Cold Blooded’? And can you compare it to a film or a combination of films? 'Cold Blooded' is a crime film. I very consciously wanted to make a pure crime movie, something in the vein of the great Elmore Leonard adaptations -- like 'Out Of Sight', 'Jackie Brown', or 'Get Shorty'. Something very much about criminals and cops as real people doing their jobs.
2) What are your own origins? Plus what path did you take in life to get into this movie making business? Like most filmmakers, I've loved movies since I was a kid. I went to film school and started screenwriting around 2000. I directed music videos for a few years -- that was my introduction to the director's chair -- and Cold Blooded was my first feature, which I made at the beginning of 2011. Since then I've actually made three more features! It's been a busy couple of years.
3) If 'CB' was a song, what song would it be and why? Great question! I'll have to make the obvious choice and say - it *is* a song: Cold Blooded by James Brown. It's down and dirty, just like my movie.
"Driven by memorable characters and loaded with stomach churning tension, Cold Blooded is intense, harrowing and all kinds of brilliant – one of the year’s best thrillers just waiting to be discovered. 4.5 out of 5 Stars" -- Moviedex
"The cast is uniformly strong, the premise has a nice hook, and things actually get pretty dark and nasty before all is said and done. Fun stuff". -- Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
6) What were the main obstacles you had to overcome to complete this project? As with the making of any film, there were obstacles at every stage. Financing, production, editing. But really, it was just staying in the game long enough -- over 10 years! -- to realize my dream of directing a feature film that I'm proud of. I have to say a huge shout out of thanks here to my producers, Leah Jaunzems and Tim Merkel, for helping me realize that dream.
8) If there was a message behind this movie, what would it be, and why would you want to convey it? I'll leave any messages in the film up to the audience. As long as people are entertained by the story, I'm satisfied.
So there you gave it, folks. 'Cold Blooded' by Jason Lapeyre in a can. When you have the time I'd encourage you to check it out on their official facebook and twitter pages. Trust me. It's well worth the click.