SEASON'S GREETINGS from CINEMA VISCERA!
In a year that saw us spending most of our time finding a home for Trench, writing new micro-budget cinematic delights to shoot in 2018, screening Cigarette at the Sydney Underground Film Festival before releasing it online for the world to see, we here at Cinema Viscera would love to thank you all for your support!
If you donated time or funds to help Trench get made, or if you just really dig the trailers and want to see the movie, watch this space -- as soon as we lock in screenings in the new year, you'll be the first to know! Or alternatively, you could sign up for the Trench Mailing List at the button below!
Speaking of which...
Have you investigated the official Trench trailer yet?
Cinema Viscera's debut feature film, the girl-powered, monochrome, modern-day, Melbourne-set comedy/film noir Trench is now completed and submitting to festivals around the globe!
As we're a few months away from unveiling it on a screen near you, we're incredibly excited to whet your appetite with a look at our cheeky teaser poster -- thanks to the work of Melbourne-based graphic designer Julyan Stephens -- giving you an indication of the tools of Sam Slade's trade... (such as it is...)
In the meantime, why not sign up to our official Trench website and social media networks? Because we're helpful folks, we've linked to them all here:
Speaking of social media... Get some InstaViscera in your life!
Are you following Cinema Viscera on Instagram? It's a mixture of sneak peeks at stuff we've got coming up, film-related ephemera and random shots from the brain of our writer/director/co-chair Paul Anthony Nelson.
Sub-atomic budgets. Explosive ideas.
Here at Cinema Viscera, we're carving out a reputation for creating dark, delicious, delightful and devious cinematic delights on a microbudget.
Our first ever feature film, Trench, is a modern-day, Melbourne-set, girl-powered, micro-budget, black-and-white comedy-film noir made for next to nothing and headed to Australian screens in 2018. Reclusive writer Becky Holt is being stalked in her own apartment. Struggling comic Sam Slade is being evicted from hers. When Sam decides to bluff her way to playing detective for cash, these two oddballs are thrown together to crack the case... if they don't get themselves killed first! To find out more, check out the Trench website at www.trenchfilmnoir.com/.
Think you may want to hire us for something?
WE CUT SHOWREELS FOR ACTORS.
WE SHOOT VIDEOS FOR COMPANIES.
WE CAN ALSO SHOOT AND CUT MUSIC VIDEOS, SHOWREELS OR ANY DARN THING YOU LIKE.
IF IT'S A VIDEO PROJECT, WE CAN HELP.
Watch Paul Anthony Nelson's showreel as a director, editor and cinematographer, and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any opportunities!
How did we get the confidence to get Trench up and running so quickly?
We are indebted to the Lean Filmmaking Accelerator Program, run by the lovely sibling duo of Kylie and David Eddy, which guided us through an accelerated pre-production period.
As part of this process, we wrote the first draft of the film in three weeks, and shot a "rough draft" version of the full feature (currently 83 minutes!) in two days -- as a valuable tool to see how the script walks and talks, and to gain some targeted prospective audience feedback for the next draft of the film. Then, we made some edits on the script, did some reshoots, and tested it again!
If you want to know more about the Lean Filmmaking concept and how it works, click on the link right here:
Our last short film, Cigarette, a dark "cautionary fable" set among the wreckage of modern sexual relations, made for just AU$3,000, premiered at Australia's premier genre film festival, Monster Fest, and screened at Australia's best underground film festival, the Sydney Underground Film Festival.
Starring the ace Rebecca Fortuna and Ryan Heath, Cigarette is a cautionary fable from the mind of writer/director/editor Paul Anthony Nelson; a suspense drama played out amongst the wreckage of modern gender relations. When a woman invites a man into her home after a date, she treats him to an impromptu striptease -- but is this a seduction... or an evaluation? And will he fail horribly?
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