Manson Girls: A Conversation With Susanna Lo
It's safe to say that if you haven’t yet heard the story telling of director Susanna Lo the chances are pretty good that before the year is over that will all change.
Susanna is a remarkable author and filmmaker best known for her award-winning 1996 film, “Black & White: A Love Story”.
She is also the writer, director and producer of “Manson Girls“, a film currently in the works which is already creating a stir in Hollywood circles.
“Manson Girls” is an epic story told from the point of view of the female followers of the notorious Charles Manson, who went on a killing spree during the Summer of 1969.
All of the elements for the film are already in place: the cast, the crew and locations. Filming of the movie’s trailer has already been shot and main shooting for Manson Girls will begin once additional funding is complete.
The film features such talented actresses as: Tania Raymonde (LOST); Estella Warren (Planet of The Apes); Taryn Manning (Sons of Anarchy) and Monica Keena (Entourage).
Need more proof about the buzz already being generated by this film? Look no further than the casting process. For not only did thousands of actors audition for the roles but even a simple contest for a walk on part wound up turning into an all out bidding war.
In this wonderful interview with Susanna, she gives me the inside story of “Manson Girls” and what it’s like working with the cast, which also features Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) in the role of the infamous Charles Manson.
We’ll also discuss her thoughts on the music for the film, which includes a contest for aspiring musicians to get their original song added to the soundtrack. Finally, we’ll take a peek inside her most recent book, “Alma Of My Heart“.
goJimmygo (gJg): Hi Susanna, how are you today?
Susanna Lo (SL): I’m good. How are you? Thank you so much for taking the time.
gJg: It’s my pleasure. I must say that when I first heard about “Manson Girls” and who all was involved with it I was amazed.
SL: Yes, it’s a pretty amazing ensemble. They’re all wonderful people to be around. Which makes filming it so much easier when it’s such a gigantic cast.
gJg: What’s the current status of the movie? I was reading articles that said you have been filming for a year or so.Continued on the next page