Garth Ennis has been a highly respected comics writer for well over 20 years now, creating some of the most badass storylines for several of the best modern genre-related comic series including Preacher, The Punisher, The Boys and Hellblazer.
Now the acclaimed storyteller is taking his career in a brand-new direction: writing and directing, and Ennis celebrated the world premiere of his short film Stitched during the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Independent Film Festival last week.
During the convention Dread Central had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Ennis about his directorial debut Stitched and how he plans to balance out his directing career alongside his career in the comic world (which he has no plans for leaving behind any time soon despite his jump into filmmaking).
Check out our video interview with Ennis below, and look for more on Stitched very soon!
Featuring Ennis’ debut as a filmmaker, Stitched blends supernatural horror with a contemporary war story, creating a terrifying landscape.
The fifteen-minute long film is written and directed by Garth Ennis, best known as the writer of such best-selling comic books as Preacher, The Punisher, The Boys, and Crossed. A Mischief Maker Studios production, Stitched was produced by Brian Pulido, Francisca Pulido (The Graves), and Ed Polgardy (Laid To Rest). Adam Goldfine served as Director of Photography while both Garth Ennis and William Christensen, the founder of Avatar Press, served as Executive Producers.
In Stitched three survivors of an American helicopter crash (played by actors Tank Jones, Lauren Alonzo, and Kate Kugler) struggle across the high mountains of Afghanistan. They’re injured, without food, water, or medicine, and moving through Taliban-controlled territory. Among the sun-bleached rocks, they discover something worse than enemy fighters: an ancient supernatural power that’s murderous, unstoppable, and serving a twenty-first century evil.
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