Thursday, February 28, 2013

Update on "Hell's Bells" DVD

I am finishing a master DVD for shipment to David Hatcher Childress who has requested to sell Hell's Bells through his Adventures Unlimited Press catalogue. I'll send it tomorrow and he'll let me know when it will actually be available. He sells via a printed catalogue but also online, so it could be fairly soon.

The DVD includes the film itself, a 'Making of Hell's Bells' featurette, and a photo gallery of production stills accompanied by the music from the film -- original compositions performed by Joseph P Farrell who is well known to those who buy from the AUP catalogue. The 'making of the movie' feature is essentially interviews of the cast and myself, along with outtakes and stills. The whole thing is over 90 minutes worth of entertainment. The film I would rate PG, the 'making of' feature has some colorful language here and there (actors, you know).

I'm also waiting to hear from Amazon regarding what date I can expect Hell's Bells to be available for online streaming.

More to follow...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ooops! Wrong Link!

Sorry about that! I pasted the wrong link before. Corrected now!

So I decided to post this scene because, well, I simply want to display the progress on the new film. Some will hate it. These are the people who are ADD in their film viewing. If you're expecting snappy dialogue and rapid-fire repartee, don't bother with this. My current influences include a big primary dose of Lynch and a bit of Kubrick. I like using slower paced interactions because, for me, it builds tension. Even the dumber people who are addicted to the teat of constant stimulation are actually experiencing this in spite of themselves. That nagging sense of wanting something to happen is, in itself, the building of tension. That's why I shoot my scenes the way I do.

This is the longest 'non action' scene of the film and what you see here is only half of it. These are rough shots -- meaning they have merely been cut out of the roll and not given their final trim -- in a rough pasting of the scene. There will be fine tuning but the pacing will essentially not change very much. Also, the sound here is the raw sound, captured in camera, so if you're one of those prissy types who can't drive five miles in a car without constantly noticing every murmur and hiccup of the engine, I can't help you.

CHTHONIC Scene 30 Rough Cut