West Hollywood, CA, September 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Film was shot in High Definition, graded in post-production to reach the desired cool-blue tones. The music had to be very subdued and minimalistic. The post-production, as well as pre-production phase, was taking place virtually on the net. Different rough cut versions were presented through YouTube private channel for crew men only. These allowed producers from three countries to receive a better cooperation and to discuss such details as soundtrack, color correction or sound effects. Script refers to the events from an Italian opera "Adriana Lecouvreur" written by Francesco Cilea, where the idea of rivalry between two artists was taken from. In this case Adriana, the main character, prepares for role of Lady Macbeth, but her rival will use mysterious Mr. K to jeopardize her role.
Script refers to the events from an Italian opera "Adriana Lecouvreur" written by Francesco Cilea, where the idea of rivalry between two artists was taken from. In this case Adriana, the main character, prepares for role of Lady Macbeth, but her rival will use mysterious Mr. K to jeopardize her role. The main actress, Klara Landrat says: "I play Adriana who is only seemingly fragile and sensitive girl. When her character is trialed, she must fight till her last breath." The story was also inspired by a few motives from works of Roman Polanski and David Lynch. For instance Mr. K. has appeared earlier in "Inland Empire," though played by different actor. Here, his profession became recording voices of the dead what is known as Electronic Voice Phenomenon. Mr. K. is like the case of a Nazi doctor Mengele or just as it is in the movie "Death and a Maiden" – doctor Miranda, who carries on experiments on held captive people. Mr. K desires to get unique voices of a soul leaving a body.
The Soul Collector
US, 100 min.
Directed by: Ben Talar
Written by: Klara Landrat & Ben Talar
Cinematography by: Adam Fabisz
Sound by: Radoslaw Ochnio
Original music by: Jakub Maksymilian Zajac
Edited by: Ben Talar
Unit line manager: Andrzej Polatyński
Location manager: Slawoj Jedrzejowski
Produced by: Klara Landrat, Ben Talar, Jon Therkildsen
Cast: Klara Landrat, Dariusz Bronowicki