Your new movie Anne - in a
few words, what is it about?
is about a mentally
ill woman with a severe personalty disorder who develops a strange
relationship with her dolls. She becomes victim to insomnia and even
self-mutilation leaving her son to unfold the strange truth behind Anne's
What were your inspirations when writing Anne,
and is any of it based on personal experience?
and old women are a good recipe for horror in my opinion. I think that
meal makes people feel uncomfortable.
an deliberately slow pace for Anne
- care to talk about that decision?
I wanted it to feel
more like a drama and make the viewer feel the emptiness of being alone
all the time with these dolls in this house just as Anne would. Her life
is slow-paced and she has to find ways to entertain herself.
What can you tell us
about Anne's overall approach to horror?
for horror here is creepy dolls with an old sick woman in solitude.
Perhaps, it’s what life is like for that one old lady that happens to
live in everyone's neighborhood.
storyline is a bit on the deliberately confusing side - care to elaborate
on this, and how hard was it to at times not just lose the plot?
want the viewer to be confused and have to watch it two or three times to
really get it. I like to mislead and throw curve balls. Keep you off track
for what is about to happen in the end.
talk about your directorial approach to your story at hand!
love watching a story come to life and I love being able to get the most
out of every moment, so I pay attention to detail and try my best to
can you tell us about your cast, and why exactly these people?
cast! Great people! Gail Yost is extremely talented. This one no easy character
to bring to life! Michael Kenneth Fahr [Michael
Kenneth Fahr interview - click here] was the perfect fit! He was amazing! Natalie
it home with her performance as well! She had to play a difficult turn of
events in the film and handled it like a pro. Melissa Daddiowas spot on
perfect for the role also. I couldn’t imagine it being anyone else and
of course John Kyle had to bring a very sad and empty feeling to the film the
was delivered in a perfect fashion! I couldn’t be happier!
of course also have to talk about your location for a bit, and what were
the advantages and also challenges filming there?
location shoots are tough and beneficial for many reasons. I love the idea
of knowing the house is pre-set for shooting conditions and not having to
move around a lot. However with that said making the movie entertaining in
one location can be difficult. So the substance had to come from more than
one idea and plot.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
Couldn’t be better! Great crew, great people, a lot of fun! It was a
small budget and a small crew but that makes it a lot of fun sometimes and
allows us a chance to get to know each other better at the end of the day.
I can honestly say we are all great friends now.
$64-question of course, where can Anne
was just completed and has been submitted to
several distributors for review. We’ve already received several offers
and are awaiting more. This film will be distributed worldwide-wide in
outlets like Walmart, Amazon, Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, etc.
Anything you can tell us about critical and
audience reception of Anne
It’s not had an audience viewing yet, however the first review is in
Review by Michael Haberfelner:
"A word of warning: Better not watch Anne when you have to have
plenty of sleep the ensuing night, as it's really creepy and
likely to remain with you for quite a while, thanks mostly to its
visual strength and of course its strong central performance by
[click here for the full review]
Any future projects you'd like to share?
Working on several at a time at all times! The next one is still a bit of
a secret for now Then following it will be Kill Cam with co-director
Jason Henne. After that will be one of two films filming with co-director
Joseph D. Thomas.
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covered it! Thank you so much!
for the interview!