Your new movie LoveSexHate
- in a few words, what is it about?
It's about the difficult relationship that develops between a fairly
regular guy and a gal who is dealing with a lot of issues.
The female lead
character of LoveSexHate
is a rather unhinged woman - so how much research did go into this aspect
of your movie, and is any of this based on personal experience? And who do
you actually identify with more in all honesty, her or her seemingly
The film is very autobiographical.
Years ago I was involved in a relationship that was very similar to
the one depicted in the film, and while I certainly changed some things
and added some other things in, it's pretty accurate to what I experienced
from the character Bob's perspective. My research was living through
many of these experiences.
(Other) sources of inspiration
when writing LoveSexHate?
dated a woman who mas much like the Jennifer character in LoveSexHate,
and also having previously dated a woman who had dissociative identity
disorder (multiple personalities), I've read a lot over the years about
psychology to try to better understand these women and the issues they are
dealing with. My inspiration was to try to show that while sometimes
we're not perfect as people, it doesn't mean that we're not worthy of
still being loved, even if that love relationship can often be difficult
of your movie actually takes place in the couple's apartment - so do talk
about your location, and what was it like filming there? And how limiting
but maybe also liberating is it to only have a handful of locations at
We shot the vast majority of the film in the
apartment I was living in at the time, which made things extremely
convenient for me. Many of our films have been shot largely in one
location, and this is quite liberating and efficient because we're not
having to waste time moving equipment and people around. The only
limiting aspect of shooting like this is that sometimes we find ourselves
in tight quarters. For example, the bath tub scenes in LoveSexHate were
quite snuggly to shoot for all involved.
What can you tell us about your overall
directorial approach to your story at hand
As usual, I was
fortunate to be working with a super talented cast. I had worked
with both Giovanna Leah and Jason W. Griffith on other projects, most
notably our feature film Evil Intent in which they played a
couple who was dating, just like in LoveSexHate. Gia and
Jason need very little direction because they are both real pros and easy
to work with. I've also worked extensively with Libby Baker, who has
a small role in LoveSexHate and who played a starring role in
Evil Intent, and Libby needs almost no direction, she's so talented. With
Ellis McBride, the young girl in the film, since this was her acting debut
we coached her along a little bit, but Ellis had a real feel for what she
was doing and proved to be super easy and fun to work with.
Glenn on set
about your cast, and why exactly these people?
I tend to
work with the same cast members over and over because once someone shows
me that they are talented and professional (meaning they show up on time,
know their lines, and get along with everyone else on set), I will
continue to use them. When it comes to Gia, she did such a wonderful
job in Evil Intent and
The Worst Movie EVER! that
it was a no-brainer to work with her again. With Jason, he was also
excellent in Evil Intent, as well as some early short films we did,
and I would never hesitate to work with him. And with Libby, she's
starred in so many of our films (Evil Intent,
Separate Checks, Therapissed) and always done such an incredible job that I will put
her in the cast of every film I ever make - if I get the chance.
you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
had a lot of fun on set. There often were only four people on set
during the shoot - me, Gia, Jason, and the director of photography, Alan
Dague-Greene. Alan is an absolute laugh riot (we've worked on To
Die is Hard, The Worst Movie EVER! and other projects
together), so he and I were constantly laughing and screwing around.
A running gag during the shoot was me and Alan talking like Herbert
the Pervert from Family Guy, and somehow or another during the
shoot I started referring to myself as "Creamy Goodness" in a
rip-off from some old South Park episodes, so we were
constantly talking like Herbert and calling me Creamy Goodness, which
might not sound like much to read about, but during the shoot it just made
me and Alan laugh and laugh. And this has carried over as I
typically sign my emails to Alan with the name "Creamy". Alan
and I have since worked together on a short film titled Spring Break
Chaos that will be ready at some point, and that film was a
complete blast to work on as the entire cast and crew consisted of me,
Alan, Jeff McBride (who's starred in our films To Die is Hard and
The Worst Movie EVER!), and Ellis McBride, who's the little girl in
LoveSexHate and the daughter of Jeff.
$64-question of course, when and where will LoveSexHate
be released onto the general public?
soon be available for viewing in two ways. First, we've just signed
a deal with LeglessCorpse/Back Aisle Video for them to do a
of all nine of our completed feature films, and we've reached a deal with
the 24 Hour Movie Channel on Roku for them to add all nine of our films to
their viewing catalog. So within a month or so all of these films
will be available for Blu-ray purchase on the LeglessCorpse website, and
for those people with a Roku set-up, they can already watch six of our
films there with LoveSexHate
and two others of our films to
shortly be available on the network for free viewing.
Anything you can
tell us about audience and critical reception of LoveSexHate
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Very few people have seen the film at this point as
it's so new and has yet to be released to the public, but of those who
have seen it, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
this year we plan to release a feature horror film titled Paralyzed
with Fear that stars Kane Hodder from the Friday the 13th films
and is already generating attention from distributors. We hope to
have that film ready for Halloween. In May we're shooting a feature
comedy titled Poetry Slammed that should be a lot of fun to
shoot and that stars Jonathan Hodges, who previously starred in our film Midget
Zombie Takeover. And then there's the short film Spring Break
Chaos that will be ready at some point.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
The web address
for my personal website that I use for booking speaking engagements and
that has a lot of information about our films is http://www.glennspeaks.com/.
My Facebook page address is https://www.facebook.com/glenn.berggoetz,
and people can find lots of information about our films there, as well as
links to the Facebook fan pages we have set up for some of our films.
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
think you covered it!
for the interview!