LSJTD.net: Why did you write a horror script?
Lee: Producer Charles Moss hired me to write a horror script for him because he wanted to
make his own film.
LSJTD.net: How was the working relationship between you and Director John Hancock?
Lee: It was fine. I never worked closely with him. We never worked side by side on the film.
John did his job and I mine.
LSJTD.net: How was it working with the cast?
Lee: The cast were fantastic people. They were all primarily theatre performers from New York.
LSJTD.net: What exactly did John do to your script?
Lee: John turned-the-screw so to speak making it a serious, darker theme. The simplicity of the
film worked perfectly to create a scary mood.
LSJTD.net: How did you feel about the film when it was completed?
Lee: I was never really fond of it. I would have rather seen it in it's satire form that I originally wrote.
When it was completed, I used my fathers name Norman Jonas for the credits as I didn't want to
be acknowledged with the film. At that time, I felt it wouldn't fare out well at the box office.
LSJTD.net: How do you feel about it today?
Lee: I really like it. I can appreciate the quality John did with the film. He created a simplicity to the film
that works really well.
LSJTD.net: Any regrets about the A.K.A today?
Lee: Yes sure. It's a lesson learnt. You never know everything I guess.
LSJTD.net: How did your father react when you told him you used his name in the credits?
Lee: Well, he was amused by it.
LSJTD.net: Any trivia you can tell about when you were working on this film?
Lee: The original title I made for the film was "It Drinks Hippy Blood" My script was about a bunch of hippies
camping out on a cove and becoming terrorized by a monster that lived in the water. The lead character
ends up killing the monster with a flag pole with the American Flag attached.
Another memory is the lake scenes. It was filmed in October and the actors had to go in the water
and film when the temp was very cold. I felt bad for them.
Charles Moss (producer) had his father in the movie. He was the chicken coop farmer.
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