ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese discussed creating an amazing drama with Good Boy writer and director Viljar Be. Bee talked about how constraints foster imagination and the bond between canines and individuals. The movie is now accessible online and through websites that offer video-on-demand.
The charming and attractive Christian is Sigrid’s ideal match, but there is one catch: he lives with a man who behaves like his pet dog, and # 8221 reads the synopsis of the movie. Attempting to get open-minded, Sigrid continues the marriage but quickly picks up on a sneaky undertone to Christian. Perhaps puppy play and # 8216 aren’t as innocent as they seem. &# 8221,
Tyler Treese: The image of Frank wearing a dog coat grabs viewers’ attention right away. How significant was it to have something like an instantly interesting visual element that draws ears when there are now so many movies released every one year?
Viljar B.: It was crucial. Really, that was one of the main gets for me. The picture of a person dressed as dogs was also one of the major inspirations for me to create this movie. As you say, I believed that would entice people throughout and elicit a response from them.
Showing why Sigrid may go back to Christian after seeing this gentleman dressed in a dog fit was, in my opinion, one of the biggest challenges you faced in the film. I liked how it was handled in the movie, even though it &# 8217 is obviously a movie and the characters will ignore some warning signs. Can you address the difficulty of convincing her to go on a second time with this person based on her motivations?
Yes, without a doubt. The cast of Christian, in my opinion, may have been one of the key hints. We needed a inevitably attractive and charming person to play the part of Christian, in my opinion. That was therefore one of the decisions made to ensure her return and to find a way to provide the dog as certainly overly unsettling, particularly at first. Along with Sigrid, I wanted the audience to accept the idea of a canine mask. When I first began the script, I had no idea about puppy play, # 8221, or 8217, but when I realized that was a real thing, it also helped to explain why she would return. If it &# 8217 is already a thing, it’s not all that important.
As you mentioned, Frank, the Dog eventually gains the audience’s acceptance and gets used to it, though it burns a little slowly. Things aren’t very frightening at first, but the second half is when things really pick up. How did it go in terms of the construction and moving of Good Boy?
It is marketed as a thriller, which it is, and # 8212, but I wanted people to, when you &# 8217, rewatch the movie, perhaps forget that it was originally intended to be, especially in the first half and instead accept it as something more of an romantic comedy sort of thing. Therefore, it was intentional to have a standard film pace or less of treasonous pace, particularly in the first half. therefore, finally, intensify it in the second half. But yes, it was unquestionably intentional.
You mentioned that you were unaware of the dog execute passion in advance. What motivated you to create this film, then? What served as the inspiration for the concept of the people wearing the puppy suit?
I was unaware of dog perform, but items like furries, of course, are a great source of inspiration. The way we treat true pups has always struck me as being somewhat intriguing. We refer to them as man &# 8217, s best friend, but they don’t really have a choice. They &# 8217 will be disciplined or even worse if they behave badly or act up, you know? I &# 8217 I’m sure that most dogs love their owners, but how can you be sure? They really don’t have a choice and # 8217. They don’t really communicate in the same way as humans if they &# 8217 are being mistreated and other things like that.
That is what happens when a person appears to be in control of the situation but actually lacks the ability to speak. The mask’s significance was also that I and the producers discussed whether we should use it or not so that you could see the mouth through the mask. For me, wearing a mask was crucial because, hopefully, you &# 8217 would forget that it was human. Because it was only a helmet, you didn’t really understand what Frank was thinking at that point. He is unable to express himself in a typical individual manner.
I actually liked how Good Boy ended. I felt like I had a true pit in my stomach after it. How did you come up with a visible that will have an effect on the people without using clues?
Yeah, so for me, of course you want a clear conclusion, but you also want the story to go on in people’s minds and # 8212, which isn’t meant to imply that it will end or anything. Therefore, you want to instill thoughts in people’s minds. Most people’s imaginations are quite strong. Therefore, if you simply provide people with a small amount of data, like as an opening level. Therefore they inquire as to what is happening right now. If it just keeps going, what will it look like in the following 10 or 20 years? &# 8221, I believe that was the crucial component. Because you don’t get all the information, it &# 8217 is something that people should talk about. It appears to have a contentious end, at least for some people. Both some individuals and some seem to really like it, depending on who you ask. I believe that &# 8217 is intentional, to make it a little bit enigmatic, I suppose you could say.
You &# 8217 did a fantastic job of producing these thrillers that don’t have extremely high budgets. How difficult is it to create these narratives that circumvent the restrictions? Do you consider limits to be beneficial rather than detrimental to creativity?
Yes. It &# 8217 is paradoxical in a way because you obviously have more resources to do whatever you want in bigger budget movies. However, there may be people like makers and other things that are holding you back and restricting what you can and cannot do because there is real money at stake. However, a movie like this, where you have fewer resources, but also less people giving you notes or saying what you can and can’t do &# 8217 / # 8230, you get some restrictions due to the lack of resources. Nevertheless, this also gives you the freedom to travel to locations where studio films might not dare to go because they’re afraid to scare away the audiences.
Therefore, when writing the book, we were careful to consider the number of areas, the types of places, and the numbers of actors when dealing with locations and other things like that. But regardless of the expenditure, I didn’t feel like I would want to make this movie. There are some restrictions, but we make an effort to minimize them and make the most of the situation.
The first article to appear on ComingSoon was Good Boy Interview: Writer &# 038, Director Viljar Be on Making a Thriller. Video trailers, TV shows, streaming media, and more are available online.