June 6, 2021

Indie Horror Movies - With Dani Thompson


Transcript

intro:

You're listening to a mid life less ordinary, the weekly podcast giving you the lowdown on becoming a cool older dude. The good times are not a faded memory, it's time to start living them again. And here are your hosts Wayne and Travis

Wayne:

Welcome to this mid life less ordinary. And I have the south end where beast of podcasting waiting to come in

Trev:

here because I've got a furry face is I'm sorry to

Wayne:

be so sad stereotype face but there is a reason for it. There is a reason for it. There is a reason I'm trying to keep it in your way you're the web based Trev and unwind. This is a midlife less ordinary as always. And this episode is entitled indie horror movies with Danny Thompson. Now Danny Thompson, funnily enough in auto man,

Trev:

is that people would think it was daddy Thompson. Yeah, it's a fella. It's always not a fellow fella.

Wayne:

It's not a guy you can check that for yourselves. But yeah, Danny Thompson is the UK is premieres screen princess you try and say that after a glass of Stella and she really is using a prolific number of indie horror films Trove and yes, obviously we look at horror movies Don't we?

Trev:

Can you not just not to know is she

Wayne:

no she isn't she's she's a model presenter, writer blogger this this this lady is basically just he's like toilet paper is just go on and on and on. I'm going to mention it to her I'm gonna I'm gonna mention it because it is really prolific but she if you look on you know various places online she would be classed as UK is premier scream princess she's a regular the horror on see which is actually in isn't it? Which is a showcase for independent horror. Have you been to that trivia? A few times?

Trev:

Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I've been around as the web based but not I know, visiting up clothes and ripped up jeans and not held in round corners. And khaki my Lego laughed. I've been at the bar that does happen. It does. He does. He started scratching around looking for a lie a little kind of been a letter to you know,

Wayne:

this is true. But let's let's make a big deal about this because you spoke we listened. We've had we've been accused of being a bit blokey. Sometimes I can't imagine it. But

Trev:

we haven't when I tell you what, I don't I think we're sensitive. Yeah. You know, you wouldn't associate with brokenness I think we're Oh yeah, I think we're very very good really long. I think there's a

Wayne:

and we don't want to

Trev:

know landmark both for the sexes Yeah.

Wayne:

intersect is it really is because it's a crossover the subject I guess you know, would would appeal to very manly subject horror movies independent or a movies no ladies not horror. They don't they not being scared to get your wives involved. Get your husband's involved in this one.

Trev:

Yeah, exactly. Yeah, everyone likes being scared. Yes. Yes. I'm scared when I think you do. Yeah, you're scared now.

Wayne:

I'm just scared of interviewing Danny Thompson it's take me all day to get the bottle I should be she I

Trev:

think she'd be a lovely lady. I really do.

Wayne:

So thanks for joining us today Danny your CV I could I could spend all night going on for your CV your your model actress presenter blogger The list goes on and on and on. You have a prolific number of acting credits to your name I think there's over 50 mainly in the role as a screen princess which I believe is your the UK is premier screen princess now would you would you say that's probably true Danny

Dani:

Oh, I have done a lot of horror. And I feel like I've kind of I found my niche in horror and I'm really happy sticking with the horror so there Yeah, I mean, I think I labelled it it's because people were calling me screenwriting I was like I don't think I've done enough to have that label. I don't think you know I think I'm not worthy of it. I don't think I deserve it. So I was like maybe a princess I mean yeah, now I know I have done a lot more. But still I don't think as many as it looks like on IMDB because sometimes things pop up and you're supposed to do something and then they don't happen and you know no one takes it down. So I mean don't necessarily go by IMDb and the thing until things are released I just don't really say filming I talked about that but yeah a lot of things kind of get put out

Wayne:

there and with the fact that the people want to hire you to be as the screen princess if you like shows that obviously people believe you feel fulfilled that role as Maggie

Trev:

I think it's great that Danny would do this kind of thing to be a screen princess because there's not been one sort of English I was going to say you've got to go back I suppose to a lot a lot of the old 70s stuff Haven't you really hammer I suppose. I suppose the last one would have been probably scream like Drew Barrymore.

Wayne:

Yes No pressure. Yeah, but yeah, I mean if screen Oh yeah, exactly.

Dani:

I mean, I think there are that you're right. There's a lot in the States. I mean, I know it was not an American, Australian, the girl who was in Reggio or not and the babysitter, she's Tamara weaving. She's kind of carving out a Mr. Robert has kind of caught up with that. Yeah, they're all stateside. They're all they're all working out in the States. Yeah, you don't have that much of it here.

Wayne:

But you fit I think that fulfils you to be the queen. The next queen. Yeah. Danny. Danny, do

Trev:

you think the reason being is because there's a lot more sort of horror being produced in America and not in England?

Dani:

There's a lot more everything being produced. I mean, if you think of the size of the country compared to us, I mean, I mean, there's a big film industry here. Don't get me wrong, but obviously, we're, you know, there's only so many people who can do things out there. You know, the UK could fit in to Texas, like four times. So yeah. You know, he just, you know, it's just much more of everything. I think there's a big horror industry here, but it's very indeed, you know, it's a lot of there's no, not many real high budget horror thing made here. You know, that there's a few.

Trev:

I can't really think of any kind of directors like Marshall. I can't think there's obviously gonna be like West Craven, you've all gone carping. You've got George Vermeer. I can't really think of any English. That does you think of their horror director?

Dani:

Yeah, I mean, there's a few but then whether it's because I know them so I think Yeah, no, I mean,

Trev:

inside See, that's what it is. You're in the inside. We must we've asked oil we just on the outside.

Wayne:

But that but that's a role, you could fulfil Danny because you've fulfilled the role of a writer, producer and star in in now in your movie, Bad Moon Rising, which is on amazon prime, I believe.

Dani:

Yes. It's just been released actually earlier than earlier than I thought it was supposed to be released. was supposed to originally be released this year to coincide with haoran seat because I've been promising them they premiere it for only six years we've been stuck in at it. I'm like I'm promised the next year, I promise the next year and we got stuck there for a while. And obviously the lockdown is nothing new pocalypse that we've just had the guy who's edited for me, john sellings. He's amazing, amazing VFX artist he edited for me as a favour. But obviously he had the time then on his hands to dedicate to it. And we just kind of worked really hard within the lockdown kind of back and forth over over emails and things. And he's finished it. So then it was going to be released next year to coincide with Hornsey but the distribution company VIP code has been taken over and they decided to speed it up a little bit. So literally last week they released it.

Trev:

It's literally it's funny because stuff Moulins en Si, por en Si, he's actually in our hometown. Yeah, I hate. Yes, yes. We can tell

Wayne:

by the accent daddy says yeah, we know your staff. And he's like that.

Dani:

Have I not met you? Have I not met you at Hornsey. And I thought well, wait, God strange story.

Wayne:

Was he there in 2017? Danny, if you remember back that far.

Dani:

I've been there nearly every this one year I've missed because I was filming but I've been I've had films in there every year for the last six or seven years.

Wayne:

Cool. Well, we in 2017, we was in the we actually come and did the bar area. It was actually fortunately was my father's week, and we had in the bar at the hotel. I think everyone fall is a bit bizarre, but he loved that hotel. That's why we had it there. But everyone see, and people who can enter the bar. He's quite funny looking in Now obviously, it doesn't sound like it's fun. But it sounds a bit. I mean, it doesn't sound like the best time you know.

Trev:

I was quite strange going out later on and looking for the DVDs. I wasn't like why stays white.

Wayne:

But baby means we won't forget it. It means that that exactly. But can you tell us a bit about the premise behind Bad Moon Rising daily inspiration?

Dani:

Well, actually, I was away filming Christmas layers in Bulgaria. And we had a day off. And so myself and one of the other cast members. We went out with the sound guy actually, and we've wandering around and we had these old fogies when I think iPhones just started having good cameras. And he was just filming from found fish. We found this disused school. So obviously what should go in? And they're like a big hole in the floor, and we kind of go up to it. And then we hear like this growl. We just kind of go running and he keeps filming it. And I was actually I was like, I mean, then we get to the end of the room. We're just laughing. I'm like, it's got to I've got to have been a bear. Obviously, it was really bad. And, and I basically wrote it around that I was like, Well, what if it was like a werewolf thing? What if it, you know, people were in Bulgaria doing something and I wrote the film around that, and we're going to use that theme. But then actually last minute, we ended up changing the actress who was in that thing with me. And so I had to rewrite everything. And we still sit in ethics, we shot it. And I think for us meant to be both.

Trev:

So

Dani:

I just reload it, I read it if that legal but Come on, guys. We started over eight days. So we did like four consecutive weekends in Epping Forest. And I mean, we've shot in a few different places we use, like my old drama school, let me use use one of their buildings, actually before for the Bulgarian Lodge. And so I mean, basically, he was written around something, and it was just, we just changed. I just changed it all. So, I mean, yeah, I mean, because then it's like a film that came out of nothing. Because Originally there was a point to it, but but it's a level film. And it's fun. And it was Yeah, it was it was quite a good experiment, actually, because we did it on I think the budget, the total money was like three grand, we know why. Yeah. And

Trev:

that they don't even buy us call Tina for

Dani:

basically feeding people make sure everyone's happy. So paying people's travel and paying for, you know, we I think we paid for one of the locations and like the makeup in anything, you know, costume and feeding people. You know, I went and bought all the costume myself. And then I had friends that actually catered. So we were going out and doing the food shop. And actually the food was really good, much better than a lot of films that it's because it was you know, all nice food. But actually, everybody was coming up to you saying this is like the nicest experience I've had on set, we're really enjoying ourselves. I think the difference is because everyone was everyone was like, you know, they're all on deferred payments, if it makes any money, we will get paid. But everyone was there because they wanted to be there. Which is a massive difference to when people are there just because they're getting paid and they don't really care. You know, there is everyone worked so hard. And then it was cold. We filmed in February in like a forest in England. And it was freezing, but everyone kind of soldiered through

Wayne:

it. I've seen you sound another interview before, Danny that what you really enjoy about the independent film. say is that is the camaraderie and the friends you make while you're doing these films. Is that would that be right?

Dani:

Yeah, absolutely. I mean, originally, I ended up in horror because I was asked I was I was actually presenting something ghost hunt. And some of the crew were actually making horror films. And they kind of said, Oh, do you want to do this? or this or that? You know what I found out with drama school. And it all kind of went from there. Like and it's and a lot of it's been word of mouth. Like I've done auditions, I don't love them. And I tend to get work, I get better work when it's not audition when I do auditions, I'm just useless. But you tend to work with the same people again, and again. Like, obviously, if you get my working relationship with somebody, then they're going to rebook you. And if they you know, the few directors I've worked with time and time again. And as much it's nice working with new people, but you just kind of build these relationships and friendships and the horror world. It's like some little family. And I think you guys being from the south end, Hornsey is like literally a family reunion every year because you see the same faces, and you may not see those faces for, you know, for the rest of the year, and you kind of see what people are doing on social media. But everyone kind of just really comes together. And it's just such, if everyone just gets on everyone's nice, there's no, I don't know, there's no real competition. Like I think maybe with other actors and other directors, everybody seems to kind of be rooting for each other. And it's just really nice.

Wayne:

Yeah. Don't like work, man. Is it?

Trev:

No, no, no, no, no,

Dani:

it's not my work. And if it was really like work, I wouldn't be able to do it, I wouldn't be able to afford it. You know, it's a lot of thing. A lot of it is low budget, and you get paid, but you don't get paid a lot. And it's not like you're working all the time. So I mean, I'm lucky. I've got other bits and bobs that kind of keep me going so so that I can do I can you know, I can pick and choose the ones that want to do?

Trev:

Do you get them talking of like the location or Bulgaria and stuff? Do you get a lot of inspiration from locations, Danny, or is it you have an idea? Look at that. I think that's really cool. I could use that. Then it grows from there.

Dani:

I mean, yeah, absolutely. Both. I mean, the first film I wrote in this one, and if you haven't, don't bother. I used to work on base station many moons ago. And I was like, Well, what if I don't remember covercraft? What if there was like serial killer and you know, alright, with me, I love the slasher movies and, and it's golden. It's you know, if

Trev:

you don't see God bother what you do now? No, yeah. No, I

Dani:

thing. I was like, well, this is a perfect setting. And who's better to write this with me? Because you know what, you know? Yeah. And so I wrote the original script, and yeah, you will you Oh, man. Yeah,

Trev:

exactly.

Dani:

I wrote the original script. And then we, I mean, I worked with a director who had different ideas and then we got an investor who was a bit nuts. He wrote himself into it. And he wrote some different things. And he took out some of the really good things, and I was kind of sneaking them back in. And we kind of had to, you know, he fully funded it, we all got really well paid. It's the best I've ever had doing any film. But we lost all the creative control. So this is what I'm saying. If you watch it, you just have to, like, if I watch it with you, I'd be literally pointing out that that shouldn't have been like that. And this is how that should have been, you know, some cereal colour cereal. Okay, cool. I don't I don't even know if it's on prime or anywhere. Now, I don't know. But I mean, I'm sure you can really do you find it somewhere on the internet. But, yeah, I mean, that obviously, I had the inspiration because I knew what the studios were like. So I could write around, you know, and then we had to create it. But often we find, you know, I'll be on a shoot or where, and I'll be like, this would be the perfect place for that. And then you would keep it in your mind. And if you're writing then, you know, when I'm writing things, if I have a place in mind, and I know you know where the entrances and exits and everything that has to happen, but also at the same time, I can write things with no idea and then he then you know, you may have to change it unless you can fully build your set. You may just have to like change things around when it comes to filming.

Wayne:

What have you got coming up? Danny, what are you working on? Currently?

Dani:

I've got so much going on now. Obviously, everything last year was postponed. So I've got all of the stuff that's postponed

Trev:

by that. Danny. Was that was that a struggle for you?

Dani:

Well, I didn't really I so I actually got a filming in January last year, I did a film called eating with Campbell, which we're actually now going to shoot some more stuff a little bit later this year. But that's with Liam Regan Who is your banjo. banjo i think i think they change name. So his next film, I'm playing the same character as I played. But it's not a follow on it's just completely different story like it was set in the same world the same some of the same characters, but you know, just just different. Sony I'd already got a film in in January. So for me, I always like to you know, if you start there and you get lots in, then you can kind of relax with me if I never want a year where I feel like I'm not doing anything. And then obviously lockdown happens. And I shot one thing I shot at myself for Tony Martin's film, which is at the sand. So I felt like Latino, I've got two films in early and we got locked down. I actually run away up north and stayed with one of my friends for the first month because he's by the sea and I just kind of went for beat runs every day. And then I was like I probably need to go and like resume life thinking obviously we we've come out of lockdown. So you know, after a month cuz you know, crazy thinking that would happen. But to be honest, then it was like spring summer had a really nice time I was just meeting up with a couple of friends. I don't mean it's basically but outside and we're going on hikes and doing all this stuff. So I actually didn't mind and I have other bits and pieces I can do from home. So for me, I think I had it a lot easier than I think a lot of people need

Trev:

to be honest with with the kind of productions you do. Some of those are kind of on or streaming things. So when people are home and not doing anything, they can watch your star closed. Yes, I didn't think of that, really, because people were watching stuff that they'd probably never watch because they were trying to find stuff they wanted to see.

Dani:

Well, I mean, I feel like even now like how on an evening, I'm wondering, like I like binge watching a series, and I cannot find a series on prime or Netflix that I really want to watch like I want, you know, I'm like, oh, what can I watch. And I can spend an hour scrolling and finding nothing. I actually use the time as well to do a lot of writing. So I actually wrote a very thorough and it did happen last year. So I went to pat Higgins is how to write a movie in 30 days class. So to give you some inspiration, I left that and I actually did write during lockdown a first draft of a feature film script. I co wrote a six part series with one of my friends Cheryl. And that's it's not really horror. It's like a witchy thing. But it's kind of comedy, really comedy drama. So we kind of planned the whole thing and co wrote the six episodes during my phone during lockdown. And we're all just about to launch a murder mystery business. And we've written all the scripts for that as well. So we actually get really busy. So yeah, I mean, I think if you use your time wisely, I quite like my own company. Mystery business.

Trev:

What's that? What you say? I don't actually know what that is. What?

Dani:

murder mysteries? And yeah, basically it was it was her birthday locked down. And we were like, what can we do? We found this murder mystery thing online where you could kind of, you could download the packs, and then you kind of cost your friends and we had to play it via zoom. When having done it. We were like hold the script wasn't that good? It was very difficult to follow because the instructions weren't very clear. And even as actors, we couldn't really follow the instructions. So for her other friends who were gonna

Trev:

say we standard challenge if you could,

Dani:

yeah, it was a lot more difficult. So we're trying To come at it with a like, let's assume everybody hasn't got a clue. And this is the script and this is the question is this everything you have to do? So we kind of designed we've designed a few themes and we've written the script so for different different amounts of players and we just literally finishing up the website at the moment and and that's going to go live hopefully, beginning of June called murder mysteries, Inc. So if anyone then wants to do a murder mystery, and it can be done either Yeah, well, it can, it will be either done online so people can play it via zoom with their friends if they want or they can actually do it in the room with everybody.

Wayne:

You've got a choice I'd recommend that I've done similar things in hotel and things like that. And it's been I've loved it

Trev:

you know, yeah.

Wayne:

That's another story. And Danny I had you put it from what I could see him Bad Moon Rising. There's a little bit of yourself in the character, but obviously not the bits were you Okay, next fire was an X Factor mixed up. I'm not saying that but which is quite funny. And but it is, because I've seen you say before that you're, you're scared of spiders. And you put that in there. Yeah.

Dani:

And I think actually, when I write characters, I feel like there's a little bit of me and all of them. Obviously, the character I like playing characters like lose the weight. I mean, she's a bit of a prima donna and she's an I like they've kind of exaggerated character play. I'm not really like that. I feel like when I think to write anybody, you have to kind of put yourself in their shoes whenever you're writing that dialogue. Yeah. Makes you feel more real. Yeah, so yeah, I mean, yeah, it's my It is

Wayne:

one of the other things I noticed that you put into there Danny, which I believe is true. Is that your favourite film is the Wizard of Oz. It

Dani:

is and if you notice, Lucy's phone has got a Wizard of Oz phone case. So small. I feel like I had a Wizard of Oz. phone case that my character in serial quarter as well. I actually don't have

Trev:

Danny. Okay. But I saw you numbered on something that

Wayne:

I saw you eloquently describe because obviously it's a bit of an oxymoron like the Wizard of Oz and horror, actress and everything so we're no but I've seen you eloquently describe how the Wizard of Oz can be considered a horror movie. Can you explain to Trev how you how you put that

Trev:

across? Because I'm struggling here to be on Yeah,

Wayne:

you can't get it but the gang they put the game together done that. Yeah.

Dani:

Where did you see this? Because I there is a quote from a newspaper knocked in, hit the nail on the head. When it says the flying monkeys. No, they're not terrifying. Yeah. And there is something about it the film where a woman like goes out to kill another one to exact revenge over a pair of shoes. Yeah,

Wayne:

he's probably going to give it a go and do kill the other witch and nothing else. Yeah. And I'd never thought of it like that. But then I could kind of see why. You know, you could be who you are really make it up. I thought and it is a quote in a newspaper. I think I just changed. used it yourself. It's a good quote.

Dani:

Yeah. The Wizard of Oz to return drawers. Don't tell me that's not terrifying. The wheelers and those moms?

Trev:

Here we have. Yes, they are. Yeah, he's pretty Yeah. Kind of Michael Jackson brain By the way, she's quite terrifying. Just because you saw paid reasons for that. Yeah. But yeah.

Wayne:

We won't go daddy. Actually, we weren't going to say beforehand. But we've got what you do. We have a segment each week, and it's called test the guest. And we've chosen the subject of the Wizard of Oz, because it's always a subject that's close to the guests. And what you do is you just take on, Trevor, and we just try and make Trev look silly, basically, because he's out of his comfort zone with it. Oh, don't worry. I mean, we've had guests get free out of free wrong. It's not this is just a bit of fun. Would you be okay,

Trev:

it's based on them. Right? Yeah.

Wayne:

Yeah. Free questions each. Now, we won't do that. We'll edit it differently. We'll

Trev:

do it we'll get really low to get worse than

Wayne:

we've got a little intro. Please don't be shocked when you hear this Danny. Test Case. Test Case. Test the guest test case. That's it Sorry about that. That's that's a throwback to raves and motor.

Trev:

Danny, you will probably hear that now. I'm right next on the phone like you know in screen where Drew Barrymore picks you up, and that's what Come on the phone. You've been just probably

Wayne:

thought I was doing that live. In the next film, were you to like the character.

Trev:

Yeah, exactly.

Wayne:

It does freak you out. But it does. So we got six questions. The first question is to you, Danny, and it's multiple choice so it gives you that little bit. Okay, so first question. Why did miss Gulch want to take toto away? Was it because he ripped her clothes, or she wanted him for herself. She said he beat her or she wanted to sell him for money.

Trev:

Keep it How's it going start?

Wayne:

There we go. Now it's time for high pressure. This is good fun because I'm not given Trevor multiple choice so it gets it wrong. At the end when the Wicked Witch was melting, she shouted Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful what is a blank drink like blankety blank? What is a beauty store my beautiful just pick a word because you're not gonna know are you face now? Danny, do you want to go at that one? Just for my beautiful I don't know if I do I know she just went my beautiful I don't know it's a it's actually a new this one but very people out it's actually wickedness. So it wasn't a feature. So this is for Trev we like to hear that on the show. And question free Danny. The scarecrows plan to save Dorothy involved the lion going into save her. The lion asked the Scarecrow and the Tin Man to promise him one thing. What did the lions say? Was it talk me out of it. Please come with me. Please don't make me do it. Or never forget me. called me out. No pressure trip.

Trev:

racking these up now.

Wayne:

I'm gonna go draw. Question for to Trev. What did the Scarecrow say when he got his diploma from the wizard? Was it he stated the Pythagoras theorem. I can't even say he recited the first 10 digits of pi. He claimed equals mc squared. Or he listed the perfect squares. Try if you can't if you can't googling it or something now. Just wait. What is it? You're saying? What are you trying to say he recited the first 10 digits of pi. Yeah. There's another one for you took Did you know that one? Danny? I think it's the Pythagoras theory. Yes. You certainly know the Wizard of Oz daddy. Question.

Trev:

They feeling you've been walked over? Yes, we like it

Wayne:

is a waste of a bit of bit of listening drive. And how did the Scarecrow the low end and the tin man get inside the witch's castle to save Dorothy? Was it the lion distracted the guards and they snuck in? They climbed in through the window. They dressed up as gods or Glinda the Good Witch to use their magic to get them in so they dressed up with god yeah, we know that. Oh, here we go. He always says that. Question six Trev just to finish it off for dropping hopefully. When Dorothy was leaving us who did she say was going to miss most of all? Was it the lion the Scarecrow The Tin Man and the wizard the lion just keep guessing it wasn't even Danny Did you know that one? is a scarecrow? Think I need nothing to worry about that's that's a full house and we made Trev look silly so that I didn't get the question right though. Well, yeah, but that To be fair, that's you know, asking to pick a word out the air then it's not.

Trev:

me think am I actually seen the Wizard of Oz? I think?

Wayne:

Well, you know, you wouldn't expect you've watched it for quite a long time travellers trouble. Yeah. Thank you. Trey, if you go question.

Trev:

Yeah, and to be honest, I've uh, when I was a kid, I was really into kind of horror effects like prosthetics and that kind of thing. I used to do Fangoria posters all over my wall and stuff. Have you ever had a role where you've actually had quite a bit of prosthetics applied to you, and I sat for hours having that kind of work done Danny and he's something that would interest you if you hadn't.

Dani:

Um, so I've had a foot as far as like silicone pieces and the things I've had, I've done a few things, but I have had bits, nothing like major major, although I did a film called mannequin which is an edit now we shot it, I think 2019 and I was in the makeup chair for about three hours every day for that and it wasn't so much that it can't say the word. I think I had a couple of pieces attached to my skin and then lots of latex and there's basically a lot of burn on my face. And then the rest of it was painted white and it was the white stuff that took so long, because it was so hot and it was melting and now it's about three hours a day. You shower, we're actually camping we have to camp on set, which was really fun. I actually really enjoyed it but the campsite showers you're trying to show it off in there without mirrors and kind of you're still here or whatever, but I mean, I don't mind I'd actually I mean, I'd love to do that kind of thing. Like, I'd love to play because I will end up playing characters generally that look like me. I'd quite like to play like a real, you know, a real horrific demon or something, you know, like the Buffy demons or things where, and I don't mind fitting in prosthetics. But on time when I did, banjo we did. We had to have my head cast because there's a scene, which didn't make the actual film, because they ended up keeping the character alive. And I think there's going to be a director's cut, and I think they using it, and I think they're going to kill her. And this one could be a different ending, but that I actually had in my head cast for and that was horrible. I can imagine

Trev:

so many documentaries about this kind of stuff. And when they do that, it just looks so claustrophobic. Yeah,

Dani:

yeah. I mean, I refurbished and I thought I'd be like, no, I wear face masks all the time. I'm thinking it's just gonna be like a face mask. But they literally I think, because they cover your ears with the stuff, they cover your mouth, and then they cover your eyes. And it's like, there's no, like, I can't even look at someone or you can't see anything. And it's weird. Have you not been able to use any of those kinds of senses or you're not being able to speak I ended up kind of bursting my hand out of this stuff and like wiping off my mouth. So they've ended up melting the mouth. But I was like, I need to be able to breathe. I think even though they don't, I didn't put straws in my nose, which I think they do to some people so you can breathe. They didn't. And even though my nostrils were not covered, it's still like when it starts getting harder. It starts feeling like you're not going to breathe. So I was like, I'm never doing that again. I mean, I would if they asked me to, but it

Wayne:

could be soul destroying. But

Dani:

yeah, I mean, we actually shot that thing twice as well. That was a messy scene in that film. And then they decided they wanted it in a bigger location. Did it again and then they decided not to use it. But I mean, they did it so they'd keep the character alive.

Wayne:

Yeah. Johnson the sequel.

Dani:

Well, well, she's back in eating with Campbell's though.

Wayne:

So good. And also Danny, you have a very informative vegan blog, the vegan vampiric called Well,

Dani:

I've kind of taken it down at the moment, because another thing I didn't lock down is I actually have my Reiki levels wanted to like the year before. And just do lockdown to keep me busy. I took a few different holistic courses, the crystal healing, aroma therapy and animal Reiki actually, and I'm kind of changing it to something that's going to be more holistic and not because it was really hard running the vegan stuff, just recipes and it was like, there's only so much I can cook it's different and I'd have to eat a different thing every day to you know to keep up then it was going to be reviews, it was gonna be different things and everything of course closed down. So that was hard. So the I'm revamping it is I'm actually gonna change the name I don't want to the the Facebook and the Instagram and Twitter and everything at the moment is still vegan vamp life. But, um, yeah, I didn't want to change it to I need something that kind of incorporates everything, and I haven't worked out yet. conditioning.

Wayne:

So maybe, can we ask just like, if you had to bust some myths about veganism if you like, what would you say the main myths that you could bust?

Dani:

Well, the whole we can't get protein myth is a crazy one. Because there's protein and beans and peas and so many things that you eat. And I mean, a gorilla and tell me that it doesn't get its protein.

Wayne:

Exactly. Just true. Yeah, I never thought of it that way to be honest. But no, that's so that's basically something else that people can look out for, especially if we like to cover as many bases as we can. Danny so obviously you so we look out for that. Where Where can people go? where's the best place to find out what you're doing Danny and what you're up to?

Dani:

The best place is probably my social media. I mean, my website, I don't date as much as I should. So if you do want to check my website, Danny, hyphen thompson.com. And on all the social media sites if at Miss Danny teeth, so I'm probably easier to up to date stuff. That's where to go. And I keep promising myself. I'll update everything else and just everything else gets in the way.

Wayne:

Did you do some music for the Bad Moon Rising as well Danny, didn't you?

Dani:

Yes. So I have a string I recorded a song with will mothering him for the pumpkins soundtrack, which with Maria mothering him film, and then he was like, oh god, I just said yes. I said you want to do this? And I was like yeah, cuz I just thought it'd be fun and I always like the thought of being a pop star when I was little bakley and then he wrote some more songs and he was like, I've written these songs. What do you think? Do you want to do an EP? And then I'm like, Yes, cuz I just say yes to things because I just want to have fun. And then it ended up being an album cuz he was like, just keep writing these songs and they don't work for our band and they kind of work for you. So we've actually made a stop recording album too. Now that we did he did write bad blood red moon he wrote that especially for Bad Moon Rising and he actually scored it as well.

Wayne:

I was gonna say Like, my older tracks didn't need, I think three or four of them, isn't there.

Dani:

Yeah, I think two of my songs made it in there. I'm not sure if they I don't know, I'm not sure. Um, to be honest, I've just lost track of, obviously, when you're when you're watching the Edit, reveal happening, every stage of edit, it comes back to you, and then you like, yes, no make changes to this. And you send it back and you have to watch it all again. And so I've watched it. So many times, I just don't even know what's going on with it.

Wayne:

Now it's fair enough, I would say to everyone, just obviously it's on prime so it's easily accessible. And I'll say that, so get on prime watch Bad Moon Rising so you can see Danny's work itself and look forward to seeing more of your work down. He got moving forward.

Dani:

I mean, I've got loads filming this year. I'm about I think I've got more days. I'm at Miss Campbell. I've got something called the house zombies belt film this year one called bloods demons. asked if I go I mean,

Wayne:

certainly not one for ROM coms. No, no.

Dani:

I've got a big thing. And that that's actually with lots of lots of horror names. You should have a look up Tony Martin. He seems to break everybody into that movie. And blood will be blurred. I've got so many filming this year. I'll forget half of them. I'm literally my diary as of June just the pocket book of superstitions. I've got that next month and mosaic with Western South Enders. Oh, wow, Jeff Patterson and Mike holiday.

Wayne:

Excellent. No surf and you're putting sand on the map. Danny is good. We like that. We'll put links to everything you're doing on the website and run the episode as well, Danny, and say we look forward to to what you're doing in the future. And we really thank you for joining us today. Thanks for having me. And hopefully we'll see you at haoran see very soon. Yeah, January. Yeah. This is we have a summer first is our summer first. Look forward to in winter. Thanks so much, Danny. Thanks for joining us today. Thank you catch up with you soon. Cheers. Bye bye. Trev would you go you left me or me? Oh, and the last question you asked.

Trev:

Oh, so scared me. I was so scared. You know, I'm very nervous around women. So I kind of had to come away I thought he'd be on my couch.

Wayne:

Do you want to go back? You asked a question. I mean all jokes to one size like he doesn't happen very often if it's happened twice in the episodes we've done so far there was a technical glitch with the connection with I disappeared and well he asked a question to Danny and she was answering it and I saw him freeze on zoom and I'm like in panic stations mode because he and I had a choice in the olden days of podcasting I would have gone excuse me can I cut off and try and get reconnect with Dr. Bell but I thought no Danny Danny's to to a good guests that do this too so I just continued as if nothing had happened but inside I was like a gibbering wreck so yeah that's what happened to dr near the end again just like he wasn't scared really wasn't he was

Trev:

always always sort of hovering around in podcast large all

Wayne:

the time but yeah, I'll come back in I didn't get back well you sit you're looking forward to seeing dark moon rising hence my house and start laughing

Trev:

because you're very good yeah me I am. I just said lovely lady Wasn't she yeah free to be scared off

Wayne:

No no. Open honest and about

Trev:

Yeah, exactly. Moving on career and stuff. I just think it's great that we should have an obviously he was born in Australia but she lives in London and stuff. The homegrown screen princess or queen because there's been so many good ones over the years like the ones that always come to mind for me like vanilla field you need to carry on screaming in every dress.

Unknown:

Yes The Velvet one on here. Yeah.

Trev:

Oh my yes my favourite carry on till recently and said James is an idiot and I know that says something and obviously yet Ingrid Pitt the week domain

Wayne:

Yes. Good point, you know, great.

Trev:

County Monroe. Yeah, the Navy rongo dragging her ID 972 now good spirited i'd such on Association we shouldn't always a keyed by such a crush on county Monroe. Really such a crush is to actually collect the back of the magazines with a Navy rum adverts. There's only one page now though, isn't the but yeah,

Wayne:

yeah. So all these fall into pieces nothing else. Yeah,

Trev:

I suppose. I suppose the modern ones. Those are mentioned in the thing that we Drew Barrymore and caught me coaching screw in Paris I think the other one yeah Carrie she SpaceX and Carrie Yeah, right. Yeah. bank robber. That one. And really, the other one that was a really big influence on me when I was a teenager is have a langenkamp in our

Wayne:

chemistry. Yeah. No, no, no history and

Trev:

a big poster of her when I said about a Fangoria Part of that was john Saxon with john Saxon as your dad. Yeah, dad. Yeah, it was. Yeah. I actually had a big poster in my on my bedroom wall. And I mentioned to daddy in the interview that I had found Gora, Fangoria posters. I actually had one of Everland campy like a ball bale and in Robert England is Freddy Krueger in like a tuxedo and his bow tie was red and green. Really have his arm around a brilliant poster really wasn't that Yeah, that was great. And I love the way that our hair got grayer because of the dreams and stuff but I'd love to see Danny in those kinds of styles horror movie believe

Wayne:

how much they can make a film for free for 5000 pounds. Don't mean rising on amazon prime,

Trev:

right? What do you reckon our budget is? If we feel miss a tenner?

Wayne:

No doubt we push in it trivia but yeah, watch why a couple of coffee. Yeah, a couple of coffees and a Twix.

Trev:

Coffee man do I saw a big cup of tea cup, a char of a tea and a coffee. Whatever that Yeah, a tweak. If there's a tweaks, we could have one borage. That's true. Yeah. One finger age.

Wayne:

Well, I'm not even going to I'm not going to go into your smutty remarks. But I say so. The indie horror scenes thriving on low budgets. You know, I think an indie film says Nick classes. He said 10 million budget or something like that. I mean, something like that is in terms of cost in a few grand. See, this isn't her main source of income. She's doing it. She loves doing it. She's honing her craft, isn't she? Yeah, you know in some of them films she's she's also been an actress and TV roles. And she's led to this and she can sort of pick and choose what she wants to do now Can't she from a base engine work and everything? Um, yeah, definitely. Yeah.

Trev:

Yeah. It must be great to just work on not passion project kind of thing. Yes, Massenet. Yeah but like Yeah, exactly. Yeah, exactly. What I do this because that's all I've got charity Trevor, you're going to say yes. Because that's all I've got you know, it's like it's nice to just sit in a dark room just yeah, great to be a very impressive like passed away cut off yes off lonely dark room. And then not podcasting is is found it Yeah, found it There you go. Like you know, but you

Wayne:

know, but the guest of wanting to come on trip and and thanks to Danny. today.

Trev:

Yeah, yeah, thank you Danny was really good.

Wayne:

Really good show. Go and see dark moon or don't go and see you can see it from the comfort of your own room. See, film has been made in Epping Forest. If especially if you fail basics. I really believed it was from Bulgaria. So there you go special effects, and support your indie horror, on indie, horror, indie horror market. Should I say? Yeah, maybe we'll see a horror on

Trev:

villains on see and villains are on. So yeah. We talk about vintage colorways. Get those two mixed up.

Wayne:

As always, everyone will put all the links on the AMA low podcast.com website, hit the blue button, send us a message send us a scream send us out. See if you can beat my one. Yeah, complete it mate. Let's move on. Yes, the next month.

intro:

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Dani

Actress

Actress, model, scream princess, presenter, veganista I hate writing my own bios hahaha