Tomorrow night in Houston the latest short that I wrote and produced called "The Code" will screen at Splatterfest in Houston. It's the story of a young couple out on a date who a suddenly descended upon by zombies, a serial killer, a vampire and Big Foot followed by much confusion. The film was made as a part of the Splatterfest short film contest where teams have 54 hours to write, shoot and edit a 4-7 minute horror short. Like most speed film making contests each film maker has to include certain elements in their film. With splatterfest you are given a weapon that must kill a character on screen, ours was a weed wacker; a line of dialog, ours was "Are you enjoying this as much as I am"; and a character, ours was...a porn star.
So what do you do when a film making contest has set you up to deliver something dark and salacious? You make a comedy of course. Splatterfest is looking for dark twisted tales full of violence and gore, the bloodier the better. We didn't give them what they wanted. Instead we gave them what they needed: a smart, funny, unexpected and original story. Anyone can throw blood at the screen for five minutes and call themselves a filmmaker, but that is the easy road. We chose the road less traveled. They wanted darkness and we gave them light. We made a movie about a porn star, and I couldn't be more proud.
"The Code" premieres September 28th at Splatterfest, Houston.
I am a screenwriter and a story teller. Jesus related to the culture of the day through simple stories that illustrated God's kingdom principles. My passion is to follow his example.