Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Jose D. Alvarez

Editor Note: Hamish has another in his series of Five Questions With…

Hamish came up with this idea because he was accumulating too much material for his Famous News Sushi column and asked if he could do these mini-interviews. Why would we say no?

Thank you Hamish for being such a trooper for us. We really appreciate all for your hard work.

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TGG: Could you tell us about yourself?

JDA: I am a Colombian born, New York-based film & theatre writer, producer and actor, and the mind behind the queer slasher film, “Killer Unicorn” (Now available on all major platforms). I am also the co-creator and co-host of the podcast ‘Queers From The Crypt’ where I discuss horror through a queer lens. I am also a scholar whose work focuses on the politics of shock value as an aesthetic mechanism.


TGG: Could you tell us about your latest film, “Night Disclosure”?

JDA: My latest film ‘Night Disclosure’ is a short written by Hamish Downie and directed by my longtime producing partner, AJ Mattioli, in
which I play one of the two leading characters. It is a steamy neo-noir about a boss and his employee discussing the dangers of monogamous gay relationships. It is also now available for streaming so you can watch me get bent over and choked! hahaha


TGG: Ooh la la! You work a lot with AJ, could you tell us a bit about your collaboration and what makes it work?

JDA: I initially contacted AJ to work on my film Killer Unicorn and we hit it off immediately! We found out we work very well together and so now we constantly try to work with each other on the different projects we have going on individually.

TGG: What’s next for you?

JDA: I am currently shopping the pilot for an anthology series ‘S&M Records’ which I created with my partner Drew Bolton as well as workshopping my play ‘And We Kept Dancin”. I was also a co-producer on the upcoming revenge horror ‘Guys at Parties Like it’ which AJ
Mattioli produced, and stars Monica Garcia-Bradley who played Coke in ‘Killer Unicorn’. She is such a badass! It was an intense shooting
schedule but Monica carries that film on her dainty yet mighty shoulders. I am so proud of her and what she brings to this film.


TGG: Be sure to tell us about those projects when they come out. How can we best support you? (Where can we buy your films, follow you on social media)

JDA: You can find me on Instagram @JoseindaBk and you can go to killerUnicornFilm.com to see where you can stream the film and snatch you some really cool merch!
Thanks for having me!

TGG: Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed!

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