Updated: Aug 21, 2022
KingWolf catches up with Director MB X. McClain, to talk about his passion for film-making and what’s next for his career-wise.
1. What was your drive behind making films?
I see the films I make very vividly in my mind and think that they have to be made, because only I can make them.
2. What was your first job as a filmmaker?
My first job as a film maker was working on the Documentary 3.11 Surviving Japan, During that time I traveled to the site of the Dai Tohoku Tsunami, and the fukushima nuclear disaster, and saw a lot of human tragedy.
3. How do you develop a story?
I typically consider my characters as real people and even though they have to deal with bizarre situations, I consider how real people react to things in different ways.
4. What are some of your favorite movies?
I think the Red Spectacles by Mamoru Oshii is very underrated.
5. What is the best piece of advice that you have ever received in your career?
“Don't beg for things, do it yourself, or you get nothing”
6. What do you think are the most important elements for a good film?
A Good film has to reach an emotional purity of sorts, but also carry with it the other aspects of life. Comedy films are funny, Romance films are sexy, the soundtrack is also really important, a good soundtrack can make a bad movie work.
7. What are the toughest aspects of making a film today?
Film making today is pretty good, you just have to find reliable people to work with.
8. If you were not a filmmaker, what would you see yourself doing?
I've always wanted to try and make a video-game.
9. Is there a film director that inspires you? If so, who and why?
I am currently very jealous that Hideaki Anno is making every single movie he wants to make in a row.
Indie film supporters, check out MB X. McClain's latest SciFi Horror Thriller KILL TEASER. Based on True Events; An Asian American Hacker investigates a website that creates torture videos. He becomes the unwilling sidekick for the sinister mastermind behind it, who changes his life in horrible ways.