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Q&A with Filmmakers behind “Z-Goat: First Bleat”

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Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual/personal level?
Julien Jauniaux: Ash
Bertrand Leplae: The Despiser Squid Lab : The Leprechaun

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?
The trick is to find a balance between keeping writing and not be afraid of destroying your own fixations. When a concept seems very good, it’s very tempting to force it into a story. Someti- mes, good concepts are not good stories.

Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
Yes, horror is everywhere! We have the most fun, especially at film festivals.

When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
JJ: From some events that happened in my life.
SL: In books and alcohol.
BL: It’s a mix of productions boundaries and then having has much as possible in this frame.

What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
JJ: I’d be dead in the first scene. SL : Find a gun and bullets!
BL: I would look for ammo too.

Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
JJ: One hundred Alien queens SL: Dracula
BL: Trump or Macron

Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
BL: Freddy and Stephen King, Practial and pre apo
SL: Jason, Stephen King, Practical, post apo, of course! JJ : I agree with everything except for Lovecraft, please

How do you go about creating the props and sets for your film? How do you create objects that are relatable but unfamiliar?
Squid Lab: First by drawing, then sculpting, and then trying again until finding the ultimate shape

What scares you, and does it inspire your storytelling?
Reality is much more scary then horror stories we like to tell

And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
JJ: The Shining
BL: The Ring
SL: The Thing