Here at Cinema Viscera, we are committed to creating delicious, devious, dark, delightful and defiantly different cinematic experiences for a 21st century audience.
CINEMA VISCERA are an internationally award-winning independent film production collective in Melbourne, Australia, formed by writer/director/editor Paul Anthony Nelson and actor/writer Perri Cummings, to make micro-to-low-budget feature films that fill the gaps; the kind of stories people aren’t telling, genres neglected, or classic stories told in a fresh, bold fashion.
Our films to date are:
Trench (2018): our first feature film is a girl-powered comedy/film noir set in modern-day Melbourne, about a reclusive writer (Perri Cummings) troubled by a mysterious stalker, and the broke standup comic turned amateur detective (Samantha Hill) who comes to her aid. Will her first case be the death of them?
Cigarette (2016): a cautionary fable about the wreckage of modern gender relations. When a woman (Rebecca Fortuna) invites her date (Ryan Heath) up to her apartment, she surprises him by performing an impromptu striptease. But is this a seduction... or an evaluation? And will he fail horribly?
Talkback (2011): a horror fable about an average housewife whose mind is homicidally infected by a bigoted talk show host, made as T is for Talk Radio for Drafthouse Films’ ABCs of Death competition.
Scope (2010): a tale of female assassins and fond homage to 1970s action films, made as Paul Anthony Nelson’s Diploma graduation film at RMIT.
Why Must The Show Go On? (2010): a mockumentary comedy set in the aggressively misguided world of off-fringe-fringe theatre, made as a co-production with Incognita Enterprises.
Interchange (2008): a micro-multi-stranding drama about six people and how football touches their lives, was our inaugural short film production and won a Bronze Medal in the Super Short Film competition at the 2012 Los Angeles All Sports Film Festival.
So, who are the demented souls running this outfit?
PAUL ANTHONY NELSON.
DIRECTOR. SCREENWRITER. EDITOR. PRODUCER.
Diploma in Screen and Media from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Australia.
Top 10 Favourite Films:
The Godfather (1972), Pulp Fiction (1994), The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), Reservoir Dogs (1992), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Blue Velvet (1986), Die Hard (1988), An American Werewolf in London (1981), The Exorcist (1973).
Top 10 Favourite Books:
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind, The Shining by Stephen King, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby,
About a Boy by Nick Hornby, The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Rebels On The Backlot by Sharon Waxman,
Different Seasons by Stephen King, Watchmen by Alan Moore, Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.
ACTOR. SCREENWRITER. PRODUCER.
Bachelor in Performing Arts from James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.
Diploma in Professional Screenwriting from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Victoria, Australia.
Top 5 Favourite Films:
Lost Highway (1997), Tyrannosaur (2011), Magnolia (1999), Dancer In The Dark (2001), Requiem For A Dream (2000).
Top 5 Favourite Authors:
Raymond Carver, Franz Kafka, Allen Ginsberg, Banana Yoshimoto, William Shakespeare.