Your new movie B.C. Butcher
- in a few words, what is it about?
A 16mm girl-gang rock 'n' roll prehistoric slasher with Kato Kaelin.
What made you choose to set a slasher movie one million B.C. - and
is either the slasher or the prehistoric genre especially dear to you?
not a subgenre that gets too much attention and seemed to work well on a
tight budget. And any campy genre is dear to me!
sources of inspiration when dreaming up B.C.
Bach and Ringo Starr in Caveman!
What can you tell us about B.C.
Butcher's brand of comedy?
actually more of a comedy than a horror film. I'd like to think it's the
same sense of humor in films like Hollywood
Boulevard. Almost slapstick
but not as exaggerated.
What can you
tell us about your key cast, and why exactly these people?
of the actors in this film are extremely talented! Leilani Fideler [Leilani
Fideler interview - cllick here] had the
charisma to lead the film and play a leader of a tribe; Natasha Halevi [Natasha
Halevi interview - click here] could perfectly nail a prehistoric valley girl; Devyn Leah
[Devyn Leah interview - click
here] was able to
research and learn an accent which I was super impressed by; Molly
Elizabeth Ring [Molly
Elizabeth Ring interview - click here] had the perfect innocent-but-not-so-innocent look; and
Miranda Robin [Miranda Robin
interview - click here] is actually a stunning dead body, though that sounds odd.
Butcher was pretty much an exclusively exterior shoot - so what
can you tell us about your locations, what were the advantages and
challenges filming there, and what kind of a challenge was it to even find
This was one of the reasons
the theme fit so well with our budget. My dad lives in Topanga Canyon so
we were just able to use his backyard and the outdoor setting made it so
we didn't need to rent any lighting equipment. Everything was shot with
What can you tell us
about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
was a really fun set. Everyone got along and had a great time. I'm really
happy I was able to work with such nice and cooperative people.
movie was eventually picked up by Troma
for distribution - now how did that come about?
I met Lloyd
a couple days after shooting when he was out in Los Angeles. He was really
impressed by my story and then and there he decided he'd take a chance on
future projects you'd like to share?
My next film will be
shot on super 8 with a 100% female cast!
What got you into
filmmaking in the first place, and at such a young age, too?
since I've known what a director was I've wanted to be one. Once I felt I
was ready to make my first film I just decided to make it!
can you tell us about your filmwork prior to B.C.
isn't really much to tell. B.C.
Butcher was the first thing I'd ever done.
I've done four music videos since my film though and planning on doing
How would you describe yourself as a
Bunny Yeager of the 21st century!
Filmmakers who inspire you?
Wishman, Roger Corman [Roger
Corman bio - click here], Russ Meyer, Lloyd Kaufman.
Midnight Cowboy, Rock n Roll High
Lord Love a Duck, Spider
... and of course, films you really
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Most of the films that just got nominated today.
Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever
Anything else you're dying to mention and I have
merely forgotten to ask?
You can watch B.C.
now pre-theatrically at watch.troma.com.
It's $4.99 a month but if you sign up now you get a month free!
Thanks for the interview!