"Jennifer’s Bodies is a roving annual festival of female-helmed horror movies and part of Women In Horror Recognition Month, an international assortment of affiliated events organised partly to highlight just how much women can and do contribute to the genre outwith the typically accepted factors of tits, ass and mezzosoprano screaming." Starburst Magazine

Saturday, 18 January 2014

An Interview with Todd Michael Schultz, the Singer who Brought on Women in Horror Month Founder Hannah Neurotica to Direct the Music Video for his New Single Survive!

How was it you came to know the lovely Hannah Neurotica, and had you heard of either AX WOUND or Women in Horror Month before that?  

I met Hannah through the Soska Sisters. They and I made a sickening (sic) little video in which I was the victim of an untimely stabbing... maybe it was completely timely though. Anyway, Hannah and I became Facebook friends. I would say the thing that attracted me to having her direct a video for me, was that she obviously had a drive to get her creation on and that's something I notice in people. (That's definitely what the Soska's and I bonded over. We just want to create because we were designed to.) Anyhow, Hannah posted about a short story back in September and I said... SEND IT TO ME. We got to talking, and I knew she had to do this. For both of our own good!

Being that Hannah had never done anything like this previously, what inspired you to put your music in her little kitten mittens!?!

I actually wrote the song for an upcoming slasher film called Girlhouse, written and produced by Nick Gordon. They ended up choosing other songs of mine (which is awesome). When I was writing this, I was writing from the perspective of a girl living in a house that is an internet porn factory. The lyrics are about surviving in rough circumstances. The mood of the song is definitely a state of shock... or disorientation. It's a ceratin numbness that I really wanted to evoke. I worked with my frequent collaborator Tony Rodini, and we made the track to "Survive". I wanted to go in the opposite direction of my other music (especially after talking to the producer of the slasher.)

I've had a look at some of your other work, and this is really quite different. What made you go for a different angle, and what do you think of the work that Hannah has done?

Hannah is at the very beginning of what could be a promising career as a director, writer, and producer. I have been trying to encourage her to keep going and she is already starting work on a film!

And last but not least, will you be getting in on the Women in Horror Month celebrations this year?

As for Women In Horror... I guess Hannah and I will have to talk about it!

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