Produced and directed by Digital Thunderdome at The Film Space, I had a blast getting to build 5 different sets for this music video. Also the band was a delight and I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing what’s next from them!
Last year I was hired by Digital Thunderdome Studios as the production designer for a series of three videos for the band Suicide Silence. Combined they told a terrible story of horror and revenge. The director Scott Hansen has released a new version of all three videos, edited together as one narrative, so now its kind of a short horror film, which is awesome. Almost as awesome as using human teeth as set decorations.
This was completely different from what I normally do and it was an awesome experience. Instead of being scary and edgy, this was fun and whimsical. First time as a production designer doing a period piece. And yes, the 80’s are a period. Sorry Boomers. And Gen Xers. And probably Millennials. You all feeling old yet?
It was an honor and a privilege to work on (and star in) this amazing indie horror film. Now I get to share the news: The film will be released in theatres on September 10th of this year, and then four days later it will be available on VOD. Sign up for the mailing list at www.badcandyfilm.com to find out if it’s coming to a theatre near you. Thanks to everyone who supported us from the beginning.
WARNING: This trailer isn’t safe for work or children. Sorry if you didn’t see this before you watched that.
In the meantime, enjoy this digital poster, I feel like it would look great as a background on your phone yeah?
A few weeks ago I learned that the band Kataclysm had a side project called EX DEO, and I only found that out because when I started decorating and dressing the set for the last music video I worked on, the lead singer showed up and I was all like “oh hey I know you!” and then it was off to the races.
Oh if you clicked the thumbnail and watched the video already I probably should have told you it’s kind of a gore fest, so oopsies.
That being said, it wasn’t just bloody, it was a bloody good time. We not only returned to the men’s prison we had filmed a previous video for, but I got to work with some people I haven’t been able to see on set in years, and some people I get to see on the regular. It was a great shoot. An amazing amount of work got done in a very short period of time, and it all came out looking wonderful. Once again thanks to the cast, the crew of Digital Thunderdome, and EX DEO for letting me come do my thing.
You know how they say the best way to get rid of a hangover is to have a little hair of the dog the next day? Well I’m not letting go of my favourite hoilday just yet, so here’s a little something something. It’s a twelve foot demonic muppet I made out of a couch I found on the side of the road.
Speaking of Halloween shenanigans, go hit up my production design website to check out what’s happening over there, as I ramp up to talking about the full length feature film horror anthology Bad Candy that’s currently sweeping awards in festivals around the world. Are you signed up for the email? You should do that, then you’ll be ground floor and front row for it all. Can you dig it? Get in on it now!
Now that the last project I worked on was cleared for release, that means I get to talk about it. So head on over to the crew credits page here and click on the bright and shiny new link at the top of the list. If you can’t figure out which link that is, I’ll give you a clue: it rhymes with “Sevendust.”
Okay I’m bad at clues. But there it is.
So check out the video below, and if you’re into the “behind the scenes” sort of stuff, I’ve got a link to my portfolio that shows the steps I took in building the set and decorating it for this project.