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The Indie Film Group recently had an interview with “WolfCop” director Lowell Dean.
(IFG) Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a Canadian filmmaker, born and raised on the prairies. I love movies and storytelling in general, regardless of the genre or medium. I often gravitate toward the bizarre.
(IFG) What films have you found inspire you in your work?
Lately I am inspired by high concept movies with science fiction, fantasy, or horror undertones like Back To The Future, Ghostbusters, Evil Dead, Superman…the list goes on.
(IFG) How did you come up with the idea for “WolfCop”?
I love werewolf films and I love cop films. I wanted to write one of each, then decided that smashing them together might be more fun!
(IFG) What can people expect from “WolfCop”?
Hopefully a good time. I like to think of it as a really messed up superhero origin story with unique scenes that you can’t ever unsee.
(IFG) What do you think makes “WolfCop” different from other films?
I believe WolfCop is unique because we blend so many genres, and the fact that we embrace cliches and bad puns but do so in a grounded, realistic way (for the most part). You also don’t typically see cinematic anti-heroes who are equal parts loveable as they are overtly violent and sexual.
(IFG) What are some of the challenges you faced in creating this film?
Too many to list! I know saying “not enough time and money” is a stock answer for independent film, but it is very true. I think we were overly ambitious with this movie, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We also shot outside during winter in Saskatchewan which is never a smart idea.
(IFG) Where can people see the film?
It’s widely available now on Blu-Ray, DVD, VOD and Netflix (USA).
(IFG) What’s next for you?
Most likely WolfCop 2. I also have a couple other horror scripts that I’d love to make right after that.
(IFG) What can we expect from the sequel?
Insanity is the key word. More comedy, more horror, more action, more character development. We are going to build on the events of WolfCop 1 and test our heroes in ways they never see coming.
(IFG) And our last question, do you have any tips or wisdom for the aspiring filmmakers out there?
The biggest piece of advice I can give is make short films and keep them short. It is a great way to practice and find your style. Most importantly, FINISH those short films and get them seen!
Thanks for taking the time for us Lowell!
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