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Meet: Brian Doom

Brian Doom worked as the Editor as well as being a grip on set but what else can we learn about the man we call DOOM?

Apart from being part of “Devious, Inc.” what else do you do?

I have written and and directing and acting in my own feature-length film, the paranoid psychological and philosophical puzzle called “I WORK FOR NEMESIS.”

What is your “claim to fame”?

I am an actual mad scientist.  I belong to a secret brotherhood of supervillains.  We do not have a health plan so don’t get all excited.

What is your favorite shoe?

My favorite shoes that I own are my custom-made Converses that say “DOOM” on them.  The favorite shoe that I don’t own is the pair of Doc Marten high-tops I accidentally burned through with acid, which I keep intending to replace to relive my weenie goth youth.

What was your favorite part about making “Devious Inc.”?

Knowing it was going to be
1) a complete feature I would be proud of working on
2) a feature that was a realization of the vision of the Director and Producer
and
3) awesome

We know you love shoes, and fetish musicals, but what else gets you all excited?

Experimental movies, experimental music, experimental food.  New things!

How did you get interested in making movies?

Whenever I watch a movie trailer, the film I imagine is being advertised is always much better than the actual movie I end up seeing, that exists in reality.  No one else is going to make the movie I imagined, so I have to do it myself.

What’s your favourite film (apart from Devious, Inc!)?

Zardoz

What was the last movie you watched?

Inception.  Before that, I “saw” every Saw movie.  In a row.

What does the future hold?

More movies.  My feature film “I WORK FOR NEMESIS” is nearing the end of production.  It will melt  your brain.  It will be awesome.

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Meet: Romanus Wolter

 

Apart from being part of “Devious, Inc.” what else do you do?
I am the Director/Writer/Producer of the feel-good family film Doggie Boogie: Get Your Grrrr On!! As “The Kick Start Guy” I help people take the action steps they need to succeed.

What is your “claim to fame”?
Being a great son and a good friend.

What is your favorite shoe?
Flip flops

What was your favorite part about making “Devious Inc.”?
The camaraderie and imagination of the team.

We know you love shoes, and fetish musicals, but what else gets you all excited?

Going for dreams.

How did you get interested in making movies?

When someone said it’s almost impossible to make a film outside of the Hollywood system.

What’s your favourite film (apart from Devious, Inc!)?
Doggie Boogie.

What was the last movie you watched?
Scott Pilgrim VS The World.

What does the future hold?

Spontaneity.

 

 

Meet: Jimmy Rider

Some things that you didn’t know about Devious, Inc’s star, Jimmy Rider.

Apart from being part of “Devious, Inc.” what else do you do?
Bank manager, great cook, and I love to dance.

What is your “claim to fame”?
Getting an agent to take me to the next level.

What is your favorite shoe?
Jordan’s.

What was your favorite part about making “Devious Inc.”?
Lip syncing, the cast and the crew.

We know you love shoes, and fetish musicals, but what else gets you all excited?
Cakes…… lots of different cakes…..

How did you get interested in making movies?
I’ve always wanted to entertain people. I love being on camera.

What’s your favourite film (apart from Devious, Inc!)?
2012

What was the last movie you watched?
Lottery

What does the future hold?

For me to get back on track and stay focused with my acting. To not let my personal life take over what I love to do (acting). I want to see more of Jimmy Rider on the big screen…….

You can read more about Jimmy on his profile page on the Devious, Inc. website .

Meet: Samantha

You’ve learnt everything you need to know about xuxE, but what about our fabulous Producer Samantha? You thought you knew everything about her already? Well how about this:

Apart from being part of “Devious, Inc.” what else do you do?

I try to surround myself with the craziest, unique and most intersting artists and projects as possible.

What is your “claim to fame”?

I once got to sneak a peek at the script for Beetlejuice while cleaning Gina Davis’ hotel room.

What is your favorite shoe?

I am happiest when standing in 4-inch heels.  Most often I can be found wearing platform flip flops.

What was your favorite part about making “Devious Inc.”?

The whole process has been amazing but some of the quiet moments in the storm were really memorable–building a shoe farm with Ken and waking up before dawn to shoot the sunrise with Tom were little special moments for me.

We know you love shoes, and fetish musicals, but what else gets you all excited?

I love all aspects of art and design!

How did you get interested in making movies?

I started out as a big film fanatic and it has grown to being a fanatic about making films.

What’s your favourite film (apart from Devious, Inc!)?

My go-to film is The Royal Tenenbaums.  I am really not sure how many times that I have seen it.  My current obsession is a short film by Cousin Wonderlette

What was the last movie you watched?

I just watched a progress edit for Alexa Fraser-Herron’s 7 minutes in Hell, a short fillm xuxE and I are helping out with and Big Trouble is on the TV in the background as I am writing this.

What does the future hold?

Many more film projects and I am hopeful that there is also an assistant in my future!


You can learn even more about Samantha on her profile on the Devious, Inc. website .

Meet our director, xuxE!!

We know that everyone is desperate to meet the cast and crew of Devious Inc. So you’ll probably quake with excitement in your six-inch heels to know that we’re going to give you the chance. Once a week (or twice a week if you’ve been very nice girls and boys) we’ll be posting up a nifty little questionnaire that’ll tell you everything that you need to know about our most favourite people. And what better place to start than with our fabulous Director.

Q. Apart from being part of “Devious, Inc.” what else do you do?

All Devious, all the time.

Q. What is your “claim to fame”?

No fame intended, strictly underground, just for the heads.

Q. What is your favorite shoe?

I love all my children equally.

Q. What was your favorite part about making “Devious Inc.”?

During production, after we would get everything set and ready, and we dove into the crazy Devious story world.

Q. We know you love shoes, and fetish musicals, but what else gets you all excited?

House music.

Q. How did you get interested in making movies?

It was either that or join another band.  Then i realized film crews and bands are practically the same thing –  at least ours is.

Q.What’s your favourite film (apart from Devious, Inc!)?

Might be a three-way tie between Hedwig, Buckaroo Banzai, and After Hours.  But i would also regret leaving out City of Lost Children, Blazing Saddles, and Brazil.  And then what about new movies? I’d be leaving out Cornelius, the Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, Black Dynamite, Me, You, and Everyone we Know, the Squid and the Whale, and the American Astronaut, they just haven’t been around long enough to have the same long-term impact as the older ones.  And i would also say I have big kids movie influences, like the 5000 Fingers of Dr. T., Mirrormask, and the Nightmare Before Christmas.  is this a multiple choice or essay question?


Q. What was the last movie you watched?

I watched Napoleon dynamite earlier today.

Q. What does the future hold?

Everything that hasn’t happened yet.

If you’re still desperate to know more about xuxE, you can read about her on our website.

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Shoeroes for Haiti!!!

just thinking about the crisis in Haiti makes my head spin and my heart heavy. but i stumbled on to a great way to help out…

shoes!!

the group soles4souls collects gently used shoes and distributes them to people in need across the globe, and they are making a huge effort to help out in Haiti.

who knew that those old sturdy dependable shoes in the back of the closet that never see the light of day could be so helpful? after years of neglect and feeling left behind all the fabulous boots and wedges and platform sandals, it turns out that those comfy but hideously embarrassing crocs, uggs, and work boots can finally step into the spotlight and become heroes!

shoeroes!!

drop off locations in the bay area happen to be at 2 of my favorite shoe stores, which is also a nice way to fill up the space the shoeros leave behind:

SHUZ 6012 College Ave., Oakland

SHOE BIZ 877 Valencia St., San Francisco

more locations

-xuxE

Devious, Inc. production still of shoes. Photo by Tom Krymkowski.

Poster progression!!!!

the posters are going to look AMAZING!!!

I so wish I could go into detail and describe – but that would ruin the surprise.

but I will say the photo shoot went smoothly and we are in motion, so that’s reason enough to be excited, let alone the fact that the design is hella fresh.

so the india outsourcing idea is more challenging than expected, kind of wish the virtual assistants were more like, i don’t know, genies or something. without all the tedious “explaining” of the projects and such.  and without all the like, “budgets”.  ah well, it won’t work for everything but I do see some situations where the approach might really come in handy.  will keep you posted.

busy, busy, busy!

-xuxE

xuxE. Photo by Jose A Guzman Colon. Make-up by Phatima Rude.