Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Interview with filmmaker Halle Capone

Misfits Of The Profane will premier at the Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival

How did you get into making films? 
I moved to Los Angeles when I was 20 to get into film. I started taking my writing more seriously and made the decision. It’s like a domino effect from there. I spent my time working as an AD on some projects and learned a lot, ultimately supplying me with the practical knowledge that I could make a feature with a crew of two. 

*What inspired you to make your movie? 
Real female stories. Real humanism in the streets of LA. Stories I’ve heard over the years from living and existing here. The confidence to be heard. Probably too much to write here. But all in all, to see if I could do it with the resources I had available. 

*How has your style evolved? 
This is my first feature film. So in short, we shall see! 

*The Misrule Film Movement & Pink8 manifesto bring what to mind? 
Given the world will be so different with virus threats now, I think the message of the manifesto and Misrule are probably more prevalent than ever. Although I subscribe to it nominally, my focus is on storytelling. I really love writing. The movements themselves are freeing, and sending the right message that you can just go out and do it. Technology is here and cinema is achievable through your fingertips. I can get behind that message. I co-founded a club with Gabriel Hans Durst in LA called The Hollywood Guerrilla Film Club where we focus on that notion, get out there and shoot. We made Misfits of the Profane together, we were the only crew besides cast. 

*What can we expect from your next film? 
You can expect that I’ll break the boundaries of traditional cinema. What one can accomplish with a small amount of money, to produce quality narrative stories that evoke consideration and thought.