Paul Blom, one of the organizers of South Africa’s HorrorFest, dropped us a line with news about another project he’s involved with: “Virus”, a music video by Cape Town-based, female-fronted industrial-metal band TERMINATRYX that has been expanded into an even more involved short film entitled “Marked”.
“Virus” was born in October 2009 as a werewolf transformation promo clip produced by Blom and Sonja Ruppersberg for their HorrorFest film festival (est. 2005). It was directed by Paul and starred Sonja.
A woman finds an unmarked envelope on her doorstep containing an old Betamax tape. She digs an old player from her cupboard and views it. A full moon appears on screen – and things get hairy(!)
With a very tight shoot of a single night for the original promo clip, some of the prosthetics by Clinton Smith from Cosmesis could not be utilized. So, in mid-2010 they loaded up and headed down the Cape Town east coast to Betty’s Bay to expand upon this exciting clip. It was transformed into the impacting “Virus” music video for Paul and Sonja’s band TERMINATRYX.
Look for “Marked” to debut on the Flamedrop Productions YouTube page soon.
The multi-purpose project was produced by Paul and Sonja’s Flamedrop Productions,in co-operation with Cosmesis Advanced Prosthetic Studio, Visual Impact/Magus, Magic Hour Productions, Furry Wood Productions, and Silver Bullet Lighting. Both TERMINATRYX “Virus” and “Marked” made their debut at the 2010 South African HorrorFest Film Festival over Halloween season and got the Audience Choice Award plus Best Special Make-Up FX.
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