Monday, October 31, 2011
DGITW Q&A with Vincent D'Onofrio Part 1-October 22, 2011
Tribeca Film Festival On The Road held the first of two screenings of "Don't Go In The Woods" at the Rialto Theater in Westfield, NJ last Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM, followed by a Q&A with director Vincent D'Onofrio, co-screenwriters Sam Bisbee and Joe Vinciguerra and producer Erika Hampson. Sam Bisbee also co-wrote the songs featured in the film. The Q&A was hosted by TFF executive producer Mary Shafer, who asks Vincent why he decided to do a slasher musical "in the woods". Vincent addresses that question and also explains how he went about casting the film himself with mostly non-actors and members of his nephew's band, the Dirty Dirty. He teases Sam a bit when Sam starts to answer a question about his experience working on the film, and they both seem to have a cameraderie going on during the entire Q&A. Vincent also introduces cast member Kira Gorelick, who as sitting in the audience just a few rows behind me. Sam, Joe and Erika also join in the Q&A to elaborate on Vincent's comments about casting and speak on co-writing the script and writing the songs, which Sam describes as a "seat of the pants" experience. Erika says that working on the film was "awesome" and that wrangling the cast was easy. Vincent says he wanted a "low-key" and "slacker feel" to the film and a "flat...low tone" delivery of the lines, which is why he cast mostly non-actors. Is DGITW the "anti-Glee?" Hmmm.
Btw, the film will be available on demand as of December 27, 2011 on Time Warner Cable.