MARY DOE BLOG
- Journal of the Dead
Posted on July 9, 2008 in Journal
Another potential member of the team is introduced. We didn’t really know what was going to eventuate that night but Donovan was thrilled with what he saw – both creatively and as a viable business enterprise. Ideas were thrown around – potential business positions and directions were discussed and then we all went home to let the ideas sink in.
In the coming weeks the business and creative team came together and our company started to form.
Posted on July 6, 2008 in Journal
We can’t go after any investors because our business model is not ready – that means no money has come in – but we’ve started to build our MUTANT ARMY.
We’re going to pull out all punches on this project. We knew we wouldn’t get the pre-production time to do what we wanted to do on a low budget independent film – so we decided to start as soon as we could. Katherine Brown, our make-up supervisor on the project, has been an enormous support and is giving up a lot of her time to help develop and create many aspects of the make-up and make-up effects for MARY DOE.
We started designing MUTANTS and some very elaborate animatronic creature sequences.
From the beginning I could see that some people were in this for the long haul. They believed it what we were doing, had helped me on my previous short films and were not going to stop now when we were planning our first feature film.
It hasn’t all been smooth sailing – many people have not been very supportive and actually wasted our time in the process – we just move on and build our team. Any spare time people could give they would come into our studio and start sculpting, designing and planning. In the weeks that followed we had 15 Mutant prosthetic sculptures in progress. From there it led to the full body animatronic characters and effects – these amazing sculptures would be the centrepieces to a very important sequence in the film. Wait till you see the making of this project and the ‘making of book’ that we plan – this is looking like a fully-fledged $20million US Horror movie in production – I kid you not! Our studio was alive with energy and creativity and it was all focused on bringing MARY DOE to life.
Posted on July 5, 2008 in Journal
MARY DOE begins to take shape. Martin was the first to read my script and was very positive about the material and what we were doing. A first draft is handed to everyone. The story found itself relatively quickly and we use the draft as a springboard to start to bring this vision to life.
I was exhilarated with what I had written. It was a cool story, had great characters, a classic Femme Fatale in the lead role, and a barrage of Mutants. My focus for the project was to make a low budget feature film that would give us the universal commercial appeal that we wanted and give us the biggest platform to launch our company.