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An Interview with Tony Germinario, Director of Bad Frank

by Mike Haberfelner

June 2017

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Your new movie Bad Frank - in a few words, what is it about?


Bad Frank is about a guy who has impulse control disorder. Heís screwed up all his relationships with his family, friends, etc. Heís now married, and medicated, and heís trying to repair all his relationships, but just as he does, his old boss comes back in the picture and all hell breaks loose.


With Bad Frank being a gangster movie of sorts, is that a genre at all dear to you, and some of your genre favourites?


A gangster movie? Iíve never heard someone call it that before, but I am an Italian from Jersey. Yes, I love gangster movies (Godfather, Godfellas, etc.) but Iím a movie fan in general and I love all genres. If itís a good story and well acted, it could be all zombies for all care. Just entertain me.


(Other) sources of inspiration when writing Bad Frank?


My mom worked at a mental health institution when I was a kid so thatís partially where this came from. Itís not based on anyone in particular, but just an affliction that I thought had great opportunities to explore.


What can you tell us about your co-writers Kevin Interdonato and Russ Russo (who both also star in the film), and what was your collaboration like when writing Bad Frank?


I had the original idea and script when I brought it to Kevin. I asked him to be the lead because he had the intensity and chops to pull it off. Once he read it, he had some great ideas to expand and bring it to life. Russ also added some good things and we were off and running.


In all honesty, to what degree can you identify with Frank and his inherent rage?


Ha! I have no idea. Most people who know me and have seen the film ask me what the hell is wrong with me, because itís just about the complete opposite of who I am. Then again, maybe thatís what makes you sane is when you have an outlet to get rid of the bad stuff.


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


I think preparation is important, of course, but I think itís also important to let people do their thing. When you hire actors, youíre doing it to let them bring what they bring to the role. My job is really to make them feel comfortable to do their best. If you have the right cast, then my job is really easy.


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


Bad Frank was all done without a casting director. Iíd worked with both Kevin and Brandon Heitkamp before so they were the first two involved. Kevin is married to Amanda Clayton, they knew Russ, Russ knew Lynn, and it just kept going from there. Everyone was brought on through relationships, and to me, thatís the best way to do anything.


A few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?


We did the whole thing in just 11 Ĺ days so I had to keep things light but efficient. I had a great first AD, Tommy Monahan, and my DP, Mike Hechanova, was also fantastic. We all worked well together and had the end game in mind, so things went very smoothly. With that short amount of time, it had to!


Anything you can tell us about audience and critical reception of Bad Frank?


The reception to the movie has been incredible. Weíve gotten some amazing reviews, every actor has received at least one award on the festival circuit, and weíve won Best Film a few times, as well. Thatís just amazing to me and a testament to the performances we were able to get. As far as an audience, weíve really resonated with horror fans. I did not see that coming, but Iím super pumped. Iím a horror fan myself, and I know how rabid horror fans are. Weíre not your typical gore-fest horror film, but we definitely delve into the darker side, so I really hope people continue to enjoy it and talk about it.


Any future projects you'd like to share?


Iím working on a rape revenge story called The Price for Silence. It stars Lynn Mancinelli who also starred in Bad Frank. She was awesome as Crystal and I wrote this in collaboration with her. I didnít want to stray too far from the tone of the last one, so if people liked Frank, I think theyíll like this one, too. Itís going to be dark, dirty, and a lot of fun.


What got you into filmmaking, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?


No formal training at all. I took a screenwriting class in college, but that was longer ago than Iíd like to admit. Iíve had some good mentors and worked with some good people, so I keep learning all the time. The smartest guy in the room is the guy who surrounds himself with people who are smarter than him. And letís just say youíll never see me standing alone.


What can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Bad Frank?


I worked on a few short films that did pretty well, and I wrote a film called Wingman, Inc. which was released about two years ago. It was a romantic comedy so its about as far away from Bad Frank as you can get.


How would you describe yourself as a director?


Iím a pretty easy going guy, and I like everyone to be comfortable, so I guess Iím an actorís director. Iím not the most technical, but Iím getting there, and Iíve got an awesome, creative DP which really helps.


Filmmakers who inspire you?


Kevin Smith and Ed Burns are two of my favorites. Theyíre the kinds of indie. Great dialog, great stories, and they do much with so little. Plus, they both are great guys so how could they not inspire you.


Your favourite movies?


Goodfellas, the Godfathers, Shawshank Redemption, Spaceballs, Teen Wolf. I could go on for days.


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Ha! When I was in college, I wrote the movie reviews for the school paper. People would get frustrated with me because I only wrote positive movie reviews. It was mostly because I paid for my own tickets and I didnít want to pay for something I didnít want to see. Eventually I saw a movie called The Fourth War. Hated it. It ends in a snowball fight. I mean, come on. Really?


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


You can find the film on @badfrankmovie on Twitter and Instagram. Personally, @tonygerm on the same platforms.


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


Iíve got the best wife and kids. They put up with me acting like a kid and let me do this. Whatís cooler than that?


Thanks for the interview!


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