Let's talk some Chainsaw Sally with the creative minds behind the hit horror tv series. April Monique Burril and Jimmy O Burril.
Chris: Jimmy & April, first can you please tell my readership where you're from?
J: I am from Mississippi, but have lived most of my adult life right outside of Baltimore Maryland…
home of John Waters, The Wire…and Oprah!
A: Born in Vermont (because the New Hampshire town my folks lived in didn't have a hospital - small place! and right on the Connecticut River), spent most of my life here in Maryland.
Chris: Who came up with the concept for the Chainsaw Sally Character?
Chris: It started all started out way back in 2004 with a a feature film with the saw title as the show "Chainsaw Sally", did you ever think you'd have a hit show on your hands?
J: Well it actually started in 1999 when we invented Sally to promote one of my live shows called Silver Scream. We then made her a a web site, which popped up around 2000. The film was not her birth.. but more her after birth. :)
A: After birth, nice, honey. Yes, once we got the character going and saw (with much surprise) that she was fast gaining an audience, we spent quite a few years unsure exactly what to do with her. Then we left live stage for film with the advent of the movie version of Silver Scream and after enjoying that adventure, wanted to stay in film for awhile. A Chainsaw Sally movie was just the next natural step. We are surprised and very pleased at the continued happy responses we get.
Chris: You've had quest appearances by some of the indie horror worlds most famous women, such as Debbie Rochon and Monique Dupree, does that give you a feeling of pride?
J: Pride may not be the best word. They are our friends… and what better way to spend your time than putting your shoulder behind an idea with the help and company of your friends.
A: It's of course an honor to share scream time with some of the stars of indie horror, but I agree with Jimmy - the true reward is just making new friends and having a great time sharing our art with them.
Chris: Last season was subtitled "season of the bitch" and saw Sally in a more darker area than the first season, do you plan on continuing with that in season three?
A: and I'll just say, I'm really looking forward to sliding even farther off my proverbial rocker!
Chris: Now for fans that don't know you played "Angel Eyes" the arch enemy to Sally last season how did it feel to play a serial killer hellbent on getting made famous by his deeds?
Chris: It was just recently announced that Chris Alexander of Fangoria Magazine fame is helping you out, how does that effect your budget?
Chris: You've also directed The Good Sisters on top of directing all of the Chainsaw Sally episodes, what format gives you the most pleasure?
Chris: Where do we see Forbidden Pictures in 5 years?
Chris: Do You have any plugs you'd like to make?