Since producing his 2005 “comeback” film, Suburban Secrets, I’ve spoken regularly and enthusiastically with writer/director Joe Sarno (Inga, Butterflies) about producing a follow-up feature. Despite our intentions, the business of preserving, releasing and providing context for many of Joe’s previous films has taken precedence. Consequently, since 2005 Joe, Peggy and Sarno biographer / film historian Michael Bowen and I have been busy with producing interview segments for the Retro-Seduction Cinema DVD releases of Daddy Darling (1970), All the Sins of Sodom (1968), and Deep Throat Part II (1974), to name a few.
With these tasks accomplished, Joe can get back to writing. The goal is to finish the script this summer while in Sweden, and begin production sometime in late 2009. Joe and Peggy flew out of New York City this past Sunday. I spent the Saturday before their trip with Joe.
I invited Joe out for some Italian food and then to the Anthology Film Archives for an evening of short films present by the Montclair, NJ film collective called “Chainsaw Kiss.” Presented as “A Night of Dangerous Films,” the Chainsaw Kiss filmmakers showcased a number of shorts (one of which was recently accepted into Fantasia, the premiere North American Genre Film Festival) with live acoustic performances. The event was hosted by legendary “Scream Queen” Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons).
Joe and I had a blast at the show, and Victor Bonacore, Ruby LaRocca, Joe Miller and the rest of the Chainsaw Kiss group seemed especially thrilled to see him. I look forward to more films from this talented group.
Thanks to Michael Bowen and independent filmmaker Scooter McCrae (Shatter Dead, 16 Tongues) for hangin’.
Please following the links below for more info on Joe Sarno and Chainsaw Kiss
Sarno talk and Chainsaw Kiss on Alternative Cinema Pod Cast