that penis.
You just have to talk about that
far-out zombie make-up of your film's anti-hero for a bit!
it was all about going way over the top and stylized. I wanted him to look
like a Looney Tunes-character from hell. The prosthetics were made of
silicone, which allowed Brandon quite a bit of movement. It was my first
time working with that stuff so I learned a lot.
can you tell us about your film's cast, and why exactly these people?
had to shoot the movie very quickly, so I tried to cast locally. They were
mostly people I had worked with before and knew they were dependable. This
was also the first movie where we worked with Erin R. Ryan, and now she is
in basically everything I am making.
few words about the actual shoot, and the on-set atmosphere?
was fun. There was no drama, but there rarely is on our sets. We just had
fun, solved problems, and played guns.
can you tell us about audience and critical reception of Bath
Salt Zombies so far?
It's just like any of my
films. The people who get what we were doing love and the folks that don't
get it... well... they just don't get it. Lots of folks seem to be
grooving to it, though. I am pretty happy with how people are reacting.
Any chance there'll ever be
a Bath Salt Zombies II?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
I know Clint wants to and I
am game, but it depends on sales I think. We have some good ideas though.
(Other) future projects
you'd like to share?
You can get my newest film Easter
Casket here: www.eastercasket.com
- and this summer we are working on Kill That Bitch, The Ballad of Skinless
Pete, and Country Dark. I'll be very busy.
Your/your movie's website,
Facebook, whatever else?
You can basically find everything
Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Oh... I am
making The Puppet Monster Massacre II. If that interests you then you
should go here http://www.dmpstudios.com/store.html and
pre-order The Puppet Monster Massacre
on Blu-ray. All of the profits will go toward making the
Thank you, sir.