Here on Wicked Theory we are expanding our efforts to bring to you exposure to the entertainment that matters, to fight to keep it alive, and to enlighten you on the cutting edge you may be missing out on. In this segment, we will sit down with real industry originals for five questions summing up the voyage they are on.
For our first run out of the gate, we are talking with Adam Rifkin, a great director who has paid his dues and continues to give us thought provoking entertainment tainted with his uniquely dark humor. So Adam, let’s sum it up in five...
Can you recollect, what was the defining moment when you decided you wanted to be involved in the film industry?
If you had one mulligan for all of the projects you have done, what would be the one you would take back to do all over again or even completely snuff out?
Chillerama was recently released to DVD which had your mini-movie “Wadzilla”, which I greatly enjoyed. How did it come about from an idea perspective because there was a lot of what I will call enjoyable campiness crammed in such a short offering?
A lot of what is coming out of Hollywood today for the most part is rehashes of not so distant story lines and very much overdone concepts, how does an artist like you keep the motivation and create when the big studios are flooding the public with shallow thought entertainment?
On the originality note, we have to talk about your Showtime series LOOK and movie of the same name. Shooting the whole thing with surveillance cameras really for me came together much better than I expected and pushed the dramatic elements to another level. From that POV as a viewer, it evokes so much inner darkness from an emotional standpoint that I find myself feeling helpless, guilt-ridden, and foreboding all at the same time. How did the idea for LOOK come about and develop for you and what are the things you did different to maintain its grim wholesomeness?
By W.C Sowder
There you have it people, five burning questions with director, writer, and producer Adam Rifkin. Be sure to check out Chillerama on DVD and make time to experience the sensation that is LOOK on Showtime. Season One of LOOK is also now available Hulu.com for you to catch up if you haven’t started or to get your friends hooked as well; it doesn’t disappoint!