Written by David Strege
Being as this is my first Interview I am to return to the grounds of a review I did on anthology film called Ghoulish Tales from 2014 by Indie Horror with film Director Brad Twigg who Co-runs Fuzzy Monkey Films with Leslie Monk.
Intro MGOM: So I’m glad that you’ve agreed Brad Twigg to this interview…
A: No problem. I’m happy to do it.
MGOM: First let’s begin begin with your name, where your from, and What were your inspirations for becoming a director of independent films?
BT: My name is Brad Twigg and I’m from Martinsburg, WV. I’ve been a horror movie fan ever since I was a kid. I would watch Commander USA’s Groovy Movies and USA Up All Night and rent all the horror movies I could get my hands on at my local video stores. After being introduced to the shot on video films of director J.R. Bookwalter I was inspired to try my hand at film making. Armed with my grandfather’s video camera, I started shooting shorts with my friends and one thing led to another.
MGOM: Why did you choose horror?
BT: The horror genre has always been appealing to me. I believe that horror films are the most challenging to make and utilize the most creativity.
MGOM: What kind of challenges did you have in making Ghoulish Tales?
BT: Ghoulish Tales was a very challenging film for me. It was my first attempt at a feature film and it was made for next to nothing. I could go on all day about all of the challenges and negativity surrounding the film. Let’s just say I’m not a fan of the movie.
MGOM: Did you have a favorite scene or shot you remember that you can share from Ghoulish Tales?
BT: The end credits. Ha ha ha.
MGOM: Where did you happen to film Ghoulish Tales?
BT: We shot Ghoulish Tales in various parts of WV and MD.
MGOM: Who were your make up artists for Ghoulish Tales? And how were your relationships with them during production?
BT: Leslie Monk handled the special make-up effects and she did a great job. Meeting her was one of the only positive things that happened during the shoot. She and I became good friends and now we run Fuzzy Monkey Films together.
MGOM: How do you think your creatures or effects turned out after production for Ghoulish Tales?
BT: Considering the fact that Leslie had never done any type of special make-up effects before the film, I think she did an amazing job. She has continued to handle the special make-up effects for my films and her skills grow with each production. She’s insanely talented.
MGOM: Did you have any problems casting? And how was your relationship with your casts and the rest of your crews for Ghoulish Tales?
BT: The casting process went pretty smoothly and most of the cast were great. I met a lot of awesome folks during the production who I continue to work with to this day.
MGOM: Is there anything else that you’d like to ad?
BT: Watch Ghoulish Tales at your own risk. It’s bad. Really bad.
MGOM: Well Mr. Twigg thank you so much for your time and for letting me delve deep inside your twisted mind!
BT: My pleasure!
Well there you have it folks from the mouth of the man himself! Stay tuned for more interviews from the director of Ghoulish Tales…