Your upcoming movie Dry Well - in a few words, what is it about?
Dry Well is about a post industrial apocalyptic world where greed has
lead to contamination of the water supply and the weather has been altered by
pollutants. Now a dry barren world; where the only water supply is deep below
the earth. The existing wells are all running dry and villages are fighting
for control over their water source that gangs try and control. But a
stranger will come to town and will change all this.
How did the project come together in the first place?
The project came together when one night I was watching The Book of Eli
and True Grit and thought “Hey the two together would make a fantastic
what were your inspirations when writing Dry Well?
Tiffany - I took a lot from watching old westerns like True Grit
and my favorite
movie WaterWorld. I love the look of these movies and the characters. The
anti-hero, who doesn’t mean to be a hero but turns out to be one; the
villain who everyone hates and hopes will fall off a cliff, and then the
damsel in distress, her way of getting under your skin.
Dry Well being a post apocalyptic thriller, is that a genre you can
at all relate to, and some of your genre favourites (in whatever medium)?
This is our first script in this genre, it's not necessarily a
favorite but it seemed to work for this script.
Josh - Some of my favorite
genre are action, comedy and sci-fi.
Tiffany - I am old
school I love the romantic comedies and just romance in itself.
how do you plan to approach your subject at hand from a directorial point
Josh - Basically I'm going to approach it as mood and tone. I’m going
to set the mood and tone to convey the story as a post apocalyptic with
using a technique called skip bleaching in post production. There is going to be
gun fights like your typical western, so we will have killer gun effects.
post-apocalyptic movie without the right sets and locations - so what can
you tell us about your intended locations?
One of the locations for
Dry Well is local airsoft field that the men who
own it have graciously given us permission to film their and they will
even play a role in the movie themselves, since they do after all have their own weapons. The second location is as much open desert as we can
get, and since we are filming in Victorville, California all we have is
Chalet Lizette Brannan
can tell us about your projected cast yet?
We do have one cast member so far. a wonderfully gifted actress by
the name of Chalet Lizette
As for other cast
members, we will be holding auditions soon for those
As far as I
know, you are currently still raising funds for your movie - so what can
you tell us about your fundraising campaign?
Our campaign is up on
IndieGoGo at the moment.
We are trying to raise $10,000 and after the movie is made we have decided
that any money the movie makes we will be donating 10% to St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital.
funds are raised, how are you going to proceed, and any idea yet when the
movie might be released onto the general audience (and I know this is
waaay too early to ask)?
Once the money is raised we are going to put it
onto DVDs for distribution, and working with our local theater we will
work on getting it out to the general public. We are also planning on
getting it into as many film festivals as we can.
Let's go back to the beginnings
of your careers - what got you into filmmaking in the first place, and did
you receive any formal training on the subject?
Josh - For me it was Star Wars. I saw it
when I was younger and thought “That is what I want to do” - I am
currently attending New York Film Academy in Hollywood California, I
graduate September 2013 with my degree in Film Making.
Tiffany - For me, I have always loved the classic films like The Sound of
Music, and My Fair Lady, and enjoyed watching them on channels like
but I never really thought “hey that’s what I would like to do with my
life." Then when Josh and I started dating and I saw he had a passion for
filmmaking, and he started going to school for it, I got more involved in
it and loved the whole process.
you tell us about your filmwork prior to Dry Well?
We just finished filming a feature film
over the summer called SuperFans, a story that Josh wrote and directed -
We have also been doing a lot of TV-pilot pitches and commercials.
future projects you'd like to share?
We have an idea for a TV series that we will be
filming in the near future to pitch to the WB. Basically it’s a Robin
Hood-idea with a twist, can't go more into detail than that.
Josh - George Lucas because he is the master of
sci-fi and Steven Spielberg because he is an awesome director. Both of
these men have been my inspiration through my entire career.
Your favourite movies?
Josh - Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Back
to the Future, Top Gun, Touch of Evil are just to name a few, there are
tons more I love.
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Tiffany - Gosh there are so
many Singing in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, The
Unsinkable Molly Brown (I’m a huge Debbie Reynolds fan if you can't tell),
Arsenic and Lace, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady,
Bachelor Mother, anything with Cary Grant and Doris Day - oh the list could go on and on for me.
and of course, films you really deplore?
Tiffany - I know I’m going to get
beef for this but Titanic is one that I could live without.
Josh - I agree. Can't really think of any off hand.
film's website, Facebook, IndieGoGo, whatever else?
Our website http://puddlepirateproductions.yolasite.com
Facebook page for Puddle Pirate
Facebook page for Dry Well
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Don’t think there is anything we haven’t
talked about, thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.
for the interview!