All of the elements for the film are already in place: the cast, the crew and locations. Filming of the movie’s trailer has already been shot and main shooting for Manson Girls will begin once additional funding is complete.
gJg: What’s the current status of the movie? I was reading articles that said you have been filming for a year or so.
SL: Actually, we started filming some scenes right before the holidays and then we took a bit of a break to go to Berlin and raise some more funds. It looks like there are quite a few people who are interested in providing the rest of the funding for it.
gJg: That’s a good situation to be in.
SL: Yes, fortunately we’re in the position of being in the middle of some what of a bidding war so it gives us some choice. It’s the ideal situation because we’ve wanted a large theatrical release from the get go. We don’t want it to end up in just ten theaters or anything like that.
gJg: I believe there’s also a contest for musicians to have their own original song added to the official “Manson Girls” soundtrack. What made you decide on a contest?:
SL: Well, we recently held an auction where the winning bidder received a walk on role in the movie. The response to it was incredible. So much so that towards the end it actually turned into a bidding war and even the people who wound up coming in second and third contacted the people who ran the contest for us and offered to pay more. <laughs>
That was so successful that we decided to also open the doors for the music soundtrack as well. It’s exciting.
gJg: How can people get involved in the contest?:
SL: We’ve set up a website with all the details: http://www.mansongirlscontest.com.
gJg: Is there a release date for “Manson Girls“?
SL: We’re aiming for October 2012 release. The film festivals like Toronto are definitely interested in having us so we’ll be pushing some of those deadlines which come up in the August/September time frame.
If you are curious enough to link to the song contest, you will notice that the URL is now for sale. Some bidding war! Oh well, I'm just bitter because Susanna promised to send Liz a free T-shirt and then never did TWICE.
Also, check out the IMDB entry at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1408045/ which was lst update in November and is now saying that Ron Jeremy has signed on to play a "porn director." LMFAO! Seriously, I hope the movie does get made so we can all have a good laugh. We could use it, no?