Ouch Ghost Dog.....You are really stepping out to defend this film.
As for our cheapy video effort, until it's finished, i don't expect it to be screened.
However, if Umbrage can do it, I guarantee we will.
And no, it is not brave. The western genre is commonly used as a hybrid, or sub genre, because it looks stylish. Mr Cunningham obviously wanted to make the most stylish film he could, hence the heavy heavy color grade [some of the interiors didn't resemble anything. I don't expect a 'realist' look, but a little subtlety in the grade goes a long way].
If cowboy vampires are you're thing, I can't take that away from you. However, when that cowboy vampire does nothing but speak shit and stand around in the barn, then I definitely can complain.
Also, I like the idea of pushing boundaries, but Mr Cunningham shouldn't be allowed to shoot rape scenes. It was totally irresponsible, without irony, or emotion. It was in true, exploitative, bad taste. However, when you are making a 'bad taste' movie, you cannot end you're film with a powerfully composed, final shot which tries to evoke emotion, when there is absolutely none to be had.
He was just a smug bastard and I am happy to flame him.
As for comparing my effort with his. He had about £100,000 to spend [according to IMDB] and Pinhead at his disposal. We had less than £5,000, but a script which contains real scenes, real characters and a final shot which does not burn the eyes.
Fuck Karma, I have heart.
I have a trailer and everything;