Evil Clowns & Deadly Ghost
…And so it begins…
I always say, “July in Los Angeles is primetime for drug habits and contemplating life choices. Sure, the month kicks off on a holiday weekend high. However, it quickly fizzles down and out. This is the time of year when Tv shows go on hiatus and summer movies often shot in June/August have either wrapped or have yet to begin pre-production. Leaving July as an unofficial entertainment industry stand still stay-cation.
At first, it’s fun. Until, the magical allure of binging, boozing and sometimes self-destructive boredom wares away. I’m no good with boredom. AND the screeching heat of the summer sun can be the gateway to angst and insanity
” Why is everything going wrong right now NOW?! What am I doing with my life? Will my dreams ever come true?” etc. etc. etc.
Is the world actually ending? No, of course not. It’s just July in LA.
FYI as an artist, indulging inner struggle is my natural disposition.
So when I read this message on facebook
It was like my present reality had taken on a new light. Again, artist.
The message was from Tom Newth very cool hippie Avant garde Brit Pop director/cinematographer.
I have worked with him many times in the past few of years. This was to be his horror film debut and he wanted to me to be a part of it.
After reading the script about ghosts, clowns, blood, guts and gore we chatted. Tom told me it was going to be a 5 day shoot in in Nevada with one day in LA.
” I believe with the right cast we could make something really kind off cool. But, you know how these movies go. Long hours and not a lot of frills other than food and lodging. “
Way to honey the pot, I thought to myself as my auto response replied,” Does our food include beer?”
He swiftly answered “Beer is food,” spoken like the true Brit.
I don’t know if it was my desperate need to get the hell out of LA or my endless quest for adventure but a day later I responded:
It was official. I was cast in
The Ghost of William MacReady
as the lead role of Mya.
Maybe this movie would be just what I needed to lift my spirits. Maybe fate had stepped in to save my sanity.
Something wicked this way was about to come….
Welcome to the world of DIY for the Demented, the REAL WORLD of independent filmmaking. 13 strangers head to the desert to make a horror movie in less than 7 days. See what happens when things stop being silly and start getting crazy…
Blood, guts and gore, inevitably a wild ride. Truth be told, this ride was a bit of a weirder than most as there were a few twist and turns no one could have seen coming…