LAMP Interview Series:
Daniel Langhoff, Actor

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the cast and team from LA Motion Pix’s latest film, “Bouquet of Consequence.” we will try to bring you behind the scenes interviews, updates, photos and videos as we lead up to the release. If you would like to ask any questions to any member or cast, you can email us at pr@lamotionpix.com or leave a comment below.

1. You’re currently juggling a few projects. Could you tell our readers what you’re up to?

Currently I’m performing at the Garner Galleria Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” It’s a wonderful experience

2. This is not your first film with LA Motion Pix. How would you describe your experience with “Dead Vengeance?” Any tense moments?

Dead Vengeance was a blast! Great flick, great group of people. Getting yelled at by the desk manager at 2:45am at the motel was pretty messed up!

3. And yet, you’re willing to work with the team again?

Wouldn’t miss working with this group. I’ve had nothing but good times working with Travis in the past, and the good people he draws to him for these projects are a pleasure to work with.

4. In fact you have been involved not just in one of the leading roles for “Bouquet of Consequence” but actually during the writing phase? Can you describe this?

I was flattered to be asked for my thoughts concerning the script as it was being developed.  Travis and spoke on the phone quite a bit, and then Travis, William, Meggie, Christian and I met for dinner and read through the script, with breaks for comments and discussion about character lines and choices. It’s a nice collaborative process.

5. What is your experience with horror? Are you a fan? Have a favorite movie/director? How will this help you with your role as Daniel Thomas?

I’m a long-time scary story addict. Big Stephen King fan. SOME favorite scary flicks: THE HAUNTING (b&w, dir. by Robert Wise), ALIEN, Kubrick’s THE SHINING, THE CHANGLING (1980, George C. Scott), THE STRANGERS, the recent adaptation of THE WOMAN IN BLACK, JACOB’S LADDER, et al.

Good horror should take both the characters and the audience out of their comfort zone more by subtlety rather than shock. Daniel Thomas is both a source of tension and a victim of it; it all depends on the exact moment, so it’s real intense set of choices from one scene to the next.

6. What do you hope the audience will come away with after watching this movie?

I hope the audience is entertained, first, but also challenged. I hope they ponder the gravity of choices. Most of all, I hope they are moved to treasure their loved ones and the time they get to spend with them.

LAMP Interview Series: Eric Lupher, Casting Director & Composer

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the cast and team from LA Motion Pix’s latest film, “Bouquet of Consequence.” James Kruger will try to bring you behind the scenes interviews, updates, photos and videos as we lead up to the release. If you would like to ask any questions to any member or cast, you can email us at pr@lamotionpix.com or leave a comment below.

1. So, in addition to Casting Director, you’re also the team’s Composer. Tell us a little more about your music.

I have been writing and composing music since I was in high school. I bought a cheap little keyboard at a flea market. It had built-in drum beats and really corny sounds. I started to fiddle with that and just got addicted. As technology improved so did my keyboards. I have never been able to read music. I tried to learn several times .. but I just got bored .. The process just didn’t interest me. I have always played my music by ear. Most of my songs deal with relationships and love. I’ve had my fair share of heart break .. so I usually take out my frustration on my music!

2. Your partnership with Alex Biagi and Addicted Vibe records… what sort of projects have you worked on before together?

Addictive Vibe has been an integral part of my success. Its state of the art equipment is a huge help. My keyboard can only do so much. After I have put down a solid piece .. I go to to the studio and Alex Biagi is able to provide me with even better drum beats and instrument sounds. I have been working with Biagi and his label for several years now. I’ve worked on several if my own pieces .. outside of film scores through the years. We have also worked together on music for both 48 Hour Film Projects, “Dead Vengeance” and “Time Changes Everything”.

3. How important of a role do you feel the music plays in “Bouquet of Consequence?”

A movie isn’t a movie without music. It evokes fear .. anxiety .. excitement .. emotion .. I could go on. I feel music is most important in horror movies .. It helps lead the viewer into a situation. If you watch any scary movie .. you’re heart doesn’t start pounding unitl that creepy music chimes in just before a scary moment. This will be my first horror score .. and I can’t wait!

4. Could you describe the challenges that are inherent with making music for this project. Do you feel this is a typical horror soundtrack or something different?

This movie isn’t just about horror. It’s about decisions .. love .. loss and emptiness. The score needs to refelct that. It’s a challenge I am willing to take on. Not only do I need to evoke fear from the viewer .. but a few tears wouldn’t hurt either:)

5. Where do you draw inspiration for this soundtrack? Where do you start?

I’m a big believer in shadowing your favorites .. in anything I do .. including my reporting for 7News. That means I will watch every scary movie that I have loved over the years and see how sounds are used during different scenes .. I also listen to myself as a viewer “when was I the most scared” .. “when did my heart beat the fastest” .. Then .. I will take that information and try to place it into my score as well.