Soooo....filming on new indie horror flick BB is less than a week away. Written/directed/pretty much everything other than acted by the insanely talented CJ Wallis, and with camgirl/inspiration for the film, Jennifer Mae in her acting debut, this for some would be an incredibly risky project. With CJ though, he has spent years mastering his craft, perfecting his skills. All it takes is one look at his digital portfolio to realise that this is one talented fucking dude. You name it, writer, director, cinematographer, editor, marketing, website design....he's done it all. And he's fucking good at it all as well!!
So fucking talented in fact, that he managed to surprise and garner praise from one of Hollywood's most well respected directors, the award winning, and three time Oscar nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, the man that brought us films such as Magnolia, Boogie Nights and There Will be Blood. And whilst I say writer/director, there is a reason you can see CJ why admires Anderson so much (and is behind Cigarettes and Red Vines - The Definitive Paul Thomas Anderson Resource), he has that same passion towards creating, building and then perfecting his craft.
And whilst so many filmmakers will never be as adept at what they do as the people they look up too, I truly do believe that CJ deviates from this rule with his exceptional talent. He has shown time and time again that he can work on a fraction of the budget that some filmmakers do, and prove his worth that it's not about how much money your invest in a film, it's how much talent you are willing to invest. When talent comes in a package like this as well, you find yourself deliberating, "why the hell does everyone not know who this guy is already!?!"
So yes, without further adu....let's here from the main man himself, Mr CJ Wallis!! :)
With BB, Paula plays a character called Candice Camera/"The Madam", who is conducting an interview/interrogation on Leah for a job with her web-cam company. It is a massive showdown scene with veteran actor and a first time actor to start the film. It is one of the scenes I am most looking forward to shoot.
To keep up to date with everything BB, then just use the #BBMovie on your various social networking sites. Facebook stalkers, please make sure to drop a like at the Official Facebook Page, and Twitter nerds, just look for @bb_movie. You can also find him on Vimeo as well as by looking for @fortyfps on all the various social stalking sites too.
Keep tuning in for more updates and a follow up to this interview in the very near future. Until then...stay safe. You never know who's watching you!