A Look at Steve Daniels' Award-Winning Short Film Dirty Silverware
Steve Daniels dropped us a line today asking that we share his short film Dirty Silverware with our readers, and we have it for you right here along with some stills and a bit more info on the project.
Dirty Silverware stars Dana Childs, Corin Wiggins, and Katie Krueger. Chris Bickel did the original score, and Michael Meyer provided all the practical special effects. It screened at last year's Fantastic Fest, Toronto After Dark, and the HP Lovecraft Film Fest and tied for Best Short Film at the 2011 Sitges film festival, considered to be the world's foremost fantasy/horror genre festival.
Daniels tells us, "The film is unique in that it features many first-time talents to filmmaking. Dana Childs, who plays the lead character, Jack, is missing part of his right arm in real life and directly inspired me to write the story. We had never met, but I had seen him around town and approached him cold on the street and asked if he would consider being in this weird film that I had written just for him. Luckily he accepted. Dana had never acted before but did an amazing job in Dirty Silveware and was recognized with a 'Best Performance' award from the 2011 Knoxville Horror Film Festival."
"Dirty Silverware was also the first film for Corin Wiggins, who plays Young Jack. The narrator is Charles Bryant, who does not traditionally do voiceover work," continues Daniels. "I randomly came across Charles on YouTube doing his own amazing spoken word poetry and knew I had to have his unique voice narrating the film. I believe this was also his first production."
Dirty Silverware was completed in 2011 and was funded by a small film production grant from the South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College of Charleston, SC.
A man travels deep into the forest to stop an ancient creature from creating cursed silverware that brings unhappiness to the world. Writer/director Steve Daniels approached the film very much in the spirit of Terry Gilliam and his dark fantasy fairy tales.
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