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Live Twitterview December 19, 2012
Moderated by Krista Smith: West coast Editor of Vanity Fair|
@KristaSmith: Thank you for doing this! You are such a busy man dj, producing, film/tv actor now woodshed how did that come about?
@woodelijah: Of Course! The Woodshed was born out my love of the Horror film genre. I met my producing partners, Daniel and Josh on another project and I realized that we have a shared love of horror cinema, so I threw out the idea of starting a company to make the kinds of horror films that we love the most; particularly films that rely mostly on character, atmosphere and story.
@weepaulie: Elijah, do you like classical music and if so do you have a favourite composer?
@woodelijah: it's a genre of music that i've not delved into properly, as it's a massive ocean to jump into. I'd love to explore.
@MiaKispus: how was it to work with Peter Jackson again?
@woodelijah: It was a gift to not only work with Peter again, but to return to New Zealand and revisit with so many of the crew and some of the cast from Rings. It was beautiful to see how much fun Peter was having. I don't think I've ever seen him so relaxed and enjoying himself so much.
@IdoiaLabay: if you were not an actor, what would you had been?
@woodelijah: perhaps a photographer. It would certainly be some form of artistic expression.
@Diercksmeier: Is There A Director That You Haven't Yet Collaborated With That You Want To Make A Film With?
@woodelijah: so many. The Coen Brothers, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Park Chan Wook, Duncan Jones, Nicholas Winding Refn, Spike Jonze.
@10EEL: Do you have a favorite beer?
@woodelijah: Hitachino White Ale
@olivistoria: Where is your favorite place to travel? Anywhere in the world!
@woodelijah: New Zealand remains a favorite. I love Spain and have really loved getting to know Barcelona and Madrid over the past few months. Ireland. Japan.
@bettft: What is your favorite Tolkien book?
@woodelijah: probably The Hobbit, since i read it as a child and provided my introduction to Tolkien and Middle Earth.
@rickyforreal247: I know you are a collector of vinyl records. What are some of your favorites?
@woodelijah: so many! I have a number of rare Brazilian 45s I love. Nicole Croisille I Don't Know Why 45, Can Tago Mago a slew of Turkish psych 45s as well. Too difficult to list favorites.
@ColtsGal72: What was the best holiday gift you ever got?
@woodelijah: Fender Rhodes electric piano.
@I_want_OneD: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
@woodelijah: at one time I was really keen on being an oceanographer. I really loved sharks and sea life when I was young.
@gregoryjpappas: if you could talk to/hang out with a dog like Wilfred in real life, would you?
@woodelijah: I certainly would. Wouldn't you? I'd have so many questions. What are their observations of us? What do they think about when they lie down and stare into distance? What do they dream about? What is it about fetch that they love so much? Could we talk about the vacuum and why it scares them so much? Etc.
@suzystrutner: in your eyes what makes a great horror film?
@woodelijah: there can be a number of elements that serve to make a great horror film; sometimes a simple and effective device can work beautifully, but more often it's when the subject matter is being taken seriously and provides a sense of believability as well as really strong characters that you can connect with. Let The Right One In, The Thing, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, We Are What We Are, Martyrs.
@ambree40: Now that you have done roles in all genres (drama, comedy, horror), which genre do you prefer?
@woodelijah: I don't know that I prefer any one to the other, as it comes down to each individual experience and challenge. Comedy has been a refreshing new challenge for me and something I'd like to continue to explore.
@evelienh: what's your favorite skill that you had to learn because of a role you've played?
@woodelijah: I just had to tackle the piano for film called Grand Piano and it was an extraordinary climb! So gratifying and ultimately wonderful to get back to learning an instrument.
@KristaSmith: this has been so fun thank you and I can't wait to see what you do next!
@woodelijah: that's it? Ha ha. So short! Thank you, Krista. You're wonderful. Thank you everyone, for your questions. Happy Holidays!
@KristaSmith: I know! Happy Holidays to you as well!