Q&A with Nathan Alan Bunker, Director of “Rubes”

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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?
My Achilles heel is that I believe there are no bad ideas, just bad execution. Whenever I’ve given up and moved on from an idea, it’s less that I think it’s bad and more that I haven’t found the right way to convey it.

Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
I’m not sure I’ve been accepted into the club, but here’s to hoping!

When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
A lot of what I create comes from focusing on a single thing I don’t like about myself then blowing it up to a ridiculous level until it no longer has an affect on me. It has yet to work…

What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
Buy a lottery ticket. There’s no way I wouldn’t know the winning numbers.

Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
I’d roll deep with the Gremlins for sure.

Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
Freddy. H.P. Lovecraft. Practical. Pre-Apocalypse.

How do you go about creating the props and sets for your film? How do you create objects that are relatable but unfamiliar?
For RUBES, the talented Steve Johnson built a fully-functioning, compact Rube Goldberg machine off of a shaky description I gave him. He completely exceeded expectations.

And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
It may be cliché, but to me, “THE SHINING” is as close as you can get to a perfect horror film.