Your short House Call
- in a few words, what is it about?
It’s about a woman who thinks the ends justify the means. If fact, all
four characters think that as well. It’s also about the repercussions of
your decisions and ‘karma’ in general. Who doesn’t love a good
What urged you
to make House Call in
the first place, and how did the project fall together?
I have a feature supernatural horror script I wrote called Unresolved and I prefer to direct it. So
House Call was
originally something I shot to show I can shoot horror. I also just love
the horror genre and wanted to shoot a ghost/horror flick.
wrote about House Call
it "pretty much follows the pattern of a classic EC-Comic
- in story, not in style - up to its macabre yet highly moral surprise
twist ending" - a comment you can at all live with?
I can live with
Sources of inspiration when writing House
Lots of inspirations - old ghost story films and TV shows of the
60’s, 70’s and 80’s especially. Films like The Changling, Creepshow, and so many others.
Call being a supernatural horror film, is horror a genre at all
dear to you, and your genre favourites?
Horror is one of my favorite genres, definitely.
How would you
describe your directorial approach to the subject at hand?
I like to rehearse, but depending on the story, the amount of rehearsal
time depends. I did little rehearsals for this film. The only scene we
really rehearsed for was the bedroom scene. Everything else was organic. I
like to guide actors in scenes as opposed to dictating.
few words about your cast and crew?
I had three different auditions to find the right four actors. I am very
grateful and pleased with all of their performances. My crew did an
excellent job as well and it was a tough three day shoot.
The $64 question of
course: When and where will House
Call be released?
After the festival run I will make it available to stream online later in
the year and possibly as early as this summer. Still working that out but
I will definitely make it available to the general public this year.
What got you into filmmaking
in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
subject? And what can you tell us about some of your filmwork prior to House
I just got that itch and decided to go to film school to see if it
would be something I like. I went to Columbia College Chicago and learned
that directing was what came the most natural. My work before House Call
is mainly student films and some commercial spec spots
At least in my theory, every filmmaker
wants to make (at least) one feature film eventually. Is this a correct
assumption when it comes to you, and is anything in the cards yet?
I would like to make a feature film and as of now there is nothing in the
cards. I have been told a lot recently that I should expand House Call
into a feature. So, we’ll see what happens.
Future projects you'd like to talk about?
I am in post production on a dark comedy short called Mr. Prick and
that will be done later this year. Other than that, I’m looking for
representation and producers who want to make quality films.
Many directors. Off the top those I can think of
are Scorsese, Sam Raimi, Ti
West, Romero, Aronofsky and a ton of others.
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Your favourite movies?
Too many to name.
and of course, films you really deplore?
Definitely too many to name.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
You can receive updates on House Call
on the facebook fan page.
I also have a facebook page for my production company with a web site
coming later this year.
Lastly, there is the film’s IMDB page.
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I am now starting to submit to festivals so be on the lookout. Also,
thank you for taking the time to watch the film and feel free to visit the
Facebook pages for updates.
for the interview!