“DEAR GOD, NO!” director goes 35mm for “FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS”Movies/TV,News Fangoria Staff
Filmmaker and GOREZONE contributor James Bickert has just tipped us off that he unearthed 20,000 feet of unexposed Kodak Vision 3 film stock leftover and carefully stored from a major Hollywood production. Because of this find, Bickert and his Big World Pictures have opted to shoot their forthcoming DEAR GOD, NO! (which was shot in Super 16mm) sequel, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS using Arri cameras and Zeiss lenses in glorious 35mm!
“We’re really excited to extend our love affair with film. The medium injects our production crew with a hand-crafted sense of pride that we don’t often experience from using digital equipment,” explains director James Bickert. “Film is a real motivator; it reminds me of soda made with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. You forget what you’re missing until you experience it.”
That said, Bicker and the Big World Pictures team, still need to amp their budget and have started a Kickstarter campaign to help get the project in motion.
“We don’t want to waste this opportunity on teenagers stalked in the woods or flying CGI sharks,” adds Bickert. “Our script is very ambitious with a production design that will maximize the natural properties of the medium. We’re using practical effects and we really hope the fans of our previous film will contribute to getting this unique vision in the can. We believe there is a market for the films we love, making the public aware of what we’re doing is the hurdle and hopefully the Kickstarter campaign can bring attention to our cause. We’re offering some really great rewards for investors. ”
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS centers on the re-animation of the South’s most notorious biker gang, The Impalers. When news of the gang’s resurrection draws the attention of bounty hunters, law enforcement and rival gangs, the lofty aspirations of the mad scientist who re-birthed them starts to spiral out of control. Stylistically FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS pays homage to several of the production team’s favorite films such as the Hammer Studio’s Frankenstein series, FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL!, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, RE-ANIMATOR and Biker drive-in pictures from the ’70s.