Last Friday I had the opportunity to interview the Director to the upcoming film WASTED ON THE YOUNG shot locally in Perth. This sort of experience is all new to me, I’ve done a few phone interviews in the past but sitting opposite is definitely something I really enjoyed and I do hope to do more.
Since this was Ben’s first feature film, I could see he was still quite excited, even though he had been doing interviews since 6am that day and mine was at like 3pm, he was extremely laid back and we even had a decent discussion even before we had the cameras on.
We have a Review of WASTED ON THE YOUNG coming shortly but for now check out my interview with Director Ben C. Lucas.
In the ‘always on’ but disaffected society of an elite high school, step brothers Zack and Darren occupy opposite ends of the school’s social hierarchy. At one of Zack’s parties Xandrie, the only person with whom Darren ever connected, is drugged, assaulted and left for dead. After Xandrie doesn’t show up at school Darren tries to find out what happened but no-one knows, says or does anything. No-one can or they just don’t care.
When Xandrie finally does return to school it sets off a chain reaction with fatal results as Xandrie realises that nothing will be achieved by taking revenge. Darren decides that if he doesn’t do something then no-one will. Darren’s plan plays out at another one of Zack’s parties and soon the brothers have their lives at the mercy of popular opinion.