Did you have a particular goal for the film?
It started out as a way to work through a broken relationship that left me heartbroken—one
similar to the breakup in the film. I see the film as having the primary themes
of love, heartbreak, and forgiveness. I ended up feeling that the breakup I experienced
was actually helpful in the long run, as painful as it was at the time.
Do you see Woodrow and Aiden’s friendship as fairly typical of young men nowadays?
The friendship between the two main characters is based on my own life when I had
a friend with whom I felt closer than to my own family.
Is there anything you hope young people will take away from the film?
The idea of forgiveness.
Is there an autobiographical element in the story?
Yes; it’s been a little scary for me to see how personal the story is; that is, how
much the Woodrow character is like me emotionally. The events are fictional, but
the emotional experiences are ones I went through.
What about the car do you think captured so much interest? It seems to be a big
hit with viewers.
I was amazed at how much the car has captured viewers’ interest. The script was
already written and we were preparing to film when the idea of the car came up.
Is the name “Medusa” meant to be symbolic?
The naming of the car “Medusa” was not a conscious choice, but it’s possible that
it does have some unconscious symbolic meaning, like turning onlookers into stone.
What about the name of the gang—“Mother Medusa?”
A childhood friend came up with this name when we would fantasize about being in
a gang when we got older.
Do you still have the car, and do you have plans for it?
I have the car—it’s still my primary means of transportation, but I do have plans
for it; I just can’t tell you yet what they are.
Have you started on your next project, and will it be similar or in a complete different
Yes, I have started on another project which will be similar in style visually, and
probably there will be elements that will be familiar; however, it will have a different