I’ve been spending a lot of time lately working on the final look of the characters for FROM HELL HE RIDES. Those spaghetti westerns were shot in Technicolor and were actually quite vibrant. I’m trying to find the right balance between colour and grit. I think I’m very close. I’ve also been prepping the skeletons, getting them ready to cast in foam rubber. That will be next week’s major project and, if you remember the trouble I had with the FILTH puppets, the most nerve racking procedure when it comes to puppet making. After that … I can start building the first set which I have already laid out. Seems crazy to be ready for that stage.
On the festival front, when you screen in small to medium sized festivals (like I do) it’s not unusual to have the audience vote at the end of the nigh for the film they most enjoyed. This is very prevalent at festivals that have only a single program. At a screening in Berlin this past Sunday I received my first ever audience award. With no representative in attendance or meaningful social media buzz, FILTH won over an audience based solely on its content. I love that. I made FILTH to be a crowd pleasing film and I hope I get the chance to see it with a packed house one day.