Psoro the Movie Continues to Rock and Roll
Last night was long and slipped into the early hours. I’m not going to really proofread this post, so if you find typos you’ll still get what Psoro is about and where it’s going anyway grammar police. There are many indie cinema stories out there for you to follow and we hope the making of Psoro is one of them. Hair of the dog today is V8 Juice and Miller Lite for a nice bloody beer.
Psoro is a story that features dark mental horror and real FX gore. When the movie is completed it will prey on the fears and phobias of viewers. The cool part of creating indie cinema is that you never know where the journey will take you. When you don’t have a studio budget to fix problems you have to get creative to get things done.
The origins of Psoro started in Northampton, England with filmmaker Wayne Daniells (LiarDice Films). His father was diagnosed with PRP or Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris a rare and chronic skin disorder. Both share a love of film, so Wayne decided to take this negative life situation and turn it into a creative positive. Watching his father suffer with chronic itch daily turned into the film concept for Psoro – Don’t Scratch It…It Will Tear You Apart!
Wayne teamed up with London based Paul While of Graphic Delusions: Make-up & Prosthetics Creations (SFX) – An artist driven by his passion for horror and fantasy where they developed storyboards for Psoro. The main goal was to make Psoro using real FX and go CGI-lite to pay tribute to classic 80s and 90s horror movies that had bloody gore.
Psoro was going to be a short film until Wayne and I connected on Twitter. We ended up talking and he shared the real life story behind the movie. I was blown away by where the film idea came from. That is some real hard-hitting stuff to deal with.
Slice of Americana Films is a two person shop of me and Tim “Timbo” Beachum. We have never thrown in with other indie filmmakers because most of the time you come across bullshit or people think you’re bullshit.
There was zero bullshit in filmmaker Wayne Daniells. I had watched his short film One Last Hit and liked what I saw. It’s one thing to talk about making a movie and another whole level to finish one. He had finished one. He asked me to come on board as a screenwriter and producer for Psoro.
That could have been a mistake because my mind is wired to make feature films and not shorts. Slice of Americana Films does not produce art house fare. We go for marketable entertainment that sells. Hate or like what we’ve released, it has found meaningful movie distribution.
I loved the storyboards and concept the U.K. side of the Psoro production team came up with. There really wasn’t a fleshed out script. It was more like an outline, so I got to writing the screenplay and sending drafts to Wayne and Paul. We shared notes and I kept writing until it was a feature we all dug.
This being indie cinema there was a fork in the road now that Psoro was being made into a feature. The U.K. filming of Psoro had to be supported by filming in So Cal. I had some ideas and ran them by Wayne and Paul. Then I was off to the races on writing additional scenes to be filmed here in So Cal.
While Wayne is currently editing the U.K. footage with the help of Adam “The” Mann the So Cal part of production is gearing up. We have cast Jennifer Day (Trunk), Tim Dax (Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical) and Ruben Navarro (Consignment). Cinematographer Royce Dudley has signed on to be master of light. Through a friend we were able to secure a horse ranch film location for one of the scenes. We’re locked and loaded for filming in So Cal to being this month.
Wanting to spread the itch of Psoro worldwide we knew we would need to connect with other people in different countries outside of the U.K. and U.S. Gjergji Cicani (Albanian George Loco) was brought on as an associate producer. He went right to work getting Psoro cameos done in Albania and Milan through his connections. His special cameo in Psoro is laced with badass language that is subtitled in English. We’re glad to have him on board this indie cinema boat. We’re all in the same shoe!
So now I’m going over scenes and shot sheets with U.K. Wayne on a daily basis. Skype has been a great communication tool for us to stay on the same page with Psoro. I understand it has to be hard for him to be in the U.K. and not on the So Cal film set as Slice of Americana Films rolls. Psoro is his film baby and I know my role is to be the cool uncle to help raise it.
I keep Wayne in the loop on every move I’m making on my side of the pond. LiarDice Films has been paying for the entire shoot which can get expensive for one indie filmmaker. I believe in Psoro so damn much that Slice of Americana Films is also putting in money to keep the shooting going strong. Timbo and I never help fund outside projects, but Psoro is different. The creative energy is too strong to ignore. This indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing FADE TO BLACK
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