‘Sup. Been a while. Hope you’re well!
So, on the weekend just passed (17-18 September), I did something I’ve wanted to do for years:
I made a horror movie.
Okay, a short horror movie (it’s four minutes long), but drenched with blood and thematically nasty nonetheless. It’ll be up on the ABCs OF DEATH website in about a week for all to see (AND VOTE FOR -- subliminal messages be damned), but until then, I’d just like to reflect quickly on the way we shot it.
Shot over two days, on the trusty Canon 550D, with a crew of 5 and a cast of 4 main actors and 2 extras, lit mostly with natural light, helped by a Kino, a Dedo & a bounceboard -- not to mention some costume items, latex and two litres of fake blood. It cost us an obscenely low amount of money. And you know what?
It just felt like the perfect way to make movies.
Teaming with friends who are great at what they do, working with the wind at their backs and mischief in their hearts, shooting wonderful, experienced, assured actors, it was easily the most enjoyable, efficient and successful shoot I’ve been on yet.
So, to everyone involved, thank you SO MUCH, from the bottom of my heart, of making it such a brilliant shoot. For those of you who weren’t involved, I can’t wait to show you what we did...
Especially to that woman’s head.
What fresh hell is this?
A semi-regular blog exploring films, popular culture, current or future projects and (more often) year-end wrap-up and opinions from CINEMA VISCERA's co-chief, Paul Anthony Nelson.