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Telling stories from a Detroit hotel room.
Mirjam directing the puppet at the cemetery.
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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