To start things off, can you introduce yourself to the readers?
Hi everyone, My name is Loren Molloy. Iím from Long Island, NY. I am a horror director,
producer, actor, and author. Iíve written 7 books and have just released my first feature film, Yield.
How did you get your start in the film industry?
I was in 1st grade when I was a sign language interpreter for an actor who played Corky on Life goes on. After that I never stopped. I modeled in high school as well as acted in plays.
Can you tell us anything about your movie Yield?
Yield is a horror film about a young couple on vacation who decides to go hiking in a national forest. It's only after they are inside that the couple begins to realize something is very wrong inside that forest. Itís a family of cannibals called Carnago who use the forest to help tenderize their meat, aka the tourists who come to visit their home, Solaris National Forest.
Can you tell us about the greatest moment in your film career?
Probably saying Action for the first time on my very first feature film. Producing it, thereís so many business details and behind the scenes details and none of it felt real until I was standing with the script in one hand and coffee in the other, yelling out, ďQuiet on the set! ACTION!Ē I was truly elated in that moment unlike any other.
Do you think you've changed as a Director/Producer since you first started?
Yes. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. Creation of any kind changes a person. The very
creation of it being manifested, born, changes the person who created it. Who I was before I started my first film project to nowÖ I can only compare it to saying I was once Pollyanna and now all thatís left is Lilith. Iím hell on wheels and Iím not anything other than. To run a production company, my book company, my acting career, my convention career, all solo is hard but being a woman doing can be HELL.
Too many looked at my face and made the wrong assumptions about me. That was the first major change forced was the realization we are still living in a world of absurd beliefs and treatment. At this point itís easy to understand how women in power seem to not have any silliness and mirth left within them. Somehow itís misunderstood for stupidity which men donít have to suffer and correct just to move forward.
Who I am now is still a kind-hearted human being who just now takes no shit, deals with no bs, tolerates no unprofessionalism, and makes no apologies for removing someone who doesnít understand who runs the show, and how to act on a job. These days creation still changes me. Working on each project with each new person changes me, all for the best. Just as it does for us all. Iíve learned, grown, and become more knowledgeable about the entire process as well as the industry. Itís not just a passion for me. Filmmaking is the reason I exist on this planet.
How did you come up with the idea for your film?
Itís inspired by something that happened to me. I was vacationing and decided to look up a place to go hiking. I went to a national forest Only to discover houses with fences inside. A whole village was there. There was an old man with a straw hat and denim overalls with a pitch fork standing on his front lawn as I drove by. We made eye contact so I waved., thinking I was being friendly. Well as I wave he starts running after my car. It wasnít until I drove back to and through the entrance did I realize he had stopped just inside the property. Screaming and cursing about not catching me.
I actually used a video of a sign I found right before the entrance. I had bloody deer legs hanging over it. After that I went back and researched it. Turns out there are places all over the USA that when the government couldn't get the people to move they just allowed them to claim it as private property and claim the surrounding land as national forest. So all over America in National Forests there are private properties where very rural families live and since the towns around them donít report seeing anyone that rural.
Seems to me they get their food only from inside their private property. Didnít feel too far a stretch to imagine the people within eating human meat aka long pig so I made the first of a trilogy. This first one Yield the horror movie is to allow everyone to get to know the Carnago clan and how they work the woods. Yield 2 will be a revenge film and Yield 3 will be a time period film about how the Carnagos got the land in the first place.
Can you tell us more about your upcoming project(s)?
I have three projects in pre-production right now. Firstly, Iíve been hired by the company who makes, The Toking Dead comics, to turn their issue #1 into a feature film. Itís called Tobi & Duke takes on the cannabis corpses. Itís a horror comedy about zombies and weed.
Where can we find out more about you and your work?
You can find out more about me on
See picture, videos, articles and more about me at my official pages:
My books: bit.ly/booksbylorenmolloy
My online store: happyhorrors-store.myshopify.com
What advice would you give to someone wanting to try a career in Director/Producer?
Read everything you can on it. Google will help you with it all. Oh yes andÖ ALWAYS
ALWAAYS GET THE INSURANCE!
If you could work with any Director/Producer who would they be and why?
Thereís too many to list honestly.
Hellraiser is probably my favorite. Beetlejuice is up there as well as The Cell, Rose Red, The
Legend of Hell House.
Favorite country or place?
England or Bora Bora
Did you know anything about sweden?
I know itís home to CERN and the Large Hadron Collider and a yummy type of meatball.
Anything else you want to mention?
Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me. I appreciate the support.