Your new movie The Bermuda Triangle Project - in a few
words, what is it about?
A group of vloggers document their trip inside of
the Bermuda Triangle, only their footage survived.
When writing your movie, what kind of research did you do on the
actual myth surroudning the titular Bermuda Triangle?
The Tempest by William Shakespeare mainly. Then a
few conspiracy blogs here and there. A few YouTube videos etc.
(Other) sources of inspiration when writing The Bermuda Triangle
The Blair Witch Project.
A few words about The Bermuda Triangle Project's approach to
the thriller genre?
We have a great mystery plot, beautiful actresses and a few jump scares
What can you tell us about your directorial approach to your story
I let my actors ad lib things if it sounds better than the initial script.
I sit in the editing room so it’s okay. I like to have my actors bring the
character to life through their natural emotions, mannerisms and diction.
You also appear in front of the camera in The Bermuda Triangle
Project - so what can you tell us about your character, what did you
draw upon to bring him to life, and have you written him with yourself in
mind from the get-go?
Actually you only hear my voice. I’m the guy who is recording most of the
found footage. I didn’t prepare, the character is based after a close
friend. I decided to play him about two weeks prior to filming. His
dialogue is the “set-up” dialogue mainly in the found footage scenes. The
timing needs to be there for the scenes to work.
Do talk about the rest of The Bermuda Triangle Project's
cast, and why exactly these people?
Sean Whalen because he can play a creepy bad guy quite easily. Anna
Magoulas and Dan Deluca as our lead detectives because they’re talented
SAG actors and government employees in real life. Kelly Schwartz because
she’s a very good SAG actress, she plays the wife of a US senator played
by Eric Raddatz and she knows the DC lifestyle. She also has a “Claire
Underwood” thing going for her. Chris Ligman, David Prue, Cassidy Reyes
and Maryann Connolly make a good ensemble for the found footage segments.
Eric Claussen and Vic Velesquez both very capable SAG-E talent. Wes
Cannon, Kimberly Cole and Zera Lynd who are no strangers to the horror,
mystery, thriller based genre. We also have some promising newcomers in
Alessandra Rosario, Brianna Derry, Cassidy Thompson, Annie Cooper and
What can you tell us about the shoot as such and the on-set
The shoot was amazing! We were a fine-tuned machine filled with a group of
selfless talented individuals. Great team, extraordinary atmosphere.
From what I know, you're presently running a fundraiser for The
Bermuda Triangle Project - so what can you tell us about the
campaign, and taking into account that principal photography of the film
is already finished, what will the money be used for?
We are funded through private equity but IndieGoGo campaigns have a lot of
clout if they go viral and end up being an in demand campaign.
All we’re really looking for out of that is having 100 individual
contributors contribute to the campaign. That will show we have a
grassroots marketing campaign going.
Even if it might still be quite some time away, any idea when and
where The Bermuda Triangle Project will premiere?
We will have a special release of just the Florida footage on May 16th at
the 13th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival. Then we plan to be in
the Pop Fright Festival, NYC Horrorfest, Toronto
After Dark and Screamfest LA later this year.
Any future projects beyond finishing The Bermuda Triangle
Yes several, most notably a sci-fi novel I just collaborated on with
Michael Cole. It’s titled Mars Revolution and is in the early
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Thanks for the interview!