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|Gary wins award at Screamfest. - 11:38 am, 26th Oct 2013|
Great news, as Gary wins the 'best makeup' award at the 13th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival.
Please take a look at the link here for details of all the winners, and also for the teaser trailer for 'Beneath'...the movie Gary did the makeup effects for.
Big congratulations to Gary and all at Two Hours In The Dark.
|New from Gary regarding Judgement and projects for the rest of 2013. - 1:17 pm, 16th Oct 2013|
Wow - 10yrs old!..What can I say, I feel very old!..but congratulations, when you suggested the idea I didn't think it would last 10 minutes never mind a decade!
I know a lot of people have wondered what happened to 'Judgement' thank you for the emails and for the support, I guess the time wasn't right for me (it also seems to be a rapidly growing 'cliche' to have a kickstarter project) and once it started I really didn't like the idea of going 'cap in hand' to friends, family and followers etc and to be dreadfully honest 'social media' REALLY isn't my thing. I don't have a facebook page (I lasted about 3 months of FB before it almost drove me mad) and the idea of having to do facebook, twitter, podcasts and do updates etc filled me with horror, it's just not my thing, I'm sure people who have seen me at conventions or watched/heard me 'ham it up' on interviews and 'makings of' etc are shaking their heads in confusion, but the reality is I'm actually pretty shy and have a real problem engaging people socially. I don't attend conventions or make up trade shows, rarely go to 'wrap parties' or screenings etc and have pretty much stopped doing any interviews, there are PLENTY of people within the make up effects community who LOVE seeing their face on tv or stroking their egos in front of make up fx wannabe's at shows etc but truthfully I'm not one of them and more and more these days I'm happy to be doing make up fx, quietly in my shop or on set rather than talking about it....we sculpt, mold, glue and paint, we're not curing diseases or saving lives.
As it also turned out we really wouldn't have been able to shoot 'Judgement' as we planned anyway, we've been very busy creating a terrifying creature for Brett (HUSK) Simmons new film 'ANIMAL', working on a hilarious comedy called 'The Wedding Ringer' with 'The Big Bang Theory's' Kaley Cuoco and also on another little comedy called '22 Jump Street'...and (fingers crossed) I just met with the legendary Joe (Gremlins, The Howling) Dante about an amazing horror/comedy called 'Burying the Ex' which we should be starting VERY soon...so as you see, no rest for the (reclusive) wicked!...and that will probably see out 2013.
If plans hold steady and stay on target 2014 should see us finally getting going on the awesome 'BONE TOMAHAWK' for S.Craig Zahler with us returning (after far too long) to Romania to shoot this gritty, horror western in the Spring!
|10th Anniversary! - 11:14 am, 4th Oct 2013|
It is 10 years today since this site went live, and it has gone by VERY quickly!
I would like to take this opportunity to give a HUGE thanks to Gary for his friendship and continued support over those years, and long may they both continue.
I would also like to thank each and every one of you that takes the time to visit here too, it is much appreciated.
I am determined to implement a long overdue 're-vamp' of the site before too long...I've been promising it for a while now!
Keep the blood flowing Gary, we all love what you and your crew at 2 Hours In The Dark produce for us movie fans.
Here's to the next 10 years.
|Judgement Q&A with Gary. - 1:45 pm, 7th Aug 2013|
Q: What is the basic story of “Judgement?”
A: The basic story is that we discover that all over the world, in the shadows, derelict buildings...anywhere really, are these 'spiders webs'...these portals to a place within our world, where anyone who 'stumbles' in faces JUDGEMENT, Judgement at the hands of a strange cast of characters who use a rather 'unique' and sinister 'process' to determine your innocence or guilt and where you go from there. The story follows one mans 'Judgement' and then the world of the police detective tracking him and his journey into this dark and twisted realm and his own condemnation or salvation
Q: Why Kickstarter?
I've directed several films, written several that have been made and have several that sit 'rotting' in development, but 'JUDGEMENT' is without a doubt the most intense and personal thing I have ever written in terms of its visuals, action AND its narrative. It deals with a lot of taboo subjects and holds nothing back and truthfully the producers I have shown it to have been afraid of it, afraid of its tone and it's content...I just think horror films today have no 'balls' so I went to the one place that seems to support that rarest of luxuries 'freedom'. The artist pitches his product and the audience either say yes or no...they kind of do what Producers 'used' to do...they trust the artist, have faith and let him run, that is a RARE thing these days and what really excited and drew me to Kickstarter
Q: You\'re Project budget is $195k...some might ask how can any film be made for that number when all we hear about are Hollywood movies in the hundreds of millions.
We're asking for approx $195k but after KS and Amazon get there percentage plus the amount needed for rewards we should be left with approx $150k and I have 'match' funding (from my own money and friends) so that gives us about $300k...and no matter anyone says that's still a LOT of money and if you know what you're doing you can make a film (a good film) for that budget. Now true we wont have Tom Cruise in a multi vehicle car chase through the streets of Shanghai...but that isn't what this film is about...its an intimate descent into hell, in fact 'JUDGEMENT' could probably be performed as a play (it would probably actually make a very cool, intense play!) we open the film up with some exteriors and some locations but a lot of it is intimate and intense following the models of movies like SAW and HARD CANDY and not TRANSFORMERS.
Q: Some would say there is a definite Clive Barker 'feel' and elements of 'Hellraiser' in some of the teaser footage and photos...how do you respond and what other filmmakers have given you inspiration?
A: Clive's work has always been an inspiration, especially his early books, I consider myself fortunate that I had a chance to work with him and watch his process, I have some extremely fond memories of just chatting with him, listening to him at his home or on set and I miss that, I miss listening to someone who with just the turn of a phrase can have you intrigued or captivated, it's a rare thing and very cool.
I also think I am probably just influenced by the things that possibly influenced him...Francis Bacon, Hieronymus Bosch, Joel Peter Witkin, Croneberg, Lynch etc...although truthfully I am influenced by many film makers and artists...even if a film isn't a perfect cohesive piece it still might have some amazing 'nugget' within such as a great scene, amazing prop, beautiful set, great piece of score etc, etc
Q: How would you pitch JUDGEMENT to a horror fan considering pledging on Kickstarter?
JUDGEMENT IS 'SE7EN MEETS HELLRAISER' it will be the horror film your afraid to put in the dvd, a film that lives in your mind long after you turn the tv off, a film that will show you things, ask you things, that will frighten you, intrigue you and horrify you.
If you take the dictionary at its word then - 'horror' (noun) means dismay, alarm, appall, horrify and when was the last time a film did all those? 'JUDGEMENT' will. Now, if you don't want to ride the roller coaster I understand, the carousel with the fiber glass unicorns is just over there, but if you do wanna ride, please pay at the turnstile, grab a seat and buckle up buttercup!
Gary applying 'Pinhead' makeup.
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