5Q's w/April Mullen and David J Phillips "Badsville" Filmmakers

FRIDAY | BLOCK F | 7:30 | 
Badsville (96 min) dir: April Mullen

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#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.

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#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..

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