I have been told by those who have 'made it' that this industry is hard and lonely and if it's not the only thing that you will make you happy, if you can be happy doing that 'something else' then it will be a much easier life. Having said that, I've also been told that, despite the difficulty and sacrifice, it is still the best job on the planet. This is all true.
What Jen and I hoped is that people would watch 'Dead Hooker in a Trunk' and enjoy it. The reaction from the horror community has been overwhelming and gracious. We are the luckiest people in the world because we have the best supporters. One wonderful friend that we have made through our ventures in horror film making is 'I Like Horror Movies' - which you really ought to check out, cuz they be all forms of rad.
Carl Manes took the time out of his busy schedule to have a chat with us about 'Dead Hooker in a Trunk', how we managed to get it made, where it's at now, and a look into the future. Here is a delicious morsel where we discuss CJ Wallis (Goody Two-Shoes) and Rikki Gagne (Junkie) who starred in the film--
"SS: ...It's funny because our characters, Badass and Goody, hated each other and in reality, we get along very well. We actually started dating during the production and had our third anniversary this past Halloween. That makes the end sequence with Jen and him very funny. People ask me if it bothers me, but I wrote it and it's sexy as hell.
JS: I love Rikki. She's so incredible, a very talented actress and stunt performer, and she's a great friend. She's full of life. It's funny that Badass and Junkie are bffs, lingering on almost being sometimes lovers, and Geek and Goody were romantic in the film, while in reality Sylv and CJ fell in love and Rikki and I became very close."
A huge and humble thanks to Carl for writing this piece, taking the time to talk with us, and for all the support he has given our work. It's a very informative behind the scenes look at the film as well as a look into the future, read it all here!
It's impossible for an independent to get the word out and move across the world without wonderful supportive folks taking the time to share with their friends. Thank you to everyone of you that has come to screenings, invited the film to their festivals, told their friends, dressed up like a hooker, and, well, the list would never end. We could never forget your kindness and support. There is something new coming, boys and girls, made especially for you. Tune in on Twisted Twins Productions' 2nd Anniversary - December 11th - to see your first look at the second feature.