Oh Makinov. Love the guy or straight up despise him, he’s definitely a personality, complete with wearing a hood at all times, and having his own manifesto. On the heels of his film COME OUT AND PLAY a remake of 1976’s WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? opening this month (March 22nd to be exact) in select theaters and currently being available on iTunes and VOD, we were contacted with the opportunity to interview Makinov, which like the personality himself, ended up being somewhat cryptic and an interesting experience. Asked to submit five questions to him via e-mail, this is what was received back:
How did COME OUT AND PLAY come about?
I was doing this reconstruction work in Haiti, shooting a video for a Spanish firm, he saw the film I was making and while he had to fire me, we had a conversation about films we wanted to make. I told him my idea about a film in which kids kill all the adults and he told me about the book that Plans wrote.
Was it important to you, to expand on the themes of the original film, or did you want to make this completely your own baby?
No babies please.
Were you a fan of the original film before deciding to do the remake?
No, I haven’t seen it.
Do you ever feel that the secrecy of your identity mixed with your “manifesto” might overshadow the film and the attention that it could get?
The majority of the people will watch the film and not care about who made it. So no, the manifesto is for the people already interested in the film.
What’s next for you?
I’ll make a film about my cow, it’s such a sad animal.