5Q's w/April Mullen and David J Phillips "Badsville" Filmmakers
FRIDAY | BLOCK F | 7:30 |
Badsville (96 min) dir: April Mullen
#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 280 characters?
Badsville is a Badass film, and like the L.A. Times said it is "a powerful, deeply felt crime drama about letting go of the past and getting out of Dodge — before it’s too late."
#2: What do you want the Borrego Springs Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title?
Although it is a greaser gang movie with a lot of action and fun, at its heart it is a love story.
#3: What is your movie making background? Tell us about yourself.
David J Phillips, Producer: Originally a gameshow host and professional Shakespeare actor, David has now produced a dozen feature films that have appeared in various festivals and in theatres, netflix, and television. I started my own production company Phillm Productions of which Badsville is the 2nd film.
April Mullen, Director:
Ian McLaren and Benjamin Barrett, writers + lead actors: Ian played hockey for many years until a back injury kept him away. Ben was a wrestler who attended University of Santa Barbara on scholarship. They met in an acting class and decided to write Badsville... the rest is history.
#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?
Working as a team gets you further, and there is no such thing as a bad idea - only that some ideas are better than others :)
Ultimately, collaboration gets you the best result.
#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?
This is our final film festival, as the film will be available on multiple platforms in March - InDemand, iTunes, Amazon, etc etc..