here’s Andy Stewart’s stomach churning debut short film DYSMORPHIA.
if you like what you see and want to see more, go donate for his next short INK here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ink
part of the funding will go towards feeding me for a couple of days, so dig deep because i want bacon and cakes
The third short body horror from award-winning director Andy Stewart (Dysmorphia, Split).
help fund Andy Stewart’s new body horror short film INK.
donations will help buy bacon for the camera crew ;)
been completely blown away by the response to my short film, especially the emails from complete strangers, wasn’t really expecting it to be honest, it was just a little writing experiment with narrative and the chance to hang out with some good friends and have a picnic without any thought to festivals or screenings so i’m surprised that it’s been invited to be screened as part of the international selection in a festival in Russia.
feeling really proud thanks to everyone involved.
my favourite thing is how many people have said they enjoyed it more the 2nd time around.
my short film REST
Stay Curious Productions presents Jason Harvey in ‘REST’ a short film by Alan McLean
Sound services by David McKeitch, Director of Photography Mark Boggis
Produced by Adriana Polito & Alan McLean, Written & Directed by Alan McLean
When you ask your AC to take a photo of you looking cool with the camera and text it to you.
Andy Stewart has done it again. The brilliant mind behind DYSMORPHIA, a genius, visionary filmmaker. I am honored enough to have had a special advance viewing of his latest masterpiece and am floored.
SPLIT was powerful and emotional with stunning visuals, superb make up, and outstanding story telling. An absolute triumph.
sad news of the deaths of 2 acting great.
Maximilian Schell & Philip Seymour Hoffman
Alone? Unattractive? Unloved? Sign up for THE RINSING today. A program that will bring you face-to-face with the new, improved you. This is a three minute experimental short film starring Daniela Nardini. Written, directed, edited by Simone Smith. Broadcast on Random Acts, Channel 4. December 6th 2013. Won ‘best film’ on Shorts on Tap ‘Women at Crossroads’. Shot on a C300
Evan Goldman on camera with me assisting.
What really annoys me is when people say they’re using the same methods as their favourite film / TV maker without doing the full research into them. What tends to happen is that they’ve based their idea on a half true myth and then can’t understand why it’s not working for them.
Here’s a couple of examples of those myths and the reality behind them.
The film myth:
Mexican film maker Robert Rodriguez made his first feature without anyone’s help for the bargain price of $7000 and proved that anyone can make a successful movie without the need for film school.
Texan born Rodriguez tried for years to get into a film course before he was finally admitted. There he met Carlos Gallardo who raised most of the $7000 budget to make a feature which was sold to Universal studios who then spent a few hundred thousand dollars on fixing post production problems before it was suitable for release.
The TV myth:
Young upstart Joss Whedon came out of nowhere, turning his low budget feature film into a TV series to become the greatest TV showrunner in the world, making him the perfect choice to head Marvel’s filmverse.
3rd generational TV writer goes into the family business before making a feature that not many people enjoy and spends years pitching the idea as an ongoing TV show. He is partnered with showrunner David Greenwalt to craft the successful TV show ‘Buffy’. Since then every show Whedon has been showrunner on has been untimely cancelled, during that time he begins working as a writer for Marvel comics and after ten+ years with the company is then picked to head their filmverse.
People may think I’m being dismissive of these guys but the truth is I love them both, a lot more than others it seems and feel it is insulting to disregard all the hard work they put into getting where they are now.
Those striving to emulate these fine film makers foolishly believe they’re doing the exact same thing but in reality they are attempting to jump to a point without putting in the hard work that got them there by not doing the proper research.
Rodriguez and Whedon changed the way the industry works but only after becoming part of it and not before like everyone seems to think. They didn’t just step into success, they put in years of hard work and had a lot of help and support from family, friends and VERY large networks and studios.
Do the research, make life easier.
Bring your bloody Valentine to see three dark tales on Friday 14th &
Saturday 15th February 2014.
Doors open from 7pm.
Films start at 7.30pm
REST by Alan McLean
SKELF by Jason Harvey
SHE-WOLF OF THE WOODS by Adriana Polito
Interval games & Cheap Bar open all night!
How can you get tickets?:
Approach any of the filmmakers or The Fort Theatre Glasgow directly for tickets
Discuss, Debate, Develop
website for the Scottish Cinematography Group where you’ll find articles written by those working in the Scottish camera scene / industry.
you may notice my name on article 2.
Steve McQueen’s ‘12 years a slave’ is one of the greatest bits of cinema I have ever seen. It’s amazing that we finally have a film about actual slavery after the pantomime excuse to use the N-word that was ‘Django Unchained’.
I know a lot of people liked ‘DU’ and said it tackled slavery but 12 years’ blows it out of the water, showing the difference between tackling a subject and using it as a backdrop to excuse character motivation and brutality.
The difference in violence is also interesting, I found the scenes from McQueen to be far more unsettling and emotional than the comedic shlap-schtick of QT and the use of the N-word was perfectly balanced.
Finally, Fassbender, wow. People thought Leo deserved an Oscar but once you see Fassy as a ‘n***** breaker’ plantation owner you’ll see just why I use the word ‘pantomime’ for ‘Django’
i forgot to mention how sorry i was that i never managed to post about all the films i watched for NOIRVEMBER, a heavy workload at the end of the month meant i was watching noir off portable devices on film sets whenever i had 5 minutes free (which as part of a camera crew was hardly ever).
i love this thing that is NOIRVEMBER, it’s great to discuss and hear what people are watching.
next year i will make more effort to blog about it.
my new AC pouch arrived today along with t-handle screwdriver, maglite and film cores ……… i oddly feel like some kind of sellout by getting the same as everyone else …….. i will miss my old tool-belt / thread spool set up for being unique but am already digging how much stuff i can fit in this one and with the flap i can now roll around set whenever i like without everything falling out*
*i’m not even joking, i will roll about like a stuntman