Your new movie Genevieve
- in a few words, what is it about?
is the official plot outline for the film, ďa screenwriter is haunted by
the very thing he created in his stories, an evil doll by the name of
Over the years,
you've returned to your killer doll Genevieve
multiple times - so what makes you come back to her that often, how do you
come up with new stories, and how do you feel the character has grown over
feel like she is the most versatile of all of my original characters, she
has a story to her and itís fun for me to come up with where she goes
next, and I think people get excited about where we are taking her next.
is literally about a screenwriter writing about his favourite killer doll,
is your movie in any way autobiographical? And other sources of
inspiration when writing Genevieve?
is a little bit I would say ,but it is definitely exaggerated and I would
say a big source of influence for the story of the film would be Wes
Cravenís New Nightmare.
can you tell us about Genevieve's
approach to horror?
this is a horror/comedy so the suspense leading up to the reveal of
Genevieve is taken very seriously, but once the doll is revealed thatís
when the comedy kicks in.
Do talk about your directorial
approach to your story at hand?
wanted to keep all of the shots before Genevieve shows up to my
character's house pretty basic and normal I guess you would say. But once
the doll comes alive I wanted all hell to break loose and I wanted you to
really feel that through the lens of the camera.
You also play the lead
in Genevieve - so
what can you tell us about your character, what did you draw upon to bring
him to life, and did you write him with yourself in mind from the get-go?
was pretty easy to be honest because I was basically playing a weird
version of myself. I did write him with myself in mind because we shot
this during quarantine so it was pretty much impossible for us to get
talk about Genevieve's voice Alan Maxson, and what was your collaboration
with him like?
has been a year in the making now, weíve talked about it for a while but
it just never lined up that well until now and I am so glad it all worked
out. Alan is Genevieve in my eyes now and that is all I have to say about
You also made the music for Genevieve
- so what can you tell us about your film's score?
wanted little references and nods to the Urban Fears soundtrack because
that was Genevieveís feature film debut, but I wanted to keep it
child-like in a way. I wanted audiences to know just by listening to the
score that they know the film they are watching is about a killer doll.
words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
was pretty hard on the set of this one, probably the longest shoot Iíve
done in a while, but I think it was all worth it because I love the way the
film turned out.
$64-question of course, where can Genevieve
Genevieve will be available on Vimeo come 08/13/2021, but you can preorder it now here:
Anything you can tell us about audience and
critical reception of Genevieve
far everyone seems to be really liking it, and I could not be happier!
ever return for another movie? And/or other future projects you'd like to
sure she will come back at some point and I donít have any future
projects to talk about now, but stay tuned to my social media pages and
thatís where I will make the announcement when I have an announcement to
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Anything else you're dying to mention and I have
merely forgotten to ask?
not at the moment no.
Thanks for the interview!