Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- The Killing Death 2008

- Dolls 2019

- Double Face 1969

- Terror in the Skies 2019

- Hexing 2017

- Five Minute Rush 2017

- Daisy Derkins vs. the Bloodthirsty Beast of Barren Pines 2019

- Kiss Kiss 2019

- The Chair to Everywhere 2019

- The Surreal Project 2019

- The Affliction Table 2018

- Hallowed Ground 2019

- The Big Clock 1948

- Trash Arts Killers: Volume Two 2019

- Rondo 2018

- Being Without 2018

- Shed 2019

- Clinton Road 2019

- Khrustalyov, My Car! 1998

- A Record of Sweet Murder 2014

- Firstborn 2017

- Das Wundern des jungen Ulysses 2019

- The Incessant Fear of Rape 2018

- The Dragon Unleashed 2018

- Yakuza Law 1969

- Murder Made Easy 2019

- Chasing Shadows 2018

- Jumper 2019

- Bunkheads 2018

- Chase 2019

- Emily's Hands 2018

- Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll 2018

- The Grand Duel 1972

- Silencio 2018

- Room for Rent 2019

- Extra Innings 2018

- Keoma 1976

- Blood & Oil 2019

- Eyes and Prize 2018

- On the Trail of Bigfoot 2019

- The Shipment 2018

- Nox 2019

- The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire 1971

- House of Lexi 2019

- Yamasong: March of the Hollows 2017

- Astro 2018

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

An Interview with Rob Medaska, Director of MP2V

by Mike Haberfelner

July 2013

Films directed by Rob Medaska on (re)Search my Trash

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène 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 movie MP2V - in a few words, what is it about?

 

How 2 killers , in real life, would film themselves in a rural area

 

In a way, MP2V is about (internet-)fame, at whatever cost - so your personal thoughts about this topic?

 

Actually the opposite, the killers really don’t even know they are online, the website was created by one of the victims' fathers basically asking the public for help. They actually could be coming to a door near you, as of the end of the film, they could be still on the loose…

 

MP2V is unconvnetional (and possibly also hard to swallow for some) as it's told entirely from the point of view of two serialkillers. So why did you choose this approach, and did you at times have the feeling you were going too far?

 

That is exactly what we were looking for, we want to be polarizing - either you love or hate these guys, and the way the story is presented, it is completely random, as life very often is, that is the way we wanted to present the story. mIt is told backwards because on the website the "sequences" are arranged numerically in that order, as would be on your home computer, so hence the father is playing the footage which was sent to him (by whom????) as the only evidence he has, to track his daughter's killers - and we actually, because of budget constraints, could not go as far as we had hoped, in the sequel we hope to do much more. Also this is an anti American film in the sense that one must think to follow the story. American films spoon-feed the audience, this is not that type of movie…

 

How did the project get off the ground to begin with, and what was your collaboration with your co-writers like?

 

Our 4 main collaborators, me, Jules Graciolett, Charles Scott and Anoop Khadivty all got together, and created a story that could actually be real - we wanted to blur the line between reality and fiction. Killers are much more random compared to the way they are portrayed in film - we wanted this to be as disturbing real as possible.

 

Related to the last question, how much of what happens in MP2V was actually in the script, how much was improvised, and to what extent did your locations dictate the on-screen action?

 

It was funny, one reviewer actually said "the first 2 scenes were obviously scripted" - the whole film was basically improvised, we had an outline put together but what actually happened was very organic to the moment. The locations were all real as in we had to get in and get out, the abandoned house was real and we had many harrowing incidents - it was very intense!

 

Rob Medaska in MP2V

How would you describe your directorial approach to your story at hand?

 

Open. I am very open, being trained as an actor, to be open to the moment - it helps get the best out of everyone: Put talented people in a good setup - and good things happen, you just have to trust yourself to let them go.

 

You also play one of the filmmaking killers in MP2V - and being the director of the film yourself, to what extent could you identify with this character (apart from the fact that he's a serialkiller I hope)?

 

I know serial killers pretty well: Ed Gein, Albert Fish, Edmund Kemper, so I choose to be a "do" rather than "say" type - so I know what they did and knew what I wanted to portray.

 

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

 

Jules Graciolett

Jules I have worked with in NYC for over 15 years, we were in improv groups together, so working with him was second nature. The rest of the cast was done upstate, they worked a small theater, and were very apprehensive at first. Later they told me that they were actually afraid this might be a snuff film - I had to laugh at that lol.

 

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

 

Very intense, everyone on edge, filming guerrilla style, and mixing in improv - it made for an intense mix, something I wanted to do, to enhance the mood. Once we had the police show up, and I had a shotgun pointed directly at my face - intense, no? lol

 

A few words about audience and critical reception of your movie so far?

 

So far pretty good, it is a thinking film with multiple parts - internet usage, unanswered questions ... I hope it is something that makes people uneasy, that was our number 1 objective.

 

I've heard somewhere that you're planning to expand the concept of MP2V into a series. So what have you planned for future installments? And other future projects you'd like to talk about?

 

We will be shooting MPOV in a few weeks - this webseries will tie in unanswered questions and segway into MP3V, which we hope to shoot by next year. We also have a prequel in the works, we would like this be packaged as a trilogy along with a possible TV series. From there, I would like to go back and do my specialty, a comedy…

 

As far as I know, before turning your attention to movies, you started out as an improv comic. So what can you tell us about that aspect of your career, and as unlikely as it sounds, to what extent has that influenced your work on MP2V?

 

I have been doing improv in and around NYC for a long time. Some of my groups include Take Two, Manhattan Improv Company, and Group Therapy. I also starred, wrote, and directed a sketch comedy show, Cable XS, which aired in NY for a few years. It is my first love, the influence was the improv - I am able to put people into situations to maximize their talents.

 

How did you get into filmmaking eventually, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?

 

By force - I wanted to do TV for so long and could not find anyone to edit it - so I said f it, I will do it myself. So I learned, filmed, and got started that way. I have some formal training but have been on sets over 1000 times, so I know my way around pretty good…

 

What can you tell us about your film-/videowork prior to MP2V?

 

Cable XS, as I mentioned above - also have done a few small films, and lots of guest spots on other projects, mostly in New York.

 

How would you describe yourself as a director?

 

On point - I know what I want, and I need everyone on the same page.

 

Filmmakers who inspire you?

 

Roland West, James Whale, Bill Wellman, Welles ... guys of the 30’s and 40’s. I like things to be open, not nice and neat. Life is not like that.

 

Your favourite movies?

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, White Heat, Day of the Jackal, Young Frankenstein, Beau Hunks, … I have a bunch.

 

... and of course, films you really deplore?

 

Just about anything now, it is all mindless, CGI - nonsense, if you’re a fan of films now forget me, I am old school, I like strong characters and a thinking story.

 

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

 

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

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Rob Medaska
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 Rob Medaska here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

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

x-rated  find Rob Medaska at adultvideouniverse.com

www.MP2V.com is an integral part of the film. It is used by a father of one of the victims to help find clues from the public. He uses Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and email to gather information from strangers in pursuit of the 2 killers he only knows through video. How he got the videos, where they were taken, and who is behind all this, remains a mystery to him. Explore the websites for clues, enter contests to help gather some of the mysteries, use your intelligence to help solve one of the greatest mysteries ever created in the annals of horror entertainment history. Coming soon: MP3V, the sequel, and MPV, the prequel, and MPOV, the web series.

www.mp2v.com 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2426024/ 

https://twitter.com/mp2v 

https://www.facebook.com/sahtnamas.rethaf 

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmlCxLZaBo8ZipdpPQAZKgQ 

mp2v.com@gmail.com 

http://indienyc.com/?p=1955 

http://movies.broadwayworld.com/article/NewFilmmakers-NY-
Continues-with-Short-Film-Program-and-MP2V-26-20130202
 

 

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

 

Thank you for exposing us to the non-American market, we truly are a European/Asian film in the sense that it is a much more "thinking" audience, and that is exactly the type of filmgoers who would love our film - and thanks for giving all involved in MP2V this opportunity.

 

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 !!!



 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

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