Hot Picks

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Psychic Murder 2017

- Axeman 2: Overkill 2016

- Don't Be Bad 2015

- Skyquake 2015

- Dreaming Purple Neon 2016

- Wicked Conclusions 2016

- Teenage Ghost Punk 2014

- The Beast in the Cave 2016

- The Quiet Hour 2015

- Night Kaleidoscope 2017

- Chicago Rot 2015

- Something Weird 1967

- Your Second Chance 2017

- Nyctophobia 2017

- Deviant Behavior 2017

- Psychos 2017

- The Man with Apple-Shaped Boxing Gloves 2006

- Do You Believe... In Ghosts? 2017

- LoveSexHate 2017

- Psychomania 1973

- Migraine 2017

- Wine Tasting 2017

- Sledgehammer 2017

- Hollow Porcelain Fish Chamber 2009

- Savageland 2015

- Witchstalker 2014

- Paranoia Tapes 2015

- Death Rot 2016

- The Raking 2017

- Blood Moon River 2017

- Wolf House 2016

- The Mason Brothers 2017

- Zombie Cats from Mars 2015

- Bethany 2017

- The Tribe 2016

- Comfort 2016

- Cinema Paradiso 1988

- Undercover Mistress 2016

- Attack of the Killer Shrews! 2016

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Out of My Skin 2016

- My Name is 'A' by anonymous 2011

- Lesbian Seduction: The Bedroom 2 2011

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

An Interview with Karen Lam, Director of Chiral

by Mike Haberfelner

November 2015

Films directed by Karen Lam on (re)Search my Trash

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

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

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

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 Chiral - in a few words, what is it about?

 

The film is about an art dealer who has his iPad stolen on the night of his gallery opening. He confronts the would-be thief, and discovers that nothing is what he thinks it is.

 

You came up with the story for Chiral together with your leads Nelson Leis and Vanessa Walsh - so who had the original idea, what can you tell us about the creative process, and your sources of inspiration when writing story and screenplay?

 

Nelson and Vanessa were working on a short film idea, based on an incident that happened at Vanessa's workplace. The original idea was about chirality, which is a scientific term dealing with molecules and I was really intrigued about exploring Jungian theory in a short film. I took the original story idea and wrote the script, using Nelson and Vanessa as sounding boards. It's a luxury to be able to write and create with your lead actors, rather than having to write in a vacuum.

 

Nelson Leis

To what extent can you actually identify with your lead Hank?

 

Right after we filmed and finished the film, I lost my own father. In some ways, the story feels a little prophetic: I didn't expect to have my own life as fractured as it has been over the last year. I can identify with the burden of expectation on Hank's shoulders.

 

I think Chiral is a movie that keeps you guessing long after you've seen it - a fair assessment, and if so, what can you tell us about that aspect of your movie?

 

Chiral can be seen in quite a number of ways. For me, it is directly related to my own understanding of Jung: The anima/animus of our identity, and our relationship to the shadow self. This film is probably the most esoteric of any films I've written or directed, but probably because of my own personal experiences this last year.

 

What can you tell us about your directorial approach to your story at hand?

 

Vanessa Walsh

With this film, everything was handheld and shot on a small Sony DSLR. I didn't want anything to feel stable or moored, because Hank's world is about to splinter. The slightly nauseating feeling is something I was playing with: I supposed it's a little sadistic to try to make the audience feel like I've been feeling over the last year...

 

Do talk about your cast, and why exactly these people?

 

The story comes from Nelson and Vanessa, so there was no question that they would be my two central leads. I brought Ingrid Nilson on board to balance them out: Ingrid is a talented actress and voice actress, but also my yoga instructor. She has a certain warmth that I wanted to balance against the coolness of Nelson and Vanessa's energies: I wanted to make sure that Hank had someone in his life that was an achor, even if he rejects her help.

 

What can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?

 

We shot over two days in an art gallery space, actually felt like a gallery opening because we had all the extras, as well as a Dutch television crew that was shooting our set as part of a reality show. It was all a little surreal, like the shoot itself! Everything was a bit guerilla: My DP Michael Balfry used minimal lighting, we had the handheld camera and a little rig, and that's about it. I love working with a small crew if I can get away with it - it's a little more work for everyone but we're more agile and flexible.

 

Ingrid Nilson

The $64-question of course, when and where will Chiral be released onto the general public?

 

We're just starting to get into film festivals: We had our world premiere at the Monsters of Film festival in Sweden, and our North American premiere is at Blood in the Snow in Toronto. There's a few other invitations but I can't announce those until the festivals give me the a-okay.

 

Anything you can tell us about audience and critical reception of your movie yet?

 

Actually, you're our first review! Friends and family, as lovely as they are, make terrible critics.

 

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

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Karen Lam
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 Karen Lam here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Karen Lam at adultvideouniverse.com

Any future projects you'd like to share?

 

I have two new feature scripts and a mini-series, but I have some fairly extensive writing to do on them. There's a certain hell in writing, I have to admit. I also have another feature film script I wrote in the same way for Nelson and Vanessa, but it's a 1970s road trip movie set in the Nevada desert.

 

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

 

Just the FB page, at the moment - https://www.facebook.com/Chiral-740586905979421

 

Anything else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?

 

The weirdest thing happened to Nelson last week: His iPad was stolen by a transient out of a coffee shop and literally, it was like the film, minus the ending. Nelson said that if I was manifesting, wouldn't it be better if I wrote the next film for him and Vanessa set on a beach in Maui...?

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

Thank you!

 

© 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