HEIR Production Meeting
FATAL PICTURES is very proud to announce FAMILIAR is an Official Selection @ FilmQuest
June 30th – July 5th 2014 in Salt Lake City, www.filmquestfestival.com
FAMILIAR is nominated for BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
Richard Powell & Ryan Luagie thoroughly strategizing the special effects that will be taking place in HEIR. One of many production meeting, stay tuned for all the production updates as they come!
As Fatal Pictures begins work on its fourth horror short Heir, producer Zach Green and director Richard Powell are bringing back many familiar faces from their first three films, including Worm and Familiar: cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson (Familiar); special effects team The Butcher Shop; and lead actor Robert Nolan. This specific group of talented film makers make up a tight nit group of artists Zach and Richard trust with their vision. Each individual is committed to creating the best film possible as evident by a history of award wining films, a successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign and advanced early buzz on the script.
Producer Zach Green joins Doc to provide a peak behind the curtain into the world of producing one of their films, what it takes to see the project from its conception all the way through to completion including appearing on FEARnet’s online short library. Zach shares the emotions and logic behind handing off the editorial duties to someone else, a skill he is both educated for and personally reveres. He speaks to the talent behind Fatal Pictures films beginning with his friend and co-owner Richard Powell and continuing on to actors Robert Nolan and Bill Oberst Jr. He reveals how early networking benefits a film before it even before the director steps behind the camera building strong relationships both with professionals and with fans. Listen here.
NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES: SHORT FILM ROUNDUP
(FATAL PICTURES’ FAMILIAR, HEIR)
There’s very little familiar about Richard Powell’s demented body-horror short-film FAMILIAR. While ostensibly digging into the Cronenbergian idea of organic rot or a diseased “other” taking control, the short Canadian film chooses to take a much different approach to the idea of an internal struggle – climaxing in an explicit act of self mutilation that is as cathartic as it is horrific. Never has a mid-life crisis been so overwhelmingly bleak. Powell and FAMILIAR producer Zach Green have recently finished fundraising for HEIR, the final short film from their production company Fatal Pictures. The upcoming short will feature Robert Nolan once again, as well as genre stalwart Bill Oberst Jr., and will (proudly) use practical FX to bring to life what sounds like an incredibly unique monster film. As they transition into production, Green and Powell took some time to chat with Daily Grindhouse about the history of Fatal Pictures, crowdfunding, and the mechanics of body-horror. Read the very insightful interview here
FATAL PICTURES is extremely proud & excited to have reached our goal on Kickstarter, and is able to bring HEIR to life. We thank everyone so much who supported us from the beginning. To our family, critics, bloggers, and of course our colleagues. We couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you!
Staring Bill Oberst Jr and Robert Nolan, Written and Directed by Richard Powell (WORM, FAMILIAR) Produced by Zach Green (WORM, FAMILIAR). Marc Roussel (REMOTE, ELUSIVE MAN and THE SWEETEST HIPPOPOTAMUS) and Richard Powell. Associate Producer Heather Wixson (Journalist Daily Dead, Founder CINEMAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL), Special Effects by The Butcher Shop (FAMILIAR). Editing by John Nicholls (SEX AFTER KIDS, THE SWEETEST HIPPOPOTAMUS). Music by Bernie Greenspoon (CONSUMPTION, WORM, FAMILIAR)
Synopsis: After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, Gordon and his young son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned. HEIR is a monster movie unlike any other, it is a bleak and fantastical examination of one of societies darkest taboos that aims to stimulate the mind and wrench the gut with equal power.