Your new movie Red Net
- in a few words, what is it about?
It is about terrorism. How effective can terrorizing people be and what
people are capable of when they believe in some ideals.
What were your
sources of inspiration when writing Red
The situation we are living in now - anytime
anywhere we can die, killed by a kamikaze from a big organization or just
by a fanatic or a mad man. And for what?
Of the three main characters in Red
Net, who do you identify with the most, actually, and who was the
most fun to write?
I identify myself withthe camera
man, because I've watching terrorism for several years, but I'm doing
nothing to prevent it, like most people.
The most fun character to write
was Michelle, create her madness and tortures was very imaginative.
What can you tell us about your
writing partner David White, and what was your collaboration like?
is an awesome partner because he loves what he does, same as me. We
start writing Red
Net with a lot of doubts, because it is not easy to write an
interlacing story without making big mistakes and on a very low budget,
Net conisists mostly of long continuous takes - what was the idea
behind that, and what were the challenges filming that way?
wanted to make the story as real as possible and the found footage style
was the right choice but at the same time there were many challenges
in shooting 15 or 20 minutes of continuous takes. Anyway I had a wonderful
cast, They studied for a long time and we did a lot of rehearsals. At the
same time I had to coordinate every camera movement with the characters
acting. It was very tough but we did it J
Net is reduced to only a handful by themselves not very
interesting locations - so what were the advantages and challenges here?
I think that if you kidnap a man and you tie him to a chair for a long
time to question him and torture him you need an abandoned and isolated
or place where nobody can hear you or find you. So I designed the set
thinking about it. Shooting the movie in beautiful and too lived-in locations
could ruin the atmosphere.
can you tell us about your overall directorial approach to your story at
Well that was complicated, you need the right
location, you need the right actors, and the script must fit with the
location and characters. It is like a puzzle, you have to find the
right way to start composing it and piece by piece the picture comes to
Do talk about your cast, and why exactly these
Because they are all vey well experienced actors,
because they work with a lot of passion first of all and because
they collaborate with everybody on the set giving ideas and
suggestions to improve the final results. They care about the movie. They
love teamwork in a few words.
What can you tell us about the shoot as such,
and the on-set atmosphere?
Set atmosphere was very frantic
because we had very little time for shooting and every take was very long
and tiresome. We had to be very concentrated all the time. But nobody was nervous
or hysterical. And before and after each take or during the lunch we
had a lot of fun because it is important to relax and laugh sometimes on
set, in particular when you need to shoot 15/20 minute takess without
making a single mistake.
The $64 question of course,
when and where will your film be released onto the general public?
be honest I don't know yet when Red
Net will be released because I've just finished post production
and I'm still talking about it with distributors. Anyway I can tell you
that in August Red
Net is going to The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
as one of the award winning films of 2016 in the category suspense-thriller
in Ohio, so that's a good event where people can watch it and follow the
festival of course.
future projects you'd like to share?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Yes, I'm planning a
new movie but for now it's just a draft and it's a long way to make this
new film a reality, so we have to stay in touch ;)
website, Facebook, whatever else?
Website will be available
at the end of August at
people can follow Red
Net for now on Twitter
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rednetfilm and
Anything else you're
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
don't think so, your interview is really detailed J
for the interview!
Thanks to you J