Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Andy Stewart, my Boy from Bonnie Scotland, Bringing you Beautifully Brilliant, and Completely Fucked Up Body Horror!!
One of my favourite directors on the planet, Andy Stewart - director of the grotesque, beautiful, and powerful Dysmorphia - is at it again with a piece that had me disgusted, disturbed, and deeply touched. - Sylvia Soska
I always love it when I discover a Scottish director through my friends in Canada or the States. I mean, I should know my own people right!?! Well....I totally didn't know Glasgow based director Andy Stewart until those pesky Twisted Twinling's of mine introduced me to him, describing Dysmorphia as "quite possibly the greatest short film we have ever seen"...which is a pretty big fucking compliment, so obviously I was most intrigued!
I have however made up for this oversight of awesome on my part however, and have been becoming rather good buds with Mr Stewart, a man after my very own heart and entrails!
(Pictured above - My, my, my....pasty a la Morley from INK!!)
So just who is this fabulous tattoo'ed Glasweigan boy you ask? Well, Andy has just finished shooting on his third short INK, which is part of a trilogy of body horror which started with Dysmorphia, and was followed by Split. Split is doing the festival circuits right now, however you can view Dysmorphia below. Shot on a mere budget of £160, it's pretty fucking impressive. And such a wonderfully warped and beautiful story!
After the international success and critical acclaim for Dysmorphia, Andy shot Split, and on little more than the budget of Dysmorphia. He was however lucky enough to enlist the help of SFX designer Grant Mason, who did Bride of Mother Fucking Chucky, amongst other things such as The Wolfman, Nightbreed and Sleepy Hollow. Not bad I'd say!! Oh yeah, and did I mention, he did BRIDE OF CHUCKY!?!!!! Grant, I cannot wait to meet you and give you a Morley sized High Five!! MWAH! Grant wouldn't get on board any old horse poop though, which is a wonderful testament to just how awesome, and demented he believes Andy's kooktastic mind to be! ;)
Andy is proof that you don't need to go to film school, or spend lots of money on a film to have it successful around the world. Talent is talent. End of. Hollywood should be paying more attention to that, and less of the bullshit that goes around, and perhaps we'd not have to put up with so much shite!! With a fucked up imagination, comes great creativity I'd say! Muaaahahahaha. :)
Now, rather than me blether on, why not just have a wee gander for yourself. You can view the full short of Dysmorphia, and then the trailers for Split and INK. And hopefully you'll get a chance to check them out at a festival in the very near future....and hopefully as with Dysmorphia, people will run out in disgust/a fit of puketasticness!! Heehee. And I hope to be the one hosting that event. *inserts fits of evil laughter* ;)
So yes, check these out, and drop the pages a LIKE on good old Facebook and share, share, share with like minded folks! xo
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Help Fund a Campaign for New Scottish, and Bloody Awesome Vampire Series The Family! Miss Morleysaurus is VERY Impressed!
So a little while ago, by pure chance, I found this guy advertising for actors on Gumtree for a new horror webseries that he was working on. Always looking to promote my friends and their awesome work, I contacted him to find out more and to see if he needed any help! Well, to cut a long story short, director Stuart Millar got back to me and we added each other on FB etc. After speaking for a bit, he asked if I wanted to read the script and give him feedback and stuff.
What can I say...the script for The Family is really fucking good!! For a start, it was really well written, and would easily translate into a series of short stories as well. What I loved though, was that there was a lot of deliciously dark humour to it, and that I really dug...and I think the horror community will too. The story is really interesting, and it's a great take on the vampire genre. The fact that this is a Scottish production, of course I'm gonna do everything I can to promote it! :)
From having looked at some of the work that Stuart has done before, you can tell this guy has a real talent, with a beautiful eye for detail...something that I'm sure will make The Family look ever so lush. Combined with a great story, I see a wonderful future for this story and now is your chance to get involved from the start!
There is less than 2 days left on the IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for it. Vampire fans, you really need to check this out. I promise...there are no sparkles!! ;)
The Family is a proposed mini series focusing on a family of centuries old vampires who are each struggling in their own way to adapt to modern life, all the while a detective is investigating a string of murders which leads back to them. As the detective's investigation leads him closer to the family, they must decide how to act in order to protect themselves from the law.
The film focuses not only on what these characters are but who they are, and each character struggles in their own way. From loneliness and wishing for their humanity back so they can connect more with the world, to a passionate killer embracing the demon in him and becoming more detached from the from the family he created, and a young recently sired vampire who is still coming to terms with what it means to be undead.
Each character faces their own troubles but are brought together through their blood bond and the main theme of the show is that family never dies. This is also highlighted by the detective who puts his own family at risk while pursuing the murders.
The theme of family and the supernatural element means the best way to describe this show is a cross between The Sopranos and True Blood. As such there is some adult content and graphic violence.
The intention is to film one full episode using the achieved target and distribute the episode via vendors such as Distrify, in the hope of raising enough funds to film a second episode, and from there a full series of eight episodes.