Bad Business with Dom Campbell
UPM: How does it feel to complete the film “Bad Business”?
MR. CAMPBELL: It feels absolutely wonderful! It’s been a long time coming but we arrived here and the success has been great. I’m so thankful for our cast, the local artists that contributed to the soundtrack, my wife and just all the support through this entire project.
UPM: Were there any surprises that you didn’t expect as you navigated filming this film?
MR. CAMPBELL: Honestly, there are always surprises. In my opinion, very rarely do I think projects happen exactly as we plan them but you have to go with the flow. I was surprised that we sold out our premiere showing of the movie. The success from that event alone is still amazing to me. I met some resistance along the way and to know that there were so many people who still were anxious to see the final product is very humbling to me.
UPM: Was there ever a point that you thought about quitting the project?
MR. CAMPBELL: Yes! At some points, I felt I bit off more than I could chew. The movie didn’t start off being planned to be a feature film but something a little shorter. Previously, I already filmed 4 short films. I was familiar with that process. However, as I worked on the film more kept getting added until it turned into what it became today. I still have a loto to learn but I learned quitting would never get me what I want so I just press through.
UPM: How do you feel filming “Bad Business” has grown you as a director?
MR. CAMPBELL: That’s a great question. I would say Bad Business taught me how to develop an eye for talent. We have some great acting in the film. It’s given me perspective of what I want and how to bring it out of the actors I have. I’d also say this project has reminded me how to not let my faith sway. God has been good to me. People said they wouldn’t interview me because this, that or the other and before it was done, those same people brought me on air for interviews. God has been good to me and very thankful for how God watches out for me.
UPM: What’s next for you?
MR. CAMPBELL: Build on the success! Bad Business is my 1st feature film and I want to see what it can do. I travel to California and I look forward to meeting some key people. Now that the movie is complete, it’s time to put it in people’s hands to see what can be done with it. I do have other projects in mind but Bad Business is my focus. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
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