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An Interview with Dani Thompson, Writer and Star of Bad Moon Rising

by Mike Haberfelner

August 2021

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Your new movie Bad Moon Rising - in a few words, what's it about?


It's about 3 girls who star is a paranormal exploration how that's about to be cancelled and in an effort to save their show they accept and offer to go and investigate some disappearances over in a small town in Bulgaria.


With Bad Moon Rising being a werewolf movie - is that a genre at all dear to you, and some of your genre favourites? And what do you think makes your movie stand out of the crowd?


I do love a good werewolf movie. My dad was a big fan of An American Werewolf in London so I saw that pretty early on, and I love Dog Soldiers.


Bad Moon Rising revolves around a team of paranormal investigators - so what can you tell us about your approach to and your research on that aspect of your film? And have you ever taken part in a "ghost hunt", or would you be up for it?


I would love to believe in ghosts and I love the thought of them and find ghost stories fascinating, but I'm a bit seeing is believing and I'm yet to have seen anything to prove their existence. I have been on a few ghost hunts actually, but I find the people that run them tend to influence the outcomes and that nothing spooky happens that can't be explained.


Other sources of inspiration when writing Bad Moon Rising?


I was actually inspired by some guerrilla footage I shot out in Bulgaria and wrote the film around that and was going to incorporate that footage, but then we ended up with a change in casting and couldn't use it.


What can you tell us about your movie's approach to horror?


It's a really low budget film and was kind of an experiment to see what we could achieve. The film starts out with some fun, choppy magazine interview style scenes and footage from their show Scream Team, and then takes the team over to Bulgaria for the investigating, and I think we have an interesting take on how werewolves are created...


You also play one of the leads in Bad Moon Rising - so what can you tell us about your character, what did you draw upon to bring her to life, and did you write her with yourself in mind from the get-go?


I wanted the three characters to have very different personalities, but all very strong personalities. I play Lucy who is the fame-hungry, haughty one.


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


I'd worked with Honey Homes before and both the director and I loved her audition, and Lore Peta actually stepped in the night before we started shooting as there was a last minute casting change and she nailed it. I think the dynamics on set were much better as a result of that so despite some crazy rewriting that had to happen it worked out for the best.


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


It was actually an amazing atmosphere. Because it was so low budget, everybody was there because they really wanted to be there, and they all worked so hard. We had some really long days, we shot in February/March, so some of the forest days were particularly cold, but I had numerous crew members coming up to me and saying it was their favourite production they'd worked on as everyone was so nice and although it was hard work they had fun. I think filmmaking should be like that, nobody goes into film because they HAVE to, they go into it because they WANT to, so as long as everyone gives their all they should also be enjoying it.


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I wrote a first draft of a vampire themed script during lockdown so I'll planning to get back to that soon. I find writing much easier during the winter when the evenings get dark earlier and I'm cosy indoors, and then hopefully I'll be able to get that in to production in 2022.


During lockdown I also co-wrote a full 6 part series with Cheryl Neve, so we'd like to get that in to production too. 


Things have really picked up now actingwise since lockdown, I've been filming Powertool Cheerleaders vs the Boyband of the Screeching Dead, The Pocket Film of Superstitions, The House that Zombies Built, Werewolf Cabal and Eating Miss Campbell, and am due to shoot for Blood Demons next month which I'm really excited about as my character is really different.


I'm also working on a follow up album to Vamp with Will Metheringham.


Your/your movie's website, social media, whatever else?


I've just launched a Murder Mystery business, again with Cheryl, we tend to have great ideas when we've had a bottle of prosecco - We have different themed packages available for 6, 8, 10 or 12 players with all the instructions, scripts and things needed for people to host their own murder mystery nights either virtually or as parties.

Instagram/Facebook: @murdermysteriesinc

Twitter: @murdermysterie3

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @missdaniteeze


Thanks for the interview!


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