Horror-on-Sea Interview with Space Babes from Outer Space writer-director Brian Williams
Space Babes from Outer Space (2017)
Director: Brian Williams
Writer: Brian Williams
Stars: Ellie Church, Brian Papandrea, Allison Maier, Alyss Winkler, Josh Arnold
Three space women land on Earth in search of sexual energy to fuel their spaceship and get back home. They befriend a lonely farm boy who helps them on their plight, all while evading their mortal enemies, the Scrotes.
Date & Venue: Friday 18th January 22:30
Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Southend, Church Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2AL, UK
Q. Your Sci-fi Comedy Space Babes from Outer Space has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival. What can we expect from the film?
A fun sexy romp that harkens back to the days of USA Up All Night. Beautiful babes, Juvenile jokes, and a sizzling soundtrack.
Q. Where did the original idea for the film come from?
One drunken night the title came to me out of nowhere, it just popped into my head and it made me laugh. Originally, I wanted it to be a sketch comedy style film, similar to Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), but ultimately decided to take a more narrative approach with it due to time and budgetary constraints.
Q. What were your influences for the look and style of the film?
I wanted Space Babes to feel like a lost relic from the 1980’s, both in look, style, and sound. We worked hard to find the right wardrobe, locations, and music to give it that authentic feel.
Q. Are there any elements in the finished film which are different from the original script?
Not really, Space Babes was one of those miraculous situations in filmmaking where everything pretty much turned out exactly like I saw it in my head while writing it. I had a great team of people that were all on the same page and understood the look, tone, and atmosphere I was going for. It was truly a joy to make.
Q. What was the hardest part of shooting Space Babes from Outer Space and did you experience any issues during filming?
We shot the film in January in Indiana, and it was cold as hell. The days we were in the barn in particular were very cold, with tons of snow on the ground; the actors were wearing next to nothing and I felt really bad for them. We had a small heater, electric blankets and did our best to keep them warm between takes – but I know they were all very cold, and expected to bring their A game once the cameras were rolling, and they did.
What was your favourite moment during filming?
I’m a sap, so the moment where Carrieola is delivering her monologue to Charlie on the pool table was a favourite moment of mine. I wanted it to be a one-shot deal with no cuts, and it was a lot of dialogue for actress Ellie Church to deliver without any cuts but watching it all unfold in front of me on set made me very happy and actually brought me to tears.
Q. Do you have any other projects which you are currently working on?
I’m currently writing another feature film I hope to shoot early next year, and in the meantime am producing short form content, photography, and more on my Patreon at www.patreon.com/mostlyharmlesspictures
Q. What advice would you give to someone who is looking to direct their own movie?
Understand that unless you have tons of money, you’re going to have to make sacrifice after sacrifice. But if you wait around for tons of money to show up, you will likely never make your movie. So, I suggest writing to your strengths, use locations you know you have access to, write parts for actors you know you can afford and that will do the role justice, and then just do it. Surround yourself with people that are better than you, and start shooting!
You can find out more about the feature films playing at Horror-on-Sea Film Festival and details of tickets on the website.