Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Interview with Jimmy ScreamerClauz.

Full Name:
James ScreamerClauz

Do you have a nickname?
Jimmy ScreamerClauz

Brooklyn, NY

Current hometown:
Pocono Summit, PA

Favorite city:
The underground city inside of the hollow earth that you enter at the north or south pole. They have a central sun and giant aliens, and one time they found a giant dead octopus down by one of the poles and decided it came from there.

May 14th 1983, which makes me 30, which makes me sad.

How would you describe yourself physically?
I look like Jesus after he realized he wasn't really the son of god and gave up on life.

How would someone else describe you physically?
"Yes, officer, he's Caucasian with long hair holding a shotgun and screaming something into the sky about the end of the world."

The first thing people notice about you is…
The fact that I'm naked and touching myself in their yard.

Hair Color/Eye Color/Race?
Brown/Brown/Reptilian from the Draconian star system.

Sexual orientation?
Touching myself until ejaculation and then crying afterwards.

Religion, if any?
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Are you superstitious at all?
No just paranoid instead.

Do you smoke/drink? If so, what?
I smoke weed but don't drink.

Any bad habits?
Not taking interviews more seriously.

Current occupation/Dream job:
Current: Unemployed freelance slacker drifter who can occasionally pay the bills really late. Dream job: Unemployed freelance slacker drifter who can always pay the bills on time.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
Send myself office memos and chain letters so I can pretend I have a job.

What is your zombie outbreak survival plan?
To get bit and not tell anyone in my crew so I can kill and eat them when I turn.

Weapon of choice:
Boobs. You can use them to distract people and hide like, guns or bombs or something in them. Bomb diggity titty sounds like a good band name. Someone do that.

Do you have any special skills?
I can hunt and tame lions with my bear hands. I hunt and tame bears with my lion’s courage.

Did you go to college and, if so, what for?
Briefly, but it didn't last. I mostly took computer classes and wanted to transfer into the film program but they told me I needed 2 years of general education first and then would have to transfer to another school. So I dropped out and bought a bunch of DVDs instead.

Any pets?   If so, what are they and what are their names?
I have two rats named Charlie and Squeaky that Ruby LaRocca and I rescued from a white trash backwoods carnival where they were making them work as rat wheel slaves!

What is your favorite animal?
I like monkeys.

Speaking of pets, any pet peeves?
Waiting. I hate waiting for anything!

Favorite/Least favorite Food:
I like meat and sugar and hate onions.

What is your favorite quotation/motto/saying?
"Congratulations Jimmy, you've won a billion dollars." - Nobody Ever
“Sometimes you just gotta take your cock in your hand for a few minutes a day and look at yourself in the mirror and scream “Is it love? IS IT LOVE??”  I’m pretty sure the Dalai Llama said that, pretty sure.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
I hacked my xbox.

What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?
I broke my xbox.

Ever had your heart broken?
Yes, I cut my feet on the shattered pieces of my broken heart daily…
Oh wait that’s just that lamp that fell over that I never cleaned up.  

Ever broken someone’s heart?
Yeah, sorry about that.

What is the best thing you’ve ever done?
Went to sleep last night.

What is the worst thing you’ve ever done?
Woke up this morning.

If you could kill one person, consequence free, who would it be?
The devil.

How did you get started doing what you do?
I consumed pot-laced cookies and woke up a few months later with a finished short called "Tainted Milk" on my hard drive that I had little memory of creating.

What is your advice to other people that want to get started doing what you do?
Spend time making friends and contacts so you don't have to animate fake people moving their arms for 12 hours a day.

What projects are you working on?
I'm working on a new animated feature film called "When Black Birds Fly" and a new animated short called "War Distended Nets I Draw".

What are you watching?
The world passing me by!

What are you listening to?
The sound of computer fans.

What are you reading?
A question that says "What are you reading?"

Favorite author/book?
As unintelligent as it sounds I don't read much, which is probably why I'm comfortable with using words like unintelligent. But I like conspiracy books by David Icke and filmmaking books by directors I like. I almost never read novels. The last book I read was either "Hellucination" by Stephen Biro or "B Book" by my friend M dot Strange. I read them back to back so I forget which came first.

Favorite band/song?
Hhhmmm don't really have a favorite. I tend to like a weird band from every genre. But I mostly lean towards electronic/industrial stuff and underground hip hop.

Least favorite band/song?
I tried to think of a band I hate but nothing really comes to mind, if I don't like them I just kind of ignore them.

Desert Island Music/Movies/Books: You know the deal. Five of each.
Music - Those Poor Bastards, Cage, Butchers Harem, DJ Tron and Skinny Puppy
Movies - Menace To Society, The Pit, The Wizard, Basket Case, and Official Rejection.
Books - Like I said I'm not much of a reader, but for the year I worked at a porn store I used to read a book a week, mostly about filmmaking. So give me a hand full of those. 

If you could do anything other than what you do now, what would you do?
The same stuff only faster!

Who would you want to meet that you haven’t met? You get three choices: Alive. Dead.    Fictional.
Alive - Aliens
Dead - God
Fictional – My will to live

What’s the best and worst job you’ve ever had?
Right now I'm making DVD menus for cash and I like that. The worst job I ever had was at this resort where they had a ghetto bowling alley and I would have to stand in the back and wait for people to bowl and then manually set the pins back up for them while they made fun of me. I did it for a day and quit.

Are there any questions that I didn’t ask that you wished I had asked that you would like to answer now?
No there was already a lot!

Anyone you recommend I interview that you can put me in touch with?
Ruby LaRocca, M dot Strange, Stephen Biro,  Brandon Slagle, Devanny Pinn, My mom’s dog, the lady that lives across the street, and Jesus because he misses you.

Tell us about your animated works:
I never meant to become an animator. I just kept trying to make live action movies that were heavy on trippy visual fx, so I would have to figure them out for myself. After learning Adobe After Effects I made the jump into 3D using cinema 4D with altered pre-rigged Poser models. Without any animation training whatsoever I just jumped into making “Tainted Milk” which over a 3 year period evolved into my feature film “Where The Dead Go To Die” starring people like Ruby LaRocca, Brandon Slagle, Victor Bonacore, Joey Smack, Devanny Pinn, Linnea Quigley, Trent Haaga, Passenger of Shit, etc. Halfway through the making of it I sent the first two shorts to Unearthed Films who told me if I came up with a third chapter we could release it as a feature film. After I was finished they kept their word and released it on DVD, Blu-ray and limited edition VHS! After that I did music videos for Butchers Harem, Grim the Rapist, and a video for one of my tracks “Mutwa.” Then I made another short film called “Affection”. Pretty much all my shorts can be found on YouTube, except for the Butchers Harem video which has been taken down more times than I can count.  It’s kind of funny because every time it’s reuploaded to YouTube the quality gets worse. So it’s almost become like the old days when you would trade something dubbed on VHS and there would be generation loss every time it was copied. Currently Newgrounds is the only place to find it, or by ordering something from my store: http://www.draconianfilms.com/store.html every order ships with a free DVDr of filthy short films!

One time you told me that someone killed someone because of your work. Would you care to elaborate? It sounds like an interesting story?
I wasn’t necessarily because of my work. In 2003 I made a music video for my friend Will da Beast called “Fly off the Handle”. We treated it like a short film and made it about Will killing and eating people. A few years later there was a local kid who lured someone off an internet dating site and brought him into the woods where the kid and his friend stabbed him to death. When the police looked at his myspace page the only information he had was our music video and a quote from it about killing people. The cops said that the manner in which the murder happened appeared to mimic the video. But someone involved with the video was also involved in local politics and didn’t want to damage their family’s name, so the cops contacted them before the story went public and gave us the option to remove the video before any of the newspapers saw it. I objected to taking it down but they were scared shitless and begged and pleaded and the video was removed. So ICP got blamed instead.

Pitch parade:
Website: http://www.screamerclauz.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamerClauz
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/screamer.igotdeletedclawz

About the Interviewee:
Jimmy ScreamerClauz is an emotionally distant sociopath with a heart of gold. He doesn’t give a fuck and wears underwear with children’s cartoon characters on it, he has one pair featuring animal from Muppet babies and sometimes his dick pokes out of the hole and it looks like animal has a cock for a nose. Sometimes he gets distracted by it and then walks boner first into the wall, it hurts but he shakes it off like a fucking man, bro. He also makes horribly emotionally disturbing animated films and speedcore industrial albums about Ritual Abuse, STDs, death, and puppy dogs rolling around in flower fields. You should give him money and weed and pats on the back, because he’s a stand up citizen. But then go away because he’s busy and is always after the next pat on the back and then yours will pale in comparison. He’s a self-absorbed asshole too.

About the Interviewer:
Scott Lefebvre has probably read everything you've read and can write about whatever you want him to write about.
Mostly because when he was grounded for his outlandish behavior as a hyperactive school child, the only place he was allowed to go was the public library.
His literary tastes were forged by the works of Helen Hoke, Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Edgar Allan Poe, and H. P. Lovecraft.
He is the author of Spooky Creepy Long Island and a contributing author to Forrest J. Ackerman’s Anthology of the Living Dead, Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction, The Call of Lovecraft, and Cashiers du Cinemart.
His reviews have been published by a variety of in print and online media including Scars Magazine, Icons of Fright, Fatally Yours and Screams of Terror, and he has appeared in Fangoria, Rue Morgue and HorrorHound Magazine.
He is the Assistant Program Director for The Arkham Film Society and produces Electronic Music under the names Master Control and LOVECRAFTWORK.
He is currently working on a novel-length expansion of a short-story titled, "The End Of The World Is Nigh", a crowd-funded, crowd-sourced, post-apocalyptic, zombie epidemic project.
You can check out the blog for the book here: theendoftheworldisnighbook.blogspot.com
You can check out the Facebook Fan Page for the project here: www.facebook.com/TheEndOfTheWorldIsNighBook
You can check his author profile at: www.amazon.com/Scott-Lefebvre/e/B001TQ2W9G
You can follow him at GoodReads here: www.goodreads.com/author/show/1617246.Scott_Lefebvre
You can check out his electronic music here: soundcloud.com/master_control
And here: master-control.bandcamp.com
You can check out his videos at: www.youtube.com/user/doctornapoleon
You can check out his IMDB profile here: www.imdb.com/name/nm3678959
You can follow his Twitter here: twitter.com/TheLefebvre or @TheLefebvre
You can follow his Tumblr here: thelefebvre.tumblr.com
You can check out his Etsy here: www.etsy.com/people/arkhamscreenings
You can join the group for The Arkham Film Society here: www.facebook.com/groups/arkhamscreenings
You can stalk his Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TheLefebvre
You can e-mail him at: Scott_Lefebvre@hotmail.com

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