Q&A: Movie to give audience 'Shitty' experience at deadCENTER
GO AND SEE
'The Shittiest Movie Ever Made'
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: The Exchange, 700.5 W. Sheridan Ave., OKC
A film about a local band made by a local filmmaker will be screened Friday at deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City.
“The Shittiest Movie Ever Made,” by Oklahoma State grad Nathan Poppe, is about Norman punk-rock group Shitty/Awesome.
It is Poppe’s second submission to the festival after screening a local music documentary, “Black Canyon’s Crossroads for the Restless,” last year.
“I had such a good time that it inspired me to enter again,” Poppe said.
The Daily: What was your inspiration for this film?
Poppe: I got a phone call asking me to film a punk-rock concert in Norman of this band called Shitty/Awesome. It sounded like more fun than sitting at home and watching “Desperate Housewives,” so I went. It was so crazy at that concert, I started filming one song for the band and didn’t want to stop. It was like a scene from a movie. There were fireworks, there were beer cans flying around me, people were ripping their shirts off like the Incredible Hulk. I think my camera still smells like beer from that night.
The Daily: What got you started making films?
Poppe: I was a journalism student at OSU. I didn’t think I would ever film. I was afraid of cameras because they are so expensive. Then my friends and I started a music show. Since then, I think I have been a part of at least 200 music videos. There is a lot of musical talent in Oklahoma. You may not realize it, but it’s true. It really inspired me.
The Daily: As an Oklahoman filmmaker, how do you think the festival is important for other local filmmakers?
Poppe: I think deadCENTER is a really cool venue. Making a movie is so expensive that it’s rare for smaller projects to find an opportunity like this. My film is one of the best things I have ever made. It’s really a testament to the fact that if you want to make movies, you only need a camera and an audio recorder. That’s all I used.