Production is now officially under way on writer/director Sam Qualiana’s new found footage monster flick, The Legend of Six Fingers, and we have all the details along with some fresh behind-the-scenes stills and artwork.
From the Press Release:
On the same day that author and filmmaker Greg Lamberson (Slime City Massacre, The Jake Helman Files) concluded a successful crowdfunding campaign for the project on IndieGoGo, writer-director Sam Qualiana began production on his new found footage monster flick, The Legend of Six Fingers, in Royalton, New York. Lamberson is producing the film, and Michael Raso, the head of Camp Motion Pictures, is executive producing. Camp is also providing matching funds for the donations to the film, which stars Qualiana and Andrew Elias. Debbie Rochon and Lynn Lowry have already filmed key scenes, and Tiffany Shepis is scheduled to appear as well.
“Sam was the director of photography on Dry Bones, which I directed,” says Lamberson. “Midway through filming on that he mentioned he was halfway finished with the script for his second film, and when he told me his concept, I agreed to produce it on the spot. Debbie Rochon came to town to co-star in Dry Bones so we cast her in Six Fingers and shot her scenes two days after wrapping Bones. When we learned Lynn would be in town for another production, we jumped at the chance to cast her in a key role. She and Debbie were both great, and we’re lucky to have talent of that caliber in our movie.”
In the film two amateur filmmakers (Qualiana and Andrew Elias) investigate a rash of unexplained domesticated animal slaughters in Western New York. Rochon plays a grieving pet owner and Lowry a farmer’s wife who captivates the young men with the Native American legend of Ya Yahk Osnuhsa – “Six Fingers” – a monster with three fingers on each claw. The filmmakers set out to prove that Six Fingers exists and is responsible for the animal slaughters, with terrifying results.
“Snow Shark appears to have done well on DVD,” says Lamberson, “but Six Fingers is a whole different breed of monster. This is going to be a scary, intense film – people are really going to care about these characters and what happens to them. Craig Lindberg, a top notch professional make-up effects artist who works on big shows in New York City, is creating the monster, and Tim O’Hearn, who’s co-producing the film with his partner, Tim Walton, is playing Six Fingers. We’ve cast an actor named Bill Brown to play Lynn’s husband, and his performance opposite Lynn yesterday really impressed us. He’s a retired widower who got into acting as a hobby, and when I saw him in a stage production six months ago, I knew I wanted to work with him. I had trouble getting in touch with him, and then he just happened to answer a call for extras on Dry Bones. Sometimes the stars just align.”
Qualiana’s character is the cameraman of the filmmaking duo, which requires him to act, direct, and film the action at the same time. In a departure from typical found footage films, he’s also employing a GoPro, a miniature camera, so that scenes will have at least two angles, one roaming and the other static, allowing Drew to appear alongside Neil. The bulk of the film wasn’t scheduled to begin shooting until August 8th, but Lamberson and Qualiana have decided to use free days before then to get a hard start to prevent delays due to inclement weather. The pair anticipates the film will be completed early in September, around the same time as Dry Bones.
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