photo credit mark escribano --- Danny Trejo and Phil Parmet
Wow! Hello Dirt Nation! It's been a minute since I got at you. Welcome to a new age of World Wide Dirt. To kick it all off I took a minute to talk to director Frankie Latina about his new feature length film Snap Shot. Here's what he had to say.
WWD: Hi Frankie! How you been? what have you been up to? How's Milwaukee treating you?
FL: I have been squirreling away doing research in my apartment reading, writing and listening to records for inspiration for my new feature.
WWD: Your first film Modus Operandi was picked up for distribution. How are things going with that?
FL: Roger Ebert's review really helped get the word out to cinefiles in search of a underground arthouse gem. Modus Operandi was distributed by Kino Lorber and is now available on Amazon, Netflix and Redbox everyone one involved with the film couldnt be happier with the success of a super 8mm feature.
WWD: For those unfamiliar with Modus Operandi it's full of twists and turns and beautiful naked women and great cameos and skydiving and helicopters. What kind of surprises do you have in store for your new film?
FL: Snap Shot stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Kumar Pallana (The Royal Tenenbaums), Mark Borchardt (Cabin Fever), Michael Sottile (Reservoir Dogs), Cookie Johnson (Modus Operandi) and Harvey Scales (The O'Jays). The film is about an unsuspecting fashion photographer who discovers a 35mm roll of film revealing the murder of a young woman. When curiosity gets the better of him he decides to carry out his own investigation and begins to unravel the pieces to a violent and perverse underground.
WWD: So, we're in the pre-production stage of Snap Shot. What needs to be done before you can start rolling on your newest opus?
FL: Producer John W. Stech is returning to my second feature to provide financing along with a Kickstarter campaign we are launching early February.
WWD: Thanks for stopping by Frankie. Is there anything you'd like to say to all the fans out there?
FL: What can you expect when you're on top? You know? It's like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it's history repeating itself all over again.
WWD: There you have it folks, Roger Ebert, Danny Trejo and Napoleon, all in one interview.
MODUS OPERANDI BY ROGER EBERT