are usually seen as pacifist, innocent , kindhearted women, who are
deprived of sensual desires because of their vows of chastity. To use this
as taboo in the exploitation/grindhouse genre goes against the morals and
values of religion. And it creates a fetish for the nun. I've seen a
few nunsploitation films or those with a portion of nun themes like the
80's grindhouse film Ms. 45. The indie film
Nude Nuns with Big Guns sparked my interest as well.
sources of inspiration when writing Second to Nun?
written a few grindhouse scripts over the years and wanted to write one
with a strong female lead. The iconic grindhouse nun was the inspiration.
got the project off the ground to begin with?
craving to make some type of grindhouse film. So I wrote the short script
and started the process with hiring some cast and crew.
nun movies always suggest quite a bit of nudity and violence. How far do
you intend to go in either direction and is there a line you refuse to
I intend to go VERY far. No lines I refuse to cross.
can you tell us about the intended overall look and feel of Second to
Nun? And to what extent will you pay hommage to grindhouse cinema of
Once we get the feature produced, Second To
Nun"will be gritty, dramatic, action-packed, raunchy and comedic
with a grindhouse cinematic feel. The film itself will pay homage to that
era of films.
You just have to talk about your projected cast for
a bit, and why exactly these people?
As I was writing each
character, a few Hollywood actors came to mind. Those who would be perfect
for this film. Depending on how much we raise for the film, or if I happen
to bump into a producer, I'd possibly like to use actors like Jeff Fahey,
Tony Todd, Keith David, Amber Heard, Molly Dunsworth, Jamie Chung, Nicole
Beharie, Aimee Garcia and Zoe Bell.
As we speak, Second
to Nun is still in its fundraising stages - so what can you tell us
about your fundraising efforts?
I'm hoping to raise the
funds needed to shoot the film in the late summer/early fall.
Once your funds are
raised, how will you proceed, and any idea when the film will be released
Looking to have it released summer 2014.
Any future projects beyond
Second to Nun?
I have a few grindhouse projects I've written prior to Second to Nun
that I would
like to make as well.
got you into filmmaking to begin with, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
No formal training. I began as an
actor in 1998. I've written a few scripts over the years and developed an
interest in filmmaking.
Do talk about your filmwork
prior to Second to Nun for a bit?
As an actor, I've
worked on a few indie features here and there. And done some stand-in work
for Hollywood actors.
How would you
describe yourself as a writer and a director?
versatile, edgy and controversial screenwriter/director.
writers, whatever else who inspire you?
Jack Hill, Russ
Meyer, George A. Romero, Lucio Fulci [Lucio
Fulci bio - click here], Quentin
Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Rob Zombie.
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Cake, Evil Dead 2,
Planet Terror, Dawn
of the Dead, Blade, Thriller:
They Call Her One-Eye, Jackie Brown are some of my favorites.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
many to name lol.
movie's website, Facebook, IndieGoGo, whatever else?
page is https://www.facebook.com/SecondToNun
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
interested investors/producers can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
very much for this interview!!
for the interview!