“PROFANE EXHIBIT” adds two; EXCL comments on film’s statusMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Independent horror anthology THE PROFANE EXHIBIT may tout an ever expanding, exciting roster of filmmakers and cast (Nacho Vigalondo, Coffin Joe, Ruggero Deodato), but its lengthy development and production has producer/writer David Bond understanding readers’ impatience. On the heels of the latest casting additions, Bond spoke to Fango exclusively about where it’s all at.
The 13-installment anthology is now the next film in THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE star Christina Lindberg’s return to acting, as well as the latest genre project for HUMAN CENTIPEDE II’s Laurence Harvey. Bond tells Fango, “Our commitment right now is by July 1, we’ll have shot the last segment, which is the wraparound.”
Having been initially announced and frequently updated for two years now, Bond acknowledges the globe-spanning omnibus is certainly taking its time, but stressed to Fango the behind-the-scenes DIY nature of it all. Candidly talking pouring his own finances in, as well as admitted perfectionism in attempting to create something truly provocative and transgressive, he says, “We’re a little indie horror film. We spend, on average, about $1,000 every week on making PROFANE. This is not us starting with a million dollars or half a million dollars to make this. The reason that we’ve been pushing is because when I get actors, we like to announce them. We have ten more gentlemen cast and to announce.”
That’s not all, Bond revealed they’re getting close with three upcoming festival slots in 2013 and having already seen two segments—including Nacho Vigalondo’s SINS OF THE FATHER—it seems this one will be worth the build-up.
THE PROFANE EXHIBIT goes deep within the underbelly of Paris, where there is a club which is the home of a secret, wicked society. At first it resembles an ordinary fetish or Goth nightclub, but within the cavernous building are many hidden rooms, one of which is known as “The Room of Souls,” a private gathering place of the world’s richest and most evil people. Their host is the elegant yet frightening Madame Sabatier. For their amusement, each member takes a turn and spins a true tale of depravity.
Marian Dora, Ryan Nicholson, Andrey Iskanov, Michael Todd Schneider, Sergio Stivaletti, Richard Stanley, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Uwe Boll and Anthony DiBlasi round the directors involved. Keep an eye on Fango for more.