Yep, this is another interview with Darren Lynn Bousman praising Steve … obviously the dude enjoyed working with him. Who hasn’t? Darren shares on Steve’s lack of Diva characteristics, shooting the film in Canada versus the actual Pine Barrens and some more interesting stuff.
The writer and director had nothing but praise for Moyer, who also served as a producer on the film, saying he was “awesome all around.”
“There was no diva thing, he was just a dude on set having a good time hanging out with everybody,” Bousman said of Moyer. “A lot of times, you work on movies and you finish the shot and the actor goes back in their trailer and does whatever. Not with Moyer. The shot would be done and he’d just sit there and watch everything and he’d ask questions and he’d follow me around — it was really awesome. He was so down-to-earth and humble. He was just like one of the guys.”
Due to budgetary reasons, the New Jersey-set film had to be shot in the woods of Ontario, Canada, Bousman said, noting that shooting outside of the Garden State “was really upsetting to me.”
“The problem with shooting it in Jersey was the tax incentive. There was no real tax incentive that would actually match the incentive to shoot in Canada,” Bousman said. “It broke down that we could have shot in Canada nine days longer — we added nine more days to our schedule versus if we shot it in New Jersey.”
The idea for “The Barrens” came to Bousman after he directed “Saw II” (2005).
“My whole idea when I wanted to make a monster movie was that the monster took the backseat to whatever the story was,” Bousman said. “Some of the scariest monster movies are the ones where the monster is not the main focus, but the secondary or third focus, and you base it in real human drama. If you can base something in real drama that automatically becomes scarier because you can at least relate to that, not everyone can relate to a monster, a monster movie.”
Enjoy the entire interview at APP.com