Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘Mega Time Squad’ director Tim Van Dammen

You played a Street Demon in director Jason Lei Howden’s FrightFest favourite Deathgasm. Is the New Zealand film community that small?

I didn’t play a street demon; I am a street demon. The film community in Nz is small enough for most active people to know most other active people – but the genre scene is small enough for us all to know each other by at least one degree of separation. Many of my friends worked on or acted in Deathgasm and they needed a night shoot of ‘street demons’ so I donned my tie-dye and offered to help out. It was a lot of fun and I think Jason and the team did an incredible job.

Have you met Peter Jackson and do you see him as the ultimate Kiwi role model?

I have met some of his major long-time collaborators like Richard Taylor (production designer) who
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