Being original is not easy. No matter how hard you try, someone’s done it before. Archetypes exist for a reason and when you’re making a short film they are the fastest way to advance the story without having to explain every little thing. The bad guy wears a black hat … enough said. I know this all sounds very disjointed but what I’m trying to say is, there are many elements in FILTH that remind me of other films, images, songs, stories, books, etc… BUT that’s not a bad thing. I fully confess to and embrace these similarities. My hope is that all these disparate elements come together to form something … unique. There’s nothing more infuriating than a person who won’t admit they’re ripping someone off.