Scream Queen/Burlesque Star Tristan Risk to Co-Direct STRIP CRAFT Film
I’ve been a huge fan of Tristan Risk since her breakout performance in American Mary in 2012. But the talented actress and burlesque dancer is so much more than just a pretty face: She’s a full-fledged filmmaker! Her next project is a horror flick called Strip Craft!
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The production announced today that in addition to performing the lead role in the Strip Craft, Tristan Risk is set to co-direct it with writer/producer Wilson Large. Risk, largely known for her work in front of the camera in genre films such as the Soska sister’s American Mary and “T Is For Torture Porn” from ABC’s Of Death 2, and James Bickert’s Frankenstein Created Bikers, as well as her stage career in burlesque and sideshow, has latterly made the shift to behind the lens. Her second short film, Reptile House, is completed in it’s post-production, and she is excited to join forces with Large.
“I’ve been working up to wanting to work on a feature, and I love this story and think that we can have a lot of fun with it”, says Risk.
Wilson Large has worked primarily behind the camera for over 20 years in a wide variety of films and production roles within those films. See more on his IMDB page. Horror has always been a favorite of Large’s and so in 2018, he wrote Strip Craft with Amy Villainous in mind for the lead villain. Villainous also consulted on the script to help get the witchcraft elements right. Of co-directing with Risk, Large says, “Tristan has been a joy to collaborate with as an actress from the get-go and getting her voice involved in the direction of this picture is the greatest thing for this project. I couldn’t be more thrilled to move forward with Tristan’s instincts, experience in horror and her love of the story.”
Strip Craft is in the final stages of fundraising and hopes to be in production by the 1st quarter of 2020. In closing Large adds, “I’ve been excited about this project since it’s inception, but this new development with Co-Directing with Tristan is going to make this film very memorable.”
Strip Craft, Large’s tale about a coven of stripper witches that involve the cloak and dagger play with a disgraced cop, as she follows her sister’s decent down this hellish rabbit hole, and must fight dark magic forces to avenge her family.
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