Tell us about your filmmaking journey so far.
FROM PARTS UNKNOWN is the second do-it-yourself feature I’ve made to be released, the first was MURDERDROME - released a couple of years ago. Prior to that I’ve made or been involved in many short films - some of which have screened at festivals around Australia and the world and won a few prizes and suchlike.
What can you tell us about your film and the overall production?
FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL is the first feature I shot, but the second to be released. We recorded most of the scenes in 2007 and 2008 and it’s only just now seen the light of day! So that’s nearly a 10 year process.
My desire with FPU was to make a stylised good vs evil action film, with zombies, pro wrestling and video games. A lot changed due to circumstance, the resources I had available, and of course my own inexperience at the time. Everyone worked really hard though, and it’s a true do-it-yourself effort. It’s ambitious, designed, and hand crafted with great love and passion. I’m really proud of what we achieved. It’s kind of crazy and cool.
What's next for the film in terms of festivals and potential releases?
It’s out on DVD in Australia, available at JB HiFi through Monster Pictures. It will come out in the US of A through Camp Motion pictures and UK through Monster Pictures UK next year and we’ll see if we can pick up any other territories throughout the year. There are no more festival plans, but if we are approached I say yes.
Do you have any other projects in the pipeline?
We’re currently shooting SheBorg Massacre.
FROM PARTS UNKNOWN SCREENS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (SUN) AT THE BACKLOT.
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