Author Bret Easton Ellis has turned his hand to directing lately and - through US production company The Devil You Know - he's available for TV commercials and other advertising projects.
With a weekly podcast, writing in many forms, and a TV series to boot, he's a very busy man but he elbowed room in his schedule to talk to David Reviews.
Ellis has been described as a 'controversy magnet' and - when speaking to him - it quickly becomes evident that he's earned this reputation through a complete absence of filters... possibly an inevitable consequence of unstoppable curiosity.
He doesn't just speak his mind, he offers unexpurgated access to his thoughts and proves an exhilarating conversationalist. And - as our phone call took place on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration - there was much to talk about... but more of that later.
"We cast it really quickly and we shot it for nothing, there was no budget, and filmed all in one day. A lot of it was improvisation, and it was more or less, made in the editing room."
The opportunity for DAVID to speak to Bret Easton Ellis arose out of his place on the roster at The Devil You Know - a production company run by Donald Block, an unusually gentlemanly fellow for our industry.
The projects which have come Ellis's way have been unusual. A film for the Paris Opera perfectly blends his comic sensibility with his decadent aesthetic. And - it turns out - it was all thrown together in a hurry: "It was really, really... like no money. I think we just had my DP and a couple other technical people. It was a very small set."
FULL INTERVIEW BY JASON STONE AT DAVID REVIEWS CAN BE FOUND HERE