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An extrovert person who loves people, socializing and telling stories.
Sharing photos from his private life, work, and adventures with great enthusiasm on social media, I had to ask myself if it was possible at all, to contribute with a new angle and new information, when it seems like every story and photo already has been shared.
In a time when it`s common to create another self, who lives it`s own life on social media, how can I create a portrayal communicating the actual identity of a human? The reality you can not find on IMDB or Wikipedia.
Making this film, I searched for something a little hard to define, but perhaps could connect stronger through visual expressions.
Personally, I never saw any of the classical monster-movies, such as
“Creature From the Black Lagoon”, “King Kong”, “Frankenstein” or “Godzilla”.
And I wasn`t going to see them -yet. Not until finishing the film, anyway.
I had to find other tools to illustrate the monster`s heartaches.
To me , using well known pieces from the art-history, came naturally.
The bottom in ourselves is usually the bottom in other people too.
Gradually it became evident to me; it is the monster`s survival instinct Howard identifies with. That life can be tough, but still worth living.
-Mirjam- June 14th 2017
December 20th 1964, Los Angeles.
Special makeup-effects artist
Co-owner of KNB EFX Group inc.
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