XXXX: Let’s Let The Blood Flow


You see the indie world of making a movie.  The TRULY indie world where you rely on the kindness of strangers and you’re often subject to rapid changes of mind and focus on the part of those that are not truly invested in the project as you are.  It’s one of the hardest jobs of an indie director…to keep people’s internal motivation to work on the project high, knowing that some of the normal motivators of the film industry just aren’t there.
We got everyone going this weekend, knowing it would be a fast shoot.  Most of us are being pulled in a bunch of different directions for SXSW and we needed to be freed up for that.
The film’s diversity of story dynamics is proving to be very interesting. First, we’re shootingIMG_4172
two films at once, with the sequel (The Porn Movie Massacre) being a very different film from the RIse Of The Beaver Slayer.  The actors are really responding well to the challenge of shooting scenes with completely different tones and beats from one scene to the next.  We’re tying to do a horror comedy with a lot of gore,  but keeping the laughs there.  We’ve got a creepy killer design, some fun ways IMG_4167to dispatch some folks and are even making a joke by having a different actor play the killer in every scene.  Still looking for more!  So far its coming together, even if the mask is a miserable thing to wear.
The challenge of Rise of the Beaver Slayer is a little different.  In that we’re trying to make an over the top mockumentary about porn stars, peppered with political commentary and still have someIMG_4179 heart.  Too often films with these high concept set ups forget that movies connect to audiences when they are about people.  We’re doing that by having characters face real problems, challenges and facing human dilemmas, all through the context of making an adult film.  We saw our first glimpse of that through Terissa Kelton’s Jinger Snap, a working mom who’s trying to balance raising her child and balancing her life as an adult film actress.  Awkward.  Bitter sweet.  Happy.  And hilarious.
Just a second to shout out to Ryan McKenna, Brittany Flurry and Rachel Young who had their first Twitchy shoots this weekend!
After 21 pages in two days, we’re off to enjoy the SXSW week.  Twitchy is sponsoring an unofficial showcase ran by Kinetic Entertainment and doing an interview with Indiegogo.  Then its back on set!

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