Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Interview with filmmaker William Stancik

Mr Deviltree will be screening at the Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival

*How did you get into making films?
The Fear of Death. I did not want to die without having made the movies in my head.

*What inspired you to make your movie?
The forgotten movies. Movies that exist in the corners. The unreliability of identity and translation.

*How has your style evolved?
More trust in the Moment. Getting out of my own way. Untying the shoelaces of continuity. Bootleg yourself.

*Tell us any strange or funny stories while making the film?
Unfortunately, I am having Post-Film Amnesia. Sometimes when you are filming the camera whispers little lies, and you cannot let the camera know that you know; the moments will find their way back to you.

*The Misrule Film Movement & Pink8 manifesto bring what to mind?
The wire monkey wrapped in cloth is a mother to the Beautiful Mistake.
I generally subscribe to Magpie Theory: take what speaks to me, and put it in the nest with the icepick and Lucia's silver spoon. Then look for the second magpie and watch out for the seventh, i.e.:

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral,
Four for birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven for the devil, his own self.

*What can we expect from your next film?
Already in editing: "Captain Jarvis and the Red Soda Kid." Culture is an implant of other people's choice of memory. Time is ambiguous.  Fire keeps the Octopus away.