Andrew Jones, the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® award-winning director of Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer, completed production on his second wacked-out short film, Doctor Glamour. I was on the set for a cameo appearance the other day, and despite being tired and winded, the crew was still standing, moving, and shooting on a small green screen stage in the San Fernando Valley.
Jones asked for and received a hair over $4,500 from Kickstarter pledges to make the movie. I was one of the donors, so Andrew kindly asked me to mug a bit for the camera.
I describe the movie as "The Rocky Horror Steampunk Show" with a glaze of Lovecraft over the whole donut. It's a musical about a young university student who, with the help of the sexy Doctor Glamour and his power-glove, travel through bizarre dimensions to rescue his kidnapped One True Love.
My scene was simple; I played MU's geometry teacher. I didn't have any lines, and just had to point to the offscreen hero. I think we did five takes, but two of those were lost due to understandable technical issues.
It looks to be a hilarious jam, with amazingly rendered backgrounds similar to Frank DanCoolo. You can see some of these shots, plus read the script and hear some of the songs right here.
Hopefully Andrew can finish it in time to submit it to the Lovecraft Film Festival® (July 15 deadline), which is being judged by none other than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth).
Written by Aaron Vanek
(Thanks to Aaron Vanek and Andrew Jones)