Carlos Gallardo is a living legend. If you're a filmmaker or film lover, you know the name. He and Robert Rodriguez made EL MARIACHI many years ago in a very unconventional, unheard of way.
Without a huge budget.
Even today, most people would scoff at the idea of making a movie with a mere couple grand, but these gentleman proved it was possible. And not only was it possible to make a movie with a modest budget, they proved they could make a damn good movie.
Their story has rightfully become legend. How two friends made a film together without a huge crew, huge budget, and little more than a whole lot of talent and a kick ass concept about a man with a guitar case filled with guns.
EL MARIACHI inspired us to follow in their footsteps and make DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Same heart, same creative problem solving in lieu of tons of money, but instead of a man with a guitar case we had a hooker in a trunk.
We recently had the pleasure of being featured on The Daily Grindhouse, a truly wicked awesome site if there ever was one. And what's even cooler? That they just chatted with our much loved EL MARIACHI. He even talk about DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, but if you haven't see the film and or the posters that proudly declare "Carlos Gallardo", you'll discover that not only was Carlos there for us throughout the making of the film, but he also very fittingly played "God" in the film.
Definitely not an interview to miss. Please enjoy the FULL DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW here and do share it with your fellow filmmakers. They'll thank you or should if they know what's good for 'em.
And if you haven't picked up a copy of REBEL WITHOUT A CREW yet, what the, what the? Seriously, it's a MUST HAVE item for any and every filmmaker and inspiring even if film isn't your passion. I can't make it any easier for you. Just click on this link, Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player, and thank me later, k? It's the most worth while $10 bucks you'll ever spend.
Please enjoy the interview and get your butts out there and make your own film!!