Q&A with Tyler Russo, Director of “Goodbye”
Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Horror spirit animal?
Probably the unidentified man wearing a bear costume from The Shining
You’ve gotta go through some bad ideas to get to the good ones. Tell us one of your bad ideas. How do you get past the bad ones to find your spark?
A lot of people (especially writers I’ve met) put too much emphasis on ideas over craft. Filmmaking is a war of attrition, and many hours of repeated editing occasionally coupled with outside perspective from people I trust is the only way I’ve ever been able to make something I felt was good. Conceptually innovative work that has poor craftsmanship is usually much less fun to watch than dumb ideas that are executed well.
Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
Not really honestly, this is the only horror-esque thing I’ve ever made. I mostly make comedy right now. I’d love to do more in the future though!
What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
Idk be dead and stuck inside a computer I guess
Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
Three Warios and the lady gremlin from Gremlins 2
Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
I honestly have never seen a Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday The 13th film, Lovecraft was a more interestingZ writer but Stephen King wins best overall for not being a racially obsessed freak, practical, Cyberpunk
How do you go about creating the props and sets for your film? How do you create objects that are relatable but unfamiliar?
Everything on screen is CGI! But I like working with miniatures more. CGI just made more sense from a cost perspective at the time.
And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘ What’s your favourite scary movie?’
The Way of All Flesh by Adam Curtis