Psoro Enters Post Production
Imagine having an itch that no amount of scratching could ever satisfy. The itch constantly has to be fed until it eventually consumes you from within. Psoro is a movie that is being produced to prey on the fears and phobias of movie viewers. It’s for viewers that want to watch dark mental horror and bloody gore that pays homage to real SFX used in classic 80s and 90s films in the same genre.
Psoro – “Don’t Scratch It…It Will Tear You Apart!” comes from the sharp creative minds of U.K. based writer/director Wayne Daniells (LiarDice Films) and visual artist/prosthetics creator Paul While (Graphic Delusions).
How did a filmmaker from Southern California like me get involved with being part of the Psoro creative team as a writer and producer? I got the itch after hearing the origins of the Psoro story.
Hell, that itch even led to scenes from Psoro being shot under the eye of Slice of Americana Films right here in Southern California. Now the real itch begins to deliver to viewers a story that fully entertains them.
Psoro has moved into post production hell where movies either escape or die. I know many fellow indie filmmakers that have been crushed in post production. They’ve either underestimated the cost of post production and ran out of money or their movie wouldn’t cut for different reasons. I’ve been in post production battles and know it can happen to any indie film.
A major factor I think will help is we’ve produced Psoro with in-house money out of our own pockets, so this will make us think creatively in post production to solve problems. We’re not going to have to back to film investors with hats in hand (I’ve been there before) or seek crowd funding (not been there yet).
There are always problems in post production to deal with. Slice of Americana Films coproducer Tim “Timbo” Beachum has dealt with all kinds of post production hiccups. We’re pulling resources with LiarDice Films and Graphic Delusions to keep Psoro true to what writer/director Wayne Daniells wants. Wayne and I have creatively clicked working on Psoro from script to this point of post production.
Every filmmaker says it. I’ll say this. The actors that were cast for Psoro in the U.K. that includes Lucas Hansen, Edd Muruako and newcomer Celeste Webb were outstanding. I wasn’t there for U.K. filming, but saw raw footage that was badass. Paul While delivered SFX that looked great.
Lucas Hansen had to sit through hours of being molded. Each prosthetic was custom created to fit. Edd Muruako was transformed as well through the Paul’s visual talents. The time and effort taken to do it this way isn’t normally what other indie budget films can enjoy.
The Southern California filming cast delivered all we could ask from them with patience. Indie film shoots don’t always run on schedule and I was glad these actors stuck with me.
Actor Jennifer Day I’ve worked with before on another movie. Jennifer Day brings a fantastic attitude to set. Keeping in that in mind I suggested her to Wayne to consider for Psoro Scream Queen Juliette. We have no regrets. Jennifer delivered a powerful performance in scene that is hard to make work. It had to be sexy, but at the same tragic. She made it happen on camera.
Actor Tim Dax is a really good soul. There was a communication glitch (I rarely get a signal where I live now) and he could have said F Psoro. Tim Dax is a dynamite human and professional. He brought intensity to the role of Badass Biker. Tim is one of the actors even when we are baking out under the desert sun he’ll do another take no problem. No quit is in this actor.
Actor Ruben “Hollywood” Navarro has been in two of Slice of Americana Films features that have been released worldwide. He’s a childhood friend that I write certain movie roles for. I’ve never had a problem casting friends in roles if the role fit. Sometimes a role needs real edge that can’t be taught. Ruben was cast as the Man in the Panama Hat playing opposite Tim Dax. Very cool scene.
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