Have you ever found yourself staying at a hotel and wondering who (or what) has been there before you? Who were they? What was their story?
Last week, we featured an interview with Jon Mann-Krieger and Brandon Nicholas- directors on a new movie, Do Not Disturb, that focuses on that idea: 5 separate stories, some with a macabre twist and each about the guests of Room 316. It’s 5 stories, inside a single story, held together by the hotel itself and the maid, played by Diva Zappa. 5 different people, 5 different stories- some related, most not- all sharing the hotel and its workers in common.
I watched this Hitchcock meets Twilight Zone style movie, and it not only satisfied my intrigue and love of the strange, but it also appealed to the voyeur in me. After all, what does go on behind closed doors?
I had the chance to talk to the movie’s producer, Mali Elfman, who quickly became one of my new favorite people. We chatted about her inspiration for the movie and how it transformed from that idea into a reality. Take a listen after the jump!
Do Not Disturb was a true labor of love, created and brought to laugh through a host of actors and directors and contributors with one goal in mind, to make a movie for the sake of the art, and I think this definitely attributes to the movie’s genius. Mali not only produced the movie, but acted in it as well.
Oh, and you can watch the movie on demand and on iTunes, as well as through a host of other providers that you can check out at the film’s website HERE.And I highly recommend watching it- particularly if you’re a fan of dark comedies, The Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock. Each story leaves its own mark on Room 316 and the life of its inhabitants with something to appeal to everyone. Trust me, add watching this movie to your ‘to do list’… you won’t be disappointed.