Q & A – Part 2
Here’s the second part of my interview, enjoy!
How does it feel to get back in the director’s chair?
Beautiful, the problem is however, I’ve also taken on the producing role, which has spread me like butter on toast, it’s a far less enjoyable role, and has stolen some of the focus that I would have preferred to have on directing. On the plus side, it’s unlikely I’ll fire myself.
How does this project differ from your previous projects?
Mainly the fact I’ve taken on producing duties that I never have in the past; contracts, raising finance, etc. Additionally, we’re shooting two films concurrently – which is a new one.
What was the inspiration behind this project?
I wish I could say, like most things due to my age and smaller than average brain, I’m becoming more forgetful.
Do you have a creative process?
If I can, I’ll shut myself away for a week or two, distractions are the enemy. Music’s always a great companion for putting you in the right mood, especially if it’s the kind of music you envisage being in the film.
How did you stay creative throughout the pandemic?
Sat in the garden, we had that super warm spell, so was able to be more creative than I normally would. As above, there were less distractions.
Are there any exclusives you can tell us about the new project yet?
If you ask nicely. We’re motion capturing dogs to create unicorns. We’ve got an oscar winning SFX effects company building our monsters, they should be interesting. Our devil is a secret Jesus fan.
Who is your favourite actor that you have worked with?
Norman Pace was the nicest guy, Paul Kaye was a lot of fun. From the film review show I did a long time ago, the actors/directors who stood out to me as people I enjoyed meeting – Robert Downey Jr., Guy Ritchie, Stellan Skarsgård, David Fincher, Paul Giamatti, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.
What is your favourite project that you’ve worked on so far?
Always the one I’m working on, but the Hellelujah films, for sure, will be the ones I’ll look back on fondly.