HippoJuice News Archives from February 2010:
Last night we had the acclaimed writer/actor/director/producer of The Room, Tommy Wiseau. Tommy was good enough to spend about 30 minutes on the phone with us to discuss his approach to creating The Room and to talk about other projects he's currently working on like the TV show The Neighbors and the documentary Homeless in America.
I could really tell Tommy's passion for acting and films in general as he tells us about his inspirations and influences. He has always been interested in film he says, but some may not have known his love for music and watching sports. In last night's interview, we discussed both and even asked him if he would consider making another movie about a musician/football player. His response was optimistic - [you never know].
Tommy is currently working hard to get The Neighbors off the ground. Here is the trailer to the TV show: theneighborssitcom.com. He told us he is open to work with anyone and is still looking for a TV station to pick it up, even offering to do some work with HippoJuice! We were absolutely honored to hear that.
Giving advice to young film makers, he explained his process and how he recommends everyone approach such a daunting task - to take it in little increments at a time. He told us to think about it in terms or working in 20%'s until you reach 100%. Well said, Tommy. I'm sure we can all take a page out of your book.
Hippojuice Interview with Tommy Wiseau Q&A
Tommy Wiseau's written answers to the HippoJuice interview questions:
1. General introduction (Where are you from, how did you get into film, what are you currently working on)
2. Did you intend "The Room" to be a dark comedy from the beginning, or did you decide to call it a dark comedy after the film was done?
3. "The Room" reportedly cost $6 Million, how much did it earn?
4. How did you get your movie funded?
5. Do you embrace or hate the fact that your movie "the Room" is loved because it is Quote "So bad it's good"?
6. How long did you start physically training for your role in "The Room"?
7. What is your advice for young/starting out film makers?