Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Crimson Peak 2015

- The New York Butcher 2016

- Shellmont County Massacre 2018

- Beauty Queen 2018

- Virgin Genocide 2018

- Bloody Birthday 1981

- The Big Take 2018

- Somnium 2018

- The Wedding Party 1969

- Lasso 2018

- Intensive Care 2018

- Red Venom Kills 2017

- City of Gold 2016

- Gosford Park 2001

- Upstate Story 2018

- The Serpent's Egg 1977

- Beyond the Night 2018

- Krampus Origins 2018

- The Baby 1973

- Odd Men Out 2018

- Bonehill Road 2017

- Slapped! The Movie 2018

- Christmas Blood 2017

- The Unnamable 1988

- Elves 2018

- Theresa & Allison 2018

- Halloween at Aunt Ethel's 2018

- Ugly Sweater Party 2018

- Torture Fetish 2 2018

- To the Slaughter 2017

- Ossarium 2018

- Bilal: An New Breed of Hero 2015

- Snowflake 2017

- Tales for the Midnight Hour II 2018

- To Dream 2016

- Dance of Death 1968

- Cleavers 2019

- Bloody Ballet 2018

- Outlawed 2018

- My Name is Casey Jones 2018

- Soundbite 2018

- Purgatoric 2018

- Making a Killing 2018

- Maria's Tale 2018

- My Deadly Playmate 2018

- [Cargo] 2018

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

An Interview with József Gallai, Director of Echoes

by Mike Haberfelner

January 2018

Films directed by József Gallai on (re)Search my Trash

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsčne Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Your new movie Echoes - in a few words, what is it about?

 

Echoes tells the story of a middle-aged man and his infant son who are haunted by strange entities in the middle of the woods.

 

What were your sources of inspiration when writing Echoes?

 

I am fond of films that deal with the intimate connection between man and nature, reality and imagination, therefore I watched a lot of films having these elements in them. Here I really need to highlight I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House and A Ghost Story, as these films were extremely powerful in telling stories by using long and sometimes motionless, yet fascinating takes.

 

Echoes is not exactly linear when it comes to its narrative and at times blurs reality and imagination - so do talk about your storytelling approach for a bit, and how easy or hard was it not to lose the plot in the process?

 

As I intended to get rid of linear structure, the story can be divided into two parts: one is led by some bittersweet moments highlighting a few memories with his wife, while the other focuses on the main character surrounded by strange events that affect him physically and mentally, too. It was easy to follow the plot as it was my plan to work with this kind of storytelling right from the beginning.

 

What can you tell us about Echoes' approach to horror?

 

I would define the film as a mixture of experimental and transcendental horror heavily relying on atmosphere - I tend to call it an ambient horror. If one expects gore and mayhem, disappointment may follow their expectations, but if you are ready to let the movie take your hands and guide you, you might like the ride.

 

I think your locations were an integral part in getting the atmosphere of your movie across just right - so where was Echoes filmed, and what was it like filming there?

 

Indeed, perhaps the most important elements of the film are locations - it was shot in the Bakony Hills, located in Transdanubia, Hungary and it was a great fun filming there surrounded by the woods and complete silence. The closest village was about 4-5 miles away from us. As there are only a few characters in the story, the complete cast and crew was around ten people.

 

What can you tell us about your key cast, and why exactly these people?

 

The main character is played by Shawn Michael Clankie, who I think is one of the most committed actors I have ever worked with. In my last feature he had already had a small role and I knew I would want him to play the lead this time. It is a great pleasure knowing Shawn and I loved to work with him. I had the privilege to work again with Tímea Virga and Rob Oldfield, but I learned a lot when I directed great Hungarian actors such as Péter Inoka or Bea Kocsis.

 

The $64-question of course, where can your movie be seen?

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find József Gallai
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find József Gallai here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

It starts its festival run very soon but it will be available online between 25 and 28 January 2018. Go watch it on the film's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/echoesshort2018

 

Any future projects you'd like to share?

 

My horror feature entitled Spirits in the Dark is currently in pre-production. Hopefully it will get a worldwide release in 2019. We'll see.

 

Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?

 

News and updates are available here: https://www.facebook.com/echoesshort2018

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

© by Mike Haberfelner


Legal note: (re)Search my Trash cannot
and shall not be held responsible for
content of sites from a third party.




Thanks for watching !!!



 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD

 

 

Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...

 

Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!

 

Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner

 

Jetzt kaufen bei
Lulu.com