Grammy Winner and Two New Directors Added to The Profane Exhibit
Big news has just dropped out of The Profane Exhibit camp! Not only has the team enlisted the services of Grammy Award winning artist Chris Vrenna to score one of the segments, they've added noted directors Jose Mojica Marins (aka Coffin Joe) and Ignacio "Nacho" Vigalondo.
With an already incredible lineup of actors, directors and musicians, The Profane Exhibit just seems to continue growing stronger with each new piece of talent added to the project. Check out the official Facebook page for The Profane Exhibit and follow them on The Profane Exhibit Twitter feed (@ProfaneExhibit).
From the Press Release
Harbinger International is pleased to announce that we have entered into agreements with Grammy Award winner Chris Vrenna to score the segment Viral and that we have added two new directors to our already impressive lineup. Jose Mojica Marins (aka Coffin Joe), the legendary Brazilian king of blasphemy and terror, is set to direct the segment Viral for The Profane Exhibit. Academy Award nominee and film festival favorite Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo has also joined the lineup for The Sins of the Father.
Chris Vrenna and Steven Severin join cEvin key (Skinny Puppy), Rune Erikson (death metal legends Mayhem), Maurizio Guarini (Goblin), Sven Erik Fuzz-Krisatiansen (Mayhem), Eri Isaka Fuzz-Krisatiansen (Gallhamer), Scott Putesky (Marilyn Manson), Seb Komor (Icon of Coil) and Simon Boswellow as the current announced composers for the soundtrack for The Profane Exhibit.
Vrenna has worked as a musician, producer, and/or engineer and remixer for such bands as Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Metallica, Lords of Acid, David Bowie, Slipknot, Green Day, Pigface, KMFDM and more (including, briefly, Guns ‘N’ Roses). However, he is best known for his work in Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. He produced and played drums on the most recent Marilyn Monroe record. Since 2004 he has been drummer and keyboardist with Marilyn Manson. In 1995, as a member of Nine Inch Nails, he received an Emmy for Best Metal Performance for the NIN performance at Woodstock 1994.
He has also scored many popular video games, such as Doom 3, and recently left Marilyn Manson to focus on scoring films like The Profane Exhibit.
Steven Severin, is an English musician, composer, bassist and co-founding member of Siouxsie and the Banshees. He took the name "Severin", from the Leopold von Sacher-Masoch character that is the subject of the Velvet Underground song "Venus in Furs". After the split of Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1996, Severin began a solo career and created his own label RE. Henceforth, he also performs live solo concerts.
In 1963, Jose Mojica Marins formed the legendary character Coffin Joe (Zé do Caixão) for the now legendary cult classic At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul that he directed as well as starred in. The film’s blasphemous nature led to a storm of controversy and criticism in his home country of Brazil. This film, the first in the ‘Coffin Joe Trilogy’ is considered Brazil’s first horror film. Coffin Joe was soon appearing in many films, tv shows, videos, and more. He was known for his outrageously morbid personal appearance- long, curled fingernails and a midnight black top hat. The bands White Zombie and Necrophagia both sample Coffin Joe films, and the Brazilian band Sepultura sings a song that refers to him on their Roots album. He performed an infamous live ‘blessing’ of Sepultura during one of their performances. Due to half a century working in the horror genre, Coffin Joe is considered a living legend and a walking symbol of sacrilege, perversion, evil, and violence, and his evil sinister persona has made him into cult icon with an international following. Because Coffin Joe’s films were so sacrilegious, he is a living profane exhibit and we are extremely happy that he will be adding his skills to The Profane Exhibit film.
Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo has also joined the lineup for The Sins of the Father. The Spanish director is best known for his film Time Crimes and his most recent film, and the upcoming Extraterrestrial.
Coffin Joe and Nacho Vigalondo join Ryan Nicholson, Andrey Iskanov, Michael Todd Schneider, Sergio Stivaletti, Marian Dora,Yoshihiro Nishimura, Richard Stanley and Uwe Boll as directors of segments of The Profane Exhibit. Many more to still be announced.
The Profane Exhibit is an extreme international horror anthology film that was conceived, written, and produced by David Bond and Manda Manuel. Legendary horror writer Ray Garton wrote the wraparound segment, and Scott Swan (Showtime’s "Masters of Horror") wrote the screenplay. Jeremy Kasten, director of such films as the recent Wizard of Gore remake, serves as the film’s editor. There are no boundaries.
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