Daisy (Parkinson) is the all-American girl next door, with a hunger for true love and an appetite for murder in the movie “Appetites.” For years, it’s just been her and her brother living out in the desert, hunting young men for sport – and dinner. While Daisy enjoys these games, she can’t help but yearn for something more. So when she meets the very handsome John Doe (Roberts), and they fall madly in love, Daisy can’t believe her good fortune. But it turns out John has some eccentric hobbies of his own, and now Daisy must find out if she will be his partner in crime – or his next victim.
Director Cameron Casey did an interview with Examiner where he discussed how the “Appetites” came together and how unique the film is.
Jae Monique: How did you come across the script?
Cameron Casey: Some producers came to me with the story and it was a very different story. I agreed to direct it if we could rewrite it and make it the most unique.
Jae Monique: How did the film come together?
Cameron: It came together with a lot of love and a lot of hard work and amazing cast. We spent a month long casting because again, I was a bit fanatical about finding the right characters. My lead characters are two serial killers who fall in love.
Jae Monique: What was the process like? Timing and budget?
Cameron: The budget was crazy low; we shot the film in 12 days. Spent months researching with my lead guys and about 2 months rehearsing, so they really knew their parts. It’s a graphic novel, it’s a genre bending film. It’s also a musical. The lead character plays the guitar, and he writes and sings songs throughout the film. He sings dark ballads before and after he kills.
Jae Monique: How were the actors casted? Were you involved in the casting process?
Cameron: We had an amazing casting director. He spent a lot of time hunting for the right characters. You’ll never see a cast as unique and diverse as this.
Jae Monique: What was your favorite scene?
Cameron: I call it the “2 spoon scene” or “killer John Doe”. He meets a girl in a convenience store; he takes her home and before he kills her, he plays the spoon. He always plays a song before and after. For the song he played before, he played with spoons on her back. After, he sung a ballad
Jae Monique: What can the audience expect from the movie?
Cameron: I hope that they never seen a movie quite as crazy, as creative, as exciting, as dark and humorous as this.
Jae Monique: Do you have other projects you’re working on?
Cameron: Yes, I have a number of feature film projects and TV projects.
Appetites was released on DVD August 4, 2015.