Posts Tagged ‘jordu schell’

Making PARKING LOT

November 25, 2016

Hi kiddies!  This is my new photography project called PARKING LOT!

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This is a personal fear.  Perhaps you have it too?  Being afraid of somebody hiding under your car is the adult equivalent of fearing the monster under your bed.  Dark spaces and exposed ankles.

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I wanted this Horror image to be set in bright daylight.  Finding a location for this idea was not easy.  Most businesses would prefer you not stage a murder in their parking lot.  Even a fake one.  In the end, I staged my photo-shoot in a parking lot across the street from 3rd Street Asylum, the haunted house run by my cousins.  The police stopped by only once, and they were very friendly.

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The victim was played by my friend and musician Cori Jo Hawkins.

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The scary man hiding under the car was played by her husband and filmmaker Trevor Hawkins from Mammoth Media.  Trevor helped me with my short film BLACK LULLABY and is one of the chief collaborators on my upcoming movie project.  Right now he is finishing up his own first movie, a romantic drama called LOTAWANA.

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I based Cori’s positioning on Andrew Wyeth’s famous painting CHRISTINA’S WORLD.

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The amazing SPFX mask was created by legendary creature designer Jordu Schell.

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Right now Jordu is running an IndieGoGo campaign for his first short film.  Check it out!  It is sure to have amazing creature FX.

Thank you to Nikki Moreno at Vixen Pin-Up for doing Cori’s hair!

Thank you to Luke for allowing me to borrow his cool car.

Thank you to Chris Hawkins and Nathan Kincaid for all your help getting the car to the location and back.

And thank you to Dawn and Matt Cheek for producing this sick little photo project – I really appreciate it!

See you next time!

MALEFICIUM Dark Art Show Exhibit 5

November 10, 2015

A full-scale print of my new INNSMOUTH image will be on display as part of the 5th Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibit at the Kosart Gallery in Chicago! The show opens this Saturday Nov. 14th

This fantastic art show is curated by frequent collaborator and FACE/OFF Champion J. Anthony Kosar.  Anthony and his team – many of whom are now FACE/OFF veterans and champions in their own right – created the monsters for my INNSMOUTH project.  Jen and I will be at the opening, as well as my friend and producer Vampire Chad Hawks (star of my previous JACK THE RIPPER project).  Come join us if you can and meet the artists in person – this will be a great show!

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