A new interview with Joseph, promoting the release yesterday of the US DVD for The Dead 2: India, has been shared by Rama's Screen. Read it in full on the site.
Rama’s SCREEN: Were you a fan of the first film? Are you a fan of zombie movies in general?
Joseph Millson: “I was certainly a fan of Howard and Jon Ford, I’ve known them for a long time, I was thrilled for them when I saw that come out. I thought it was a beautifully made film, ya know, the art house zombie film, ya, it was beautiful, really beautiful.”
RS: How much of a cultural shock it was for you when you arrived and interacted with the locals in India?
JM: “Ya, a little. It was a real awakening to remember how India really is a third-world country because you pick up a lot of things in your house that are made in India. You feel like that part of the world, part of that economics of the world, we were so far from the tourist area, we were in deep dark rural Rajasthan. Part of it extreme, but there were beautiful friendly people, and everywhere we went, there would be some locals trying to make money out of you.. we’ve got a lot of that, also a lot of love and beautiful people, they’ve never heard of zombies, so trying to educate, a zombie school, what it was, what’s fascinating and really interesting and funny and we all took part in zombie school, I was teaching zombie school as much as anyone, it was brilliant.”
A lovely review for the film and Josph's performance has been posted here.
I’m not sure if it was the writing or Joseph Millson’s performance (or the combination of the two) that managed to reel me in, but this film had my attention immediately from the start.
Another great review can be found on this website.
If The Dead made me believe in the Ford Brothers, The Dead 2 has made me an honest supporter of the duo. These guys dump so much raw passion and true soul into their films that it borders on remarkable. The Ford Brothers aren’t about cutting corners to get a flick on the market, they’re about seeing their adventurous visions brought to life, regardless of production difficulties. And when you look at a pic like The Dead 2, you know there were some serious hardships encountered on the road to completion. Invading India for an unconventional horror shoot cannot come without a handful of potentially fatal hardships. If the brothers are willing to travel such lengths to create a stellar genre film, we should probably be supporting the hell out of them.