PICK – An Experimental Short
Director Benjamin Ross Hayden
If you are channel surfing this week in Alberta, click over to Channel 10 Broadcast, Nov 6 – 1am, Nov 7 – 9PM and Nov 8 – 10pm. You’ll see a really cool experimental film that I helped with a few months back. The music and the visuals come together to creep you out and suck you in.
The film is about the re-appropriating forgotten local history. A boudoir in Calgary on February 15th & 16th, 1916 provides the inspiration and it was shot in the creepy basement where a massive riot began.
This film was shot entirely on film. The scratches are real. The stunts are real. The credits are also hand-scratched.
Benjamin Ross Hayden, up and coming director, first approached me to do the film while I was having breakfast at a trendy diner in February of this year, it was a little out of the blue but insanely awesome. After that day it wasn’t long before I was all costumed up on set ready to stick an ice pick in my face in the dustiest room I’d ever stepped foot in.
… Benjamin Ross Hayden plays homage to that event with his short experimental film, Pick, which will screen as part of the Calgary International Film Festival’s Alberta Spirit series….
Originally published, September 23, 2010 in FFWD Weekly