Finishing post-production at the end of August is indie horror-thriller, MindFlesh staring Christopher Fairbank (Aliens, Batman, Fifth Element), Peter Bramhill (Human Traffic), Lucy Liemann (Bourne Ultimatum) and introducing sexy French goddess Carole Derrien.
Adapted from the novel “White Light” by William Scheinman, MindFlesh tells the story of a taxi driver, Chris Jackson, whose obsession with a ghostly goddess becomes real. Add cruel extraterrestrials that punish Jackson for pulling the goddess from a parallel dimension and MindFlesh establishes what could be a very successful franchise in the tradition of David Cronenberg.
There are some pretty out-there scenes in MindFlesh that shock not because of their brutality but because of their originality and context.
Filmed on location in South London, UK over four six-day weeks last October, the creative team has worked the past 10 months to complete the digital effects that enhance and compliment prosthetics worn during shooting to successfully blend reality and fantasy. Work on the 5-piece prosthetic alien costume began three months before shooting and includes a pair of 3ft Powerizer stilts to increase the monster’s height. Actress Charlotte Milchard who wears the alien suit, also gets a chance to show her face as a murder victim with severed breasts.
An interesting aspect of the movie is the surprising lack of dialogue with Director Robert Pratten choosing to tell the story with striking images and an innovative music soundtrack from Arban Severin, wife of Siouxie and the Banshees founder member, Steven Severin. Pratten admits that MindFlesh is far more adventurous and edgy than his successful first feature London Voodoo.
Says Pratten, “There are some pretty out-there scenes in MindFlesh that shock not because of their brutality but because of their originality and context.”
He continues, “MindFlesh is about a guy dominated by obsession. Although there’s plenty of blood and boobs and on the surface the film looks like an erotic horror-thriller, there is a serious message lurking in there about pleasure not being the path to happiness.”
A trailer is available at http://www.vimeo.com/285036