Your new movie Radio
Candy - in a few words, what is it about?
Romance. The hypocrisy of belief systems... and bodily fluids.
were your sources of inspiration when writing Radio
was watching a lot of Troma films at the time and I guess that's where the
gross-out gags come from. But originally Radio
supposed to be two entirely different movies. One about Adam and his
Grandma, and one about Jimmy and Susan. I guess I got impatient about
which one to shoot first so I just ended up squeezing them together.
Given the over-the-topness of your movie,
this might sound like an odd question, but is Radio
Candy in any way or form autobiographical, and to what extent can
you identify with either of the movie's leads Adam or Jim - or any of the
other characters, really?
character of Jimmy is mirrored after my older brother and I guess in a way
that makes me Adam. They're cousins in the movie but I really wanted that
big brother/little brother vibe. I've also murdered my high school bully
and banged his girlfriend right afterwards. 'Twas a sweet snatch.
Do talk about Radio
Candy's brand of humour, and in all honesty, did you have the
feeling you went too far some of the times - or did that actually only
spur you on to go further?
the grandma abuse scene. But I definitely wanted to take it further. I had
a couple of scenes in mind that didn't make it past the writing stage.
Like one where a tranny masturbates on a dead deer and another where a man
squirts milk out of his asshole.
A few words about your
overall directorial approach to your story at hand?
a good looking shot for the gag. I try to incorporate as many art-house
elements into my comedies as much as possible. But at the end of the day,
it's a comedy and the laugh should come first. Unfortunately this movie
was very gag-heavy, so I couldn't really flex my skills in that department
as much as I had wanted to.
talk about your key cast, and why exactly these people?
the only people willing to ruin their reputations for my silly movies. They
also happen to be friends and co-workers.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
and stressful. Would've been a pretty entertaining documentary if someone
was there filming all of the behind-the-scenes.
$64-question of course, where can Radio
Candy be seen?
can catch Radio
Candy at my website
- along with my other films.
Anything you can tell us about
audience and critical reception of Radio
apparently makes people confused and uncomfortable.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
hoping to make my feature-length debut this year. I've been bouncing
around different scripts. We'll see what happens.
got you into filmmaking in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
saw The Kentucky Fried Movie at a very young age and that's
what sparked this agonizing obsession I've had with films and filmmaking.
Blame ZAZ for ruining my life. And no, I had to teach myself everything
and pretty much ignored all filmmaking tutorials because I don't like
people telling me how to do things.
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to Radio
last few films share a similar sense of humor and have been touring the
festival circuit lately. Believe it or not, films about conjoined twin
incest and pedophilic ventriloquists CAN win awards. Go figure.
How would you describe yourself as a
Filmmakers who inspire you?
Downey sr, Lloyd
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
A Space Odyssey, The Master, Dumb & Dumber, The Brown Bunny, Blue
... and of course, films you really
Marvel has released since 2010.
Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever
Anything else you're dying to mention and I have
merely forgotten to ask?
live in Texas and have two missing teeth.
Thanks for the interview!