Next stop Calgary, Canada! I’m onored to be headed up to Alberta as a guest filmmaker for the opening weekend of Fairytales 2013, Calgary’s 15th annual queer film fest. THE SKIN I’M IN will screen 7PM Sunday, May 26th at the old Plaza Theatre, followed by a Q&A with myself and executive producer Lee Biolos. Spread the word, and come join us! Click here for full festival details
Victoria Film Festival 2013 Interview – THE SKIN I’M IN director Broderick Fox
by Jason Whyte
THE SKIN I’M IN producer Lee Biolos, MATERIAL SUCCESS director Jesse Mann, and THE SKIN I’M IN director Broderick Fox at the 2013 Victoria Film Festival Opening Gala. Photo by Jason Whyte
Please tell me about the technical side of the film; your relation to the film’s cinematographer, what the film was shot on and why it was decided to be photographed this way.
I shot much of the project myself. It also pulls from a lifelong archive of video, film, and photographic imagery I shot growing up. As such it contains a dizzying array of formats including Super 8 film, VHS, Hi-8, Mini DV, SD Video, and HDV. Two wonderful friends from film school shot key materials; Sarah Levy, shot my first trip up to Victoria to meet Rande and also filmed the sit-down interviews with my multiple “selves.” Andrew Groves shot nearly all the tattoo sessions for me, 29 hours of tattooing all told. It was a real gift to have the camera operators in these intimate situations be close friends whom I trust implicitly. In a few additional instances other friends, a former student, and my partner picked up the camera when needed. People have called the project a very big “little film,” and I hope it inspires others to pick up the tools and technologies at their disposal to tell great stories.
Read full interview here
Producer Lee Biolos, composer Ronit Kirchman, and I were up in Park CIty, Utah this weekend for the Park City Film Music Festival, where THE SKIN I’M IN was a finalist for BEST DOCUMENTARY SCORE. The festival featured short and feature-length films from around the globe with an emphasis on the artistry of the film composer.
I’m pleased to report that just before the holidays, we completed the final sound mix for THE SKIN I’M IN! Sound designer Scott Johnson, composer Ronit Kirchman, executive producer Lee Biolos, and I had the pleasure of collaborating with amazing rerecording engineer Wade Chamberlain on the Rick Chace Theatre stage at Chace Audio.
Scott worked so hard on the sound design to get it to this day, and Ronit’s music sounds incredible in the mix. Also amazing to finally see Zulu and Rande Cook on the big screen!
I hope to report the film’s premiere venue in a forthcoming update. For now, a very happy New Year to all and here are some photos from the big day.
The final sound mix for THE SKIN I’M IN begins at Chace Audio with (l to r) composer Ronit Kirchman, rerecording engineer Wade Chamberlain, and sound designer Scott Johnson
Broderick Fox on the big screen at the final sound mix of THE SKIN I’M IN
Director Broderick Fox at the final mix session for THE SKIN I’M IN, along with sound designer Scott Johnson.
Rerecording engineer Wade Chamberlain, composer Ronit Kirchman, sound designer Scott Johnson, and executive producer Lee Biolos at the final mix session for THE SKIN I’M IN
A shot from our final sound mix: Rande Cook’s “Elements Within I-IV” serigraph series on the big screen in THE SKIN I’M IN
A shot from our final sound mix: Brody meets tattoo artist Zulu for the first time in THE SKIN I’M IN