When you produce low budget movies there’s never really any danger of becoming bored, quite simply because there is always something that needs doing. This month is no exception, in fact, if anything March has been a little more hectic as we entered a cross over period.
With Legacy Of Thorn complete, it’s now that we face the daunting task of finding distribution for the film, which is nothing short of a minefield in regards to making the right decision for the film. At the same time we find ourselves in Pre Production for our next feature Blood On Santa’s Claws, it’s at this point that we have to wear our business heads and creative heads simultaneously on a daily basis and that can be tricky.
Running a low budget production company often means that you find yourself short on staff and therefore a large workload is taken on your shoulders. There are certainly upsides, in regards to knowing what stage everything is at and what needs to be done. However downsides include long days with little financial benefit and jobs being delayed or but on the back burner. So March has been about trying to get ready to tie up loose ends so to speak.
Such is the case with my first feature Creepsville, and still waiting for actors to free up sometime to finish the audio dubbing that needs to be done to finish the final cut. On top of that we are currently prepping to finish our segment for the anthology feature Blaze Of Gory ready to shoot mid April.
To top it off, the Lancashire International Film Festival asked us to debut our new show the Mycho Micro-Budget Massacre Master Class on April 5th which will be touring later this year around the UK and looks at our unique way of producing movies on show string budgets. The show is filled with on set horror stories and clips from our old movies, as well as our new ones, hopefully it will be informative whilst remaining a night of entertainment.
As we go into April it marks a significant moment for us. It’s been a year since Slasher House hit shelves in the UK and so it seemed the perfect time to announce our next project that’s we’ve been sat on for some time (since 2011 infact). However with it being April Fools Day on the first we decided to disguise the announcement behind a fake film that we dubbed slAyPRIL Fools Day, that by the time you read this will have launched on the Mycho site along with a fake Trailer and Poster, before we announce the real project at midday. Slasher House 2 which begins shooting in January.
It’s a large workload, but ultimately, it’s certainly worth it to do what you love day in and day out, breathing life into these things is great privilege and although it has its downsides, there nothing I’d rather be doing.