The life of a Love Horror contributor is often a less than glamorous one. Watching some truly terrible movies, working all hours on reviews and all for the love of horror and little else. However this year one amongst us got a taste of the high life when he jetted off to Cannes on a Press pass for sun, screams and all sorts of fun.
That’s right our man in Cannes Cannibal Casserly got up to all sorts of mayhem from parties with the Troma crew to screenings of brand new horror movies. He also got the chance to speak to some amazing new talents including Quarxx, the director of a short film called ‘A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky’ which has won awards at ScreamFest and Fantasia.
Cannibal Casserly: What is it that appeals to you in the story of A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky?
Quarxx: With that story, I wanted to depict a metaphoric exploration of a mental illness and following a character falling down into madness. I wanted to make a personal film , a one of a kind dark story between a dysfunctional sibling relationship.
Cannibal Casserly: What do you see as the challenges and rewards in making it into a feature length film?
Quarxx: Since the beginning the film was designed and written to be a feature film even if we only had the budget to make a short. After winning Fantasia and Screamfest, the project got more attention and I worked into developing and perfecting the script. For a film like A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky the challenges to be produced in France in a mainstream circuit are huge. Its darkness, its weirdness and its mix of genre is quite distressing for producers and distributors…
Cannibal Casserly: How do you see the future of genre film making taking shape. What challenges face producers of horror/ fantasy content?
Quarxx: Genre films are now getting more attention , with new exciting projects being produced such as ‘Raw’ or ‘Hostile’, producers and distributors finally tend to understand the importance of diversity in the films being made. I also think that the way of producing a movie is drastically changing nowadays. With the coming of Netflix and all the other VOD Platforms it opens a new era to genre films that can be produced more easily via those mediums. I think we are at the crossroad on how films are produced and distributed. I think it’s a quite exciting time!
Check out the teaser for A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky below: