Your new movie Club
Lingerie - in a few words what is it about?
It's about a woman who tries to revamp her grandfather's nightclub by hiring
models to put on display, but they start winding up dead.
did the project come together in the first place?
approached by Bouvier [Bouvier
interview - click here] and her husband John about the idea. I turned
their treatment into a full length script and we shot it.
Lingerie being based on a story by your star Bouvier and John Van
Harlingen - in what detail did the story go, what was your collaboration
with them like during the writing process, and how much freedom did you
take with their story?
It was the first time I've done
something like that. I usually write my own stories and scripts but I
liked the idea. They gave me a lot of freedom but had some things
they wanted changed once I finished the first draft, and Bouvier wrote a
few additional scenes we also included.
How did the muppet sneak into the
movie, and was the character supposed to be a muppet from the beginning?
thought it might be funny so I commissioned a puppet, custom built for the
picture. Dr. Grundles isn't a muppet, but maybe there are some
similarities. I've always liked puppets and it seemed to work fine for
this type of film.
can you tell us about the rest of your cast, and why exactly these people?
don't really know why I cast certain people, it just kind of happens. A
lot of people were eager to be in the film and I gave a lot of roles to
friends or those who auditioned for my last film and didn't get it, and
others were people recommended to me by my publicist.
a bit of Club
Lingerie seems to have been improvised on the spot - am I at all correct in
There was some, especially between Dr.
Grundles and the transvestite, Legs Benedict, but most of it I
think was delivered the way I wrote it.
What can you tell us about your overall
directorial approach to your subject at hand?
It's kind of
like wrangling farm animals, you have to force chickens into the pen
no matter how muddy it is. Acting is the hardest position to take on. You
have to somehow be something that's entertaining. I never let them
rehearse, and I try to get the scene all in one take, uncut.
about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
weird, overwhelmingly unpredictable. Lots of unfortunate events happened
that we had to muscle our way through. I got challenged perhaps more than
I usually do with the distractions that arise from minor or major
circumstances. We built the dressing room, bohemian style, with lots
curtains and that's enjoyable to see. All in all what a madness this shoot
was. One day there was a Playmate photo shoot going on someone else was
doing and they shot in the exact same area we were shooting and almost
everything that could have gone wrong did. The worst thing that happened
was when our art director suffered from a motor cycle accident on the
way home from set, but made a good recovery.
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few words about audience and critical reception of your movie so far?
audience at the premiere at FANtastic Horror Festival in San Diego
seemed to get a big kick out of it, laughing hysterically throughout,
but with every film there is always some bad criticism. It might be too
silly for some people.
future projects you'd like to share?
Ballet of Blood
Ballerina Massacre is on the rise. Photography starts soon, and we're currently
casting. It's going to be one of the most talked about horror films of
website, Facebook, whatever else?
Thanks for the