COMPASSION short film anthology by Corpening Media released its official poster. Ted Kendrick collaborated closely with Jeff Corpening and Betsy Cardwell to produce “Part 1: Knowledge,” and assisted in the production of the other chapters. COMPASSION celebrates its local premiere on Saturday, December 14th at 10am at Asheville Fine Arts Theater. Admission is free, but you must RSVP in advance.
“Love, Trust & Respect” is a behind-the-scenes look into the process of making SUB ROSA, the fifth and final short in the dark comedy, anthology film UNBECOMING, written and directed by Chris White, produced by Paris MTN Scout, and starring notable actors Michael Forest (The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Ronald Reagan cowboy movies) and Patti D’Arbanville (The Sopranos, Law & Order, New York Undercover). SUB ROSA was shot during the fall of 2015, and I helped out as a Production Assistant. You can see glimpses of me in the video below working the slate.
I’ve been in development on a horror anthology comic series over the last few months. Keeping it close to the chest, so let’s just call it Project Gloom for now.
I have gravitated towards the horror genre off and on for years. I checked out collections of horror stories from the library in 3rd grade. Middle school was a fascination with Japanese horror like THE GRUDGE, Edgar Wright’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD played on repeat in high school, but I kept revisiting DONNIE DARKO again over all else. I guess I like my horror to have a psychological Sci-Fi twist to it. Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS was pretty awesome, right?
Anyway, I’m grateful for Project Gloom since it allows me the opportunity to work with twelve sequential artists on just as many short stories. I’ve found about half of these collaborators so far which gives me plenty to work on in the meantime. One of these artists is Gabriel Fobert, a recent graduate of UNC Asheville’s New Media program. Find his Instagram at @crypt_crow and linked below with a piece of early concept art from our collaborative efforts.