5 Questions with the Directors of THE EDITOR

Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy lead the charge in the new Astron-6 film The Editor.  The two of them impressively split the jobs of producer, director, directors of photography and writer (with Conor Sweeney)… as well as both acting in the film!  Just a few of the many hats they wore, actually!

We caught up with them for some insights on their brand new Giallo Comedy flick!
1. What's your favorite giallo movie? 
Matthew: I like Suspiria, Tenebre and the first giallo movie that I watched which was Bava's Bay of Blood or 'Twitch of the Death Nerve'. I bought it online because I heard that Friday the 13th 2 stole some deaths from it. I didn't even know it was a giallo at the time or what a giallo was... 
Adam: Don't Torture a Duckling 
Matthew Kennedy
2. What's your favorite comedy? 
Matthew: This is really hard for me to choose but I really like Wet Hot American Summer and most films by David Wain. I'm also a big fan of all of Woody Allen's comedies, particularly Play it Again, Sam
Adam: Yes such a hard question... Maybe Groundhog Day or Billy Madison or Wanderlust or The Big Lebowski... The 40 Year Old Virgin... This is the End?.... I dunno... Too hard. 
3. Giallo-comedy! Where'd that concept come from? 
Matthew: We love comedy, we love giallos. Everything we do has a touch of comedy and giallos already come with their own pre-exisiting dash of comedy, I'd say. 
Adam: We like to make each other laugh, so there's the comedy element. And as for the giallo element - I think we'd like to make every genre of movie, and now we can check giallo off that list. 
4. Can you talk about your experience with Indiegogo for this film? 
Matthew: Indiegogo served us well. We would not have been able to shoot the film in 4k without that campaign. We still have to deliver some prizes that we couldn't mail until the film was finished. We were still shooting as recently as June so we haven't had a moment to breathe. 
Adam Brooks
5. How has your filmmaking process adapted from the early days of Astron-6 to your work on The Editor
Matthew: It has only become harder and harder and harder. Every movie we shoot is more work than the last. The early days of Astron-6 were really the glory days. It was just getting together with your friends and making something that made you laugh. We laughed so much back then, and we still do, it just comes between all the awful pain, depression and exhaustion. 
Adam: Yea I think I see where you're going with this question and I want to tell you that it's a whole new world now and we sit in director chairs and have people get us coffee. But the truth is nothing has changed except the workload got bigger. We still have to phone the actors, drive them to set, pack all the gear, the props the costumes into our tiny cars, set everything up, buy people food, pay for parking, tear down, and drive people home. Then at home we work on props or set dec for the next shoot, and play around with some editing. So it's really no different. We still shoot mainly without permits and do our own stunts too.

THE EDITOR screening times:
Thu., Sept. 11th, 11:59 PM, RYERSON 
Fri., Sept. 12th, 9:15 AM, SCOTIABANK 3
Sat., Sept. 13th, 6:15 PM, SCOTIABANK 4

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on getting "The Editor" to play at TIFF, Astron-6.