Staff member, Larry Dwyer had the chance to catch up with Adam Green and talk about Holliston Season 2 and Hatchet 3.
Larry Dwyer: Hey Adam. I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing Holliston season one and I instantly fell in love with it. How did the series come about?
Adam Green: Thanks Larry! Well, it started about 13 years ago. I was working at a low budget cable station in Boston making really bad commercials and trying to break out of there and do my own thing. I would steal their equipment to make my own stuff; it’s pretty much exactly like what goes on in the show with Adam and Joe making horrible commercials for Lance Rockett and using his equipment on the side to do their own thing. With that equipment, I made Coffee & Donuts for about $400. We never thought that it would actually come out that well or that anyone would even want it, we just wanted to see if we could make a movie and next thing we knew, Disney/Touchstone bought it and turned it into a sitcom for the UPN network. Next thing I knew, UPN became the WB Network and all of the development was lost and they held the rights for five years. That happens a lot in this business but that, in particular, was really painful because it was the rights to my life and I couldn’t touch it. Well, over the course of the next five years, I made a name for myself with Hatchet, Spiral and Frozen and eventually the rights reverted back to me.