TLD: BB looks like it’s going to bring something a little different to the table, it doesn’t look like the average thriller. What are your thoughts on the current state of the genre in general, and why was it important to you to have BB not just fit into the “safe zone” that’s already been established?
Venture over to The Liberal Dead to read the full interview "BB - Exclusive Interview With Writer/Director CJ Wallis."CJW: BB was a bit of a experiment in this sense as well because after making and selling 2 previous genre features over 4 years, I had the luxury of learning and seeing what the buyers & studios were and were not looking for, what other sorts of films were being championed or ignored and – more importantly – what audiences seemed to be gravitating towards.It is very difficult to capture or sustain people’s attention span at the moment, so I really wanted to get those ingredients into the stew to give it it’s best chance to be seen without interrupting or cheapening the concept in anyway. Part of that formula is to give people something they feel they shouldn’t be watching and also incorporate unknown worlds or concepts in a relatable way.You or the people you know may not strip online and have obsessed fans that infect your life, but you do have a laptop camera looking at you 24/7. A large number of people who I’ve shown the film have since told or anxiously shown me a piece of tape across their laptop covering the camera and if you can get an audience to hook and invest into worlds or concepts they didn’t know existed or leave the theatre with their head buzzing about the things you’ve shown them, then as far as I’m concerned, you’re winning.
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