Your upcoming film Go Go Girls vs. the Nazis - in a few
words, what is it about (apart from the obvious)?
In a Small Midwest
the only thing standing between the evil Drug pushing Mayor and his Nazi
Allies are a group of Go Go Girls and a handful of friends.
did you come up with the idea to pit go go girls against Nazis in the
first place - and what
can you tell us about your screenwriter Ross Bigley [Ross
Bigley interview - click here]? And what is your
The idea came about
becuse I am a sick fuck and lifelong fan of Russ Meyer. This is my tribute
to a overlooked great filmmaker.
Ross Bigley and I have known each other for years. Ross himself is a great film
maker and promotes others around the
Midwest. With his Milwaukee Short Film Festival (since 1993), he
has been all about helping others.
Working with Ross has been fantastic, he knows of my love of Russ Meyer
and how to integrate that with great story ideas into a film I think with
rock the world or put us in jail - maybe both.
How did the project come into being,
and at what stage of production is it presently?
Mr. Bigley told me to
get off my couch and make this film. Ross is the kinda guy who's unafraid
to tell someone whether their idea will translate into a good film or not.
can you tell us about Go Go Girls vs. the Nazis' directors?
The Go Go Girls with Wayne Clingman
Beck and Jack Packerd both are long-time filmmakers from the Milwaukee
area. No nonsense professionals who believe in the project and know how to
get the story onto film, and the way they work with actors is amazing.
Reading the title Go
Go Girls vs. the Nazis alone, the first question that pops into any
heterosexual man's mind is of course: who are the babes ... I mean, what
can you tell us about your female cast?
have the best actresses in the world! I took the trouble to find ones who
understand not only Russ Meyer but how good grindhouse is not torture
Is my Dark Muse [Melantha
Blackthorne interview - click here]! I have to say that Melantha is the best actress I have had the chance to work with. Time and time again she has
gone above the call of duty.
Her past films have inspired me to think out of
the box, and her ideas on playing the Big Bad
Nazi in the film.
Doctor Headie has brought out a new age in exploitation
Connected to the
last question, and again something that will pop into every guy's mind
right away - how far are you planning to go in terms of nudity and the
Hard R, baby!
Since we got the Go Go Girls-part of your movie
covered, who are the Nazis? And a few words about the rest of your
Of course we have Melantha
Blackthorne playing Doctor
evil Nazi Doctor, and we
have Andy Schatner [Andy
Schatner interview - click here], an actor/filmmaker out of Chicago doing great work in
the film a a Nazi Monster and Yeoman in the teasers.
If I'm not mistaken, you have
described Go Go Girls vs. the Nazis as your tribute to Russ Meyer -
would you like to elaborate on that? And some of your Meyer-favourites?
Russ Meyer is someone we should all know more about,
not only for his well-equipped actresses, he also financed and distributed
his own films at first.
Hollywood was not his friend until they (Hollywood) needed him more then he needed them. Goes to show what one can do with a
good (or fun) story.
I like most of his
films, best is Mondo Topless, Vixen, and of course Faster,
Pussycat ... Kill! Kill!.
Especially in the
1970's, the Nazis were introduced into sexploitation cinema, to an extent
that the term nazisploitation was coined eventually. Are you planning on
paying tribute to these movies of old at all?
Blackthorne is playing Doctor Headie.
be way too early to ask, but I do it anyways: When and where will the film
be released, tentatively?
for late spring 2013.
Let's go back to the
beginnings of your career: What got you into filmmaking in the first place,
and what can you tell us about your filmwork prior to
Go Go Girls vs. the Nazis?
Well, a lot of CATV, and I still do that. The biggest
production I helped do was getting the
Film Credits written and passed to bring large films like Public Enemies
to the state.
Note to filmmakers: We still have the credits in
place. Feel free to contact me for more info on that.
Any future projects
beyond Go Go Girls vs. the Nazis you'd like to talk about?
Talking with Mike
a film where Hughie Long takes on the undead
in the weeks before his murder.
operate from out of Wisconsin. So what can you tell us about the local
We have an indie group
with folks like Mr. Bigley, Mr. Packard and Mr. Beck.
With Mr. Dan Kattman/Drew Maxwell at Lighting Rod
Studios, Milwaukee is getting on the map.
They are doing very cool things. Trouble is we need
to do more to promote each other and share resources - far too many spend
time fighting with each other vs see how we can help each other. Do not
ever get me started on how
the Big Local Film Fest treats local filmmakers.
You also run a regular podcast on blogtalkradio.
Would you like to elaborate?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Wisconsin, I get to talk to Film Makers/Actors/Actresses and talk about
what they are doing as a way for me to learn more and connect with others.
Thatís what itís all about, networking. If
youíre into filmmaking and want on the show, contact me, let's do this!
Filmmakers who inspire you?
many film makers who do something. You guys rock!
Wild Bunch, Zardoz, Flesh+Blood,
Miranda. I think I will stop
... and of course, films you really
Remakes - GRRRRRRRR
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Lohan, please be a Sister Wife!
for the interview!
sir, thank you.