what is your name?
how would you describe what you do?
I’m a filmmaker, net overdoser and a noise musician
what are you currently working on?
i’m working on a feature film Iron Sky (www.ironsky.net), about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon. With my band Älymystö, we’ve just released a split with another band called And Then You Die, and are now starting planning our second full-length album.
what has had the greatest influence on your work?
definitively David Lynch and David Bowie.
what is the greatest misconception about you or your work?
that I do stuff for free just for fun. I don’t.
what do you see as the main strengths and weaknesses of the medium you work in?
In film, it’s mainly my ability to do quality stuff with small budgets. In music, I’m really not sure – I’m a big guy with a loud voice on stage, maybe that’s a strength.
how has technology impacted upon the work you do?
Basically, it’s necessary to get my work done in all fields. The band and the film crews all live so widely across the world, it’s important for communication and collaboration.
what’s the greatest piece of advice you would like to pass on?
the art of compromising is not to compromise.
where can we find you online?
www.alymysto.com is my band
www.ironsky.net is my film
www.wreckamovie.com is my collaborative film production platform
www.zombieroom.net is mine and my girlfriend’s film blog
@LeonBlank is my Twitter username
what are you reading at the moment?
Ian Carr’s Miles Davis’ biography
what are you listening to at the moment?
Some random hotel lobby background music.
anything else we should know?
all these worlds belong to you, except europa. attempt no landings there.
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