You've only recently contributed the segment Bomb Threats to
the anthology movie Doomsday Stories - so what's your segment
believe I was the last one who contributed to the
that’s when I found out about the project, when there was one story left
to go. I had raised my hand and was told go ahead write one!! Then I
thought about so many ideas in my head and realized, oh wait, is there a
topic I have to follow?
Doomsday Stories being a
post-apocalypse flick, is that a genre you're at all fond of, and some of
your genre favourites?
I was told it was to be an apocalyptic film, one
that can be present or past. So I sat down with my head all scrambled and
started to type. I was in a few movies like this during my 30 year career
in moviemaking, but the stories are so vast.
Other sources of inspiration when
writing Bomb Threats?
I called my short
after I was halfway through, then when it was finished Philip
Herman wanted to make sure I had mentioned something in the story to tie
it all together. So I went back to my laptop and added “the mention”
in a perfect spot.
Have you made
Bomb Threats specifically for
Doomsday Stories, or did including it
only come as an afterthought? And how did you get involved with the
anthology in the first place?
I wrote the story specifically for
Doomsday Stories. PhiliHerman usually keeps me abreast on what he’s doing.
What can you tell us about
your directorial approach to your story at hand?
with everything from how the camera starts the filming and
each detail in between, and of course the dialogue. I’ve written a few
stories for books so I like to give detail.
also appear in front of the camera in
Bomb Threats - 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?
With all my writings there
is always non-fiction as well as fiction involved. For those who know me
they know which parts are non-fiction. So my character in
both fiction and non-fiction.
can you tell us about the rest of your cast, and why exactly these people?
There is only one other person/actor in
this Bomb Threats story that is actually seen. He is an actor I have
worked with in the past - talented plus reliable.
few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
As I type this I have
already shot two locations for
Bomb Threats. The other location will be
shot early June. I am very happy with the footage so far.
what I know, you also appear in front of the camera in the upcoming
Part 3 - now what can you tell us about that one, and your role in it?
Part 3 was interesting to film and I look forward to seeing the
finished product as well as the whole compilation together. The character
was distraught and you do feel for her and you hope for her.
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much Debbie D
can we actually find in Judy?
character I played in Horrortales.666
Part 3 was just a portrayal of the
character I imagined she should be. I’m sure other actresses would have
had a different take on her.
How did you get involved
with the project in the first place?
Philip Herman asked me if I would play
Judy and I accepted. It’s been a while since I worked on one of his new
projects, and felt I could help bring the story to life. Hopefully others
will also agree.
What can you tell
us about your director in
Part 3, James Panetta,
and what was your collaboration like?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
My dear friend and acting partner James Panetta in
Part 3 is also a filmmaker, editor, director and producer,
and Philip Herman allowed us to take his story and make decisions on where
to film and all the details involved to the making of the filming. He
seemed very happy with the filmed raw footage.
Again, do talk
about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere!
The making of
Part 3 came natural with talented people on board in a non-stress atmosphere.
idea when and where either of these films will be released?
The release of
Part 3 I believe is
due out before summer 2022.
will be fall to winter depending on the filming, completion, editing
other future projects you'd like to share?
always involved in something, so one would have to keep a keen eye out.
website, social media, whatever else?
You can reach me at email@example.com
I also have a website at
My Facebook is under “public figures” at ScreamQueen-Debbie D
Instagram is debbie_d46
for the interview!
Thank you - hope you
enjoy the stories!