BIO: Lindsey McNeill is a writer, filmmaker, and AMPIA nominated actress. Due to her epic celluloid deaths in the local short films Trespassing, Surprise Party, and Nightmare Island 3: Rise of the Blood Queen, Lindsey established a niche in the horror genre and crowned herself “Scream Queen of the B Scene.” Lindsey is the co-creator and screenwriter of the feature film and hit web-series Truckstop Bloodsuckers on Bite TV. Her latest project, The Bleedening, is currently in development with Mosaic Entertainment.
Lindsey is the type of person I had in mind when I started this project. An extremely interesting person who I don’t know that well. Not that the prior interviews were about people I barely knew, but I wanted them to be about introductions. An introduction to myself, to the people I know and to their world. Yes, she did serve me beer as a guff taker at The Next Act. Yes, I probably annoyed the shit out of her. Yes, in a prior short lived job, I did have her office. No, we haven’t ever had to hide a body together. Yes, if she asked, I would do it for around $500. No, I wouldn’t tell anyone.
Like her, I’m a fan of horror. In fact, I’ve written this, this and this about the genre. I’ve also written a very short film, which I haven’t seen yet, a play, which hasen’t been yet, and have had over seven hundred hours of dreams that could be documented as horror stories. I like horror so much, I also wrote something based on what is more of a child’s lyric than a horror story. Where am I going with this? I don’t know, I’m just a guy who makes shoes for a living.
Here is a point, if I were to have one: Lindsey is a talent. She pushes hard and works harder for her vision. I don’t want to sound gross, but she would probably eat her weight in fake intestines if it would get her the chance to see one of her ideas come to life. I’m no scientist, but that can’t be good for you. Just the irony alone of eating intestines, let alone fake ones, makes me want to cry into my whimper pillow (which for the record does not exist Mom). Here is the rest of L-Mc’s biographical wordage:
“In 2013, Lindsey is developing a feature film for the CineCoup Film Accelerator Challenge, where social media response to her 2 minute trailer could result in a 1M budget and Cineplex Odeon distribution. She is the writer, director and star of Gillian’s Just Right, a gory thriller about a young woman being stalked by a shape-shifter. Her blog: “Scream Queen of the B Scene” — Gillian’s Just Right on Twitter — DEFACEDBOOK“.
If you would give yourself a nickname what would it be?
I already call myself ‘the real deal McNeill.” It’s catching on.
If you could switch one body part with anyone else in the world living or dead, who and what would it be?
I’d grab a new pair of legs. When you meet me, you’ll notice that I’m a lot shorter than I should be. Maybe it happened for a reason, maybe I need to be contained, but if I were to do a Frankenstein readjustment, I’d take the legs of Bridget Bardot from the 1960’s.
In five words, describe your most uncomfortable dream.
Reoccurring anxiety over public urination.
What is your favourite word?
What does that word smell like?
What is your spirit animal?
If ghosts existed, would you want to meet one? If so, what would you ask it?
Ghosts do exist. I’ve heard them and they’ve messed with my shit, but I have never actually seen one. What would I ask… maybe, “How’s my dog doing?”
If you could share a bottle of alcohol with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be and what would you drink?
I don’t drink alcohol, but I’ve always had this dream that Bruce Springsteen and I would meet up in Boston and discuss politics and the Nebraska album. I would drink green tea. He strikes me as a black coffee kind of man.
What would you rather have as a pet: A dragon, a unicorn Pegasus or Ezra Levant?
Unicorn Pegasus all the way, but only if he’s trained. So I can ride him, obviously.
Finally, if you could live your life over again with guaranteed success, what would you do?
I would be a hip-hop choreographer. I know it’s cheesy, but I adore dance movies. I’d love to find an abandoned warehouse and crump-battle the shit outta someone.
If you are interested in being a part of The Interview Project, or know someone who would be interested, or are interested, but are unsure, or don’t understand what words mean, fire me an email to trent at thetrentwilkie dot com. We will deliberate.