Your new movie Bye Bye
Baby - in a few words, what is it about?
It's a love letter to horror and to Scream'especially, it's my
favorite movie and the one that made me love horror movies, and I wanted
to dedicate this personal project to it.
In Bye Bye
Baby, you seem to enjoy playing with horror tropes - so where did
that idea come from and is horror at all a favourite genre of yours, and
Totally yes, I love horror and we could totally
say that it is my favorite genre and in which I feel the most comfortable.
That's why in Bye Bye
Baby I wanted to play with those tropes you've
mentioned, I didn't want to copy anything but just pay hommage to all the
horror movies that somehow marked me.
To turn the last question on its head a bit,
what can you tell us about your movie's approach to horror?
wanted to pay hommage to slasher classic movies. Films like When a
Stranger Calls, Halloween or
Scream have much to do with this short
film. Of course there are many more hommages that are hidden or that I can't reveal, there is even something that I will only understand but
surely, as I said, I think it is a short film that every horror lover will
sources of inspiration when dreaming up Bye Bye
As I've already told you, movies like Halloween or
Scream have been an amazing inspiration for Bye Bye
Baby. I have many more I can't talk to you about, we don't want any
spoilers, but I think people will see them while watching the short.
You just have to talk about the effects in your movie
for a bit, and how were they achieved?
They've been made by
Oxum Fx, it was really cool working with them and we had and amazing time.
Also we have to say that the design of that effects was created by Daniel
Carrasco, the person on charge of create the new Pennywise from It
(2017), Crimson Peak and A Monster Calls.
The recurring song
in your movie, was it composed especially for your film, and what
fascinated you about it to use it the way you did?
was composed just for the short film by Roly Witherow. Hobothy Tobden
brought the score to live and David Markwood sings the song. I wanted to
make something beautiful, vintage and creepy, and Roly, who also did the
original soundtrack, did an amazing job. People can't stop singing it
when they hear it.
talk about your overall directorial approach to your story at hand!
I was writing Bye Bye
Baby's script I started creating in my mind the
kind of shots I was gonna use, so it actually came easily to me. I
wanted to make something classic but modern, create tension and start the
short on a high.
can you tell us about your cast, and why exactly these people?
when it comes to casting my actresses. María Forqué in Into the Mud was
exactly what I needed and I needed someone that special too to play Heather
in Bye Bye
Baby. I didn't want to start shooting until I've found the
perfect girl. One day I started looking some Instagram profiles and
I've found Karina Kolokolchykova. Then I knew it, she was Heather. She has
something special, her eyes, her look. I wanted her!
few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
shot the movie in three intensive days. It was really exhausting but totally worth it.
The whole team was giving me everything and I really appreciate it.
$64-question of course, where can Bye Bye
Baby be seen?
I've just started being screened at
festivals. Our first stop has been on Sitges Official Section (a dream
come true for me) and now we're going to Nocturna Festival in Madrid,
in Mexico and Donosti Fantastic Week. We're also really happy cause we're
about to compete for the Melies D'Argent Award at Razor Heel Festival
Anything you can tell us about audience and critical
reception of Bye Bye
Feeling lucky ?
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All the reviews so far have been cool.
People enjoy it and that's the most important thing for me. I want people
to have a good time, to get scared and remember the short with a smile.
Any future projects you'd like to
working right now on the feature version of Bye Bye
Baby. I'd like it to become a feature length movie, so that would be my beloved project right now.
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Thanks for the interview!