Joseph Mbah [Interview]



Welcome to Day 2 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Annual Month of Horror Showcase! We have a fully loaded month of all things horror for you fine folks! October is our favorite month for this very reason, and we are so excited to share 31 full days of film showcases and interviews with some of the finest folks from the world of horror, just as we have been doing for the last 6 years. What started as a simple 5 day showcase, has now blossomed into a full blown month long event. You’re going to love this! Enjoy!


And the excitement just continues, Folks! Our Month of Horror is in full swing, and today we are sharing some words from a brilliant up & coming indie filmmaker that is taking the world of entertainment by the proverbial storm! It’s Joseph Mbah, Everyone! Joseph is the man responsible for the recent thriller Expo that is bound to blow your mind, and has worked extensively in the cult classic world we all know and love as Horror fans that is Krampus! He is actually the brilliant mind behind the film we loved and covered here last year known as Krampus: Origins, which was absolutely fantastic. Joseph has a real eye for brilliance in the world of cinema, and we will be following him closely in the years to come.

So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the absolutely incredible Joseph Mbah!



What inspired you to get into the world of entertainment? Was it an early aspiration you can always remember having since your youth, or did you just find yourself in this world one day?

At the age of 17 I had a senior year English project. My English teacher encouraged us to get creative so I made a short film with my friends and I fell in love with filmmaking.

What was your first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any kind of lessons learned from this project that still affect your work today?

My first paid gig was a live fashion event. But the gig that taught me a big lesson was a reality show I worked on with my friend. We traveled to 30 plus states to film and on that shoot, I learned how I should treat people who work under me because me and my friend were treated poorly.

You have worked in the world of Krampus on some pretty great additions to the storyline. I particularly enjoy, recently, Krampus Origins. So, what is it about the world of Krampus that makes you enjoy continuing to tell this particular story?

I stayed in the world of Krampus because I genuinely wanted to do justice for that character. But various circumstances made it difficult to really tell an engaging story about Krampus. Hopefully another filmmaker can pick it up and do it justice.

Beyond the world of horror, you recently released an action film that is very intriguing. Can you tell our readers about your latest film Expo? What made you want to bring this story to the screen?

While working on a commercial directed by my friend Nick Larovere I learned about the world of human trafficking. What struck me was that human trafficking happens on a small scale and no one really talks about it. So I wanted to bring a story like that to life and wrap it in action because I enjoy making action films.



In your own personal opinion, what do you believe it is that makes the horror genre special? What sets it apart from other genres you have worked in?

I think what makes horror special is that you watch it expecting to be scared. Usually in real life when you are scared it is accompanied by danger, but in a horror film you can be scared without the danger aspect of it, and I think that is what makes it special.

What is your favorite scary movie?

Final Destination. The first one.

Do you have any plans for this coming Halloween? And fun traditions that you try to stick to every year?

No I actually don’t have any plans for this Halloween. And I do not have any particular traditions for the Halloween season.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers? 

I am currently writing my next feature film that I will direct.

Our production company Paradox Universe is in the process of developing some other projects as well. I would suggest people follow us on Facebook and also check out our online merch store, for some cool apparel. We appreciate the support!


What was the last thing that scared the hell out of you?

The new version of the first IT movie that came out a few years back.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

The last thing that made me smile is getting the opportunity to share the spotlight of our movie release with my Co-Producer and significant other Amber Thompson.



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