by, 09-26-2010 at 03:41 AM (1275 Views)
With this being my first blog, I want to share with you what a film-maker such as myself deals with on a daily basis. The movies I write and direct are adult cartoons. The content is dark and comedic. Adults are put into situations where they maim and murder. I don`t discriminate and the gender of the adults is not important. I`m an equal opportunity offender or so I've been called.
Writing and directing these low-brow exploitation movies is fun part, the fall out after wards is the not so fun part. Putting anything out for public consumption is not for the thin-skinned. My work is scrutinized and ridiculed. I've learned to accept this. It`s the reality of being a film-maker and I`m completely cool with that.
My movies are geared towards the extreme crowd. The synopsis on the back of the DVD case is very specific. I like to warn people what to expect. The artwork and even titles themselves are like big red flags waving in your face screaming bloody murder. The viewer is given a chance to get on board. They are certainly not forced to press play. Within a minute into the movie, the viewer is given a chance to get off at the next stop by pressing the stop and eject buttons.
My movies are like demented car crashes. The characters always steer themselves into disaster and all that`s left is depraved carnage and spent bodily fluids. And as with a car crash, the majority of people usually slow down and capture the goriness in all its detail. The majority of the viewers that watch my movies know what their getting into. It`s the minority of the viewers that scream rape, labeling me a misogynist and/or a homophobe, that need to look in the mirror and ask why they watched the movie in the first place. Let me ask this minority a question.
Why put yourself in harmís way? And why resort to name-calling and insults just because you feel guilty for exposing yourself to such filth? I certainly donít need to be lectured on human values. Anyone who truly knows me knows that I make fictional movies that donít reflect my own personal beliefs. I write fiction and film fictional acts with willing participants. The content of my movies is subjective.
The audience can and will form their own opinions on its artistic merit. I am certainly not a mean spirited person. The characters I create may be but theyíre not a reflection of me. If you donít want to expose yourself to subjective content, donít watch my movies. Itís cut and dry. Itís called the right to choose.
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