During Sydney Film Festival, Larry Heath spoke to producers Ant Timpson and Andrew Beattie about the comedy/horror film, Deathgasm.
The struggle in getting this film to happen was not easy – let alone entering competitions that would value its concepts. Deathgasm began in the works through application in movie competitions and suffice it to say, it was a challenge to enter film competitions with ease in New Zealand, “I knew about the making movie competition. It’s kind of exhausting applying for stuff in New Zealand.”
After much persistence, Deathgasm had a future as the competition it was submitted to were run by a generous film commission. It was required that a poster and synopsis came along with the film so that an online audience could view the more details on the film as well as other contenders too, “It was published and it’s all online and everyone could see everyone’s ideas and judge them.
Deathgasm was made possible through the power of networking and here started an evolution of production from the creative team, “The competition was funded by a New Zealand film commission and this company I was working with in the US. It was kinda great – the financing was great and the worldwide sales was great and it was kind of a really nice set up for.”
Hear the full interview below!