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PRAISE FOR THE FILM:
BLOODY GOOD HORROR: “Creepy beyond belief. A riveting voice-over by horror veteran Barbara Steele sets the tone for this unsettling short. You won’t be disappointed. ”
JOVANKA VUCKOVIC (The Captured Bird, Jacqueline Ess)– “Spooky and surreal.”
APRIL SNELLINGS, RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE– “Many filmmakers struggle to do in ninety minutes what Chris Walsh does in four and a half. The Shutterbug Man delivers the nasty, efficient shocks of a well-told horror tale, even as it turns its grimy lens on the very process of conjuring bogeymen from the shadows. It’s a beautifully shot, meticulously handcrafted nightmare.”
TOM HOLLAND (Child’s Play, Fright Night)–“Experimental film at its best…stop motion and puppets makes it wonderfully weird and Barbara Steele gives it tone and resonance along with a terrific sound job”
MICK GARRIS (creator of Masters of Horror and Fear Itself)–“Chris Walsh’s minimalist, monochromatic puppet animation is a canny and creepy observation of viewers (like me) with tastes that are bit on the bloodthirsty side. In four minutes, he takes the retro and makes it modern, boosted tremendously by Barbara Steele’s elegant narration and Chris Alexander’s atmospheric score, woven like an elaborately designed Persian rug.”
FANGORIA MAGAZINE: “Chilling and beautiful.”
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For festivals in which THE SHUTTERBUG MAN is screening: various screening versions of the film, as well as various EPK information, is available for download via Dropbox. Please request access via firstname.lastname@example.org
SYNOPSIS FOR THE FILM
THE SHUTTERBUG MAN tells the tale of a very twisted man, whose only passion in life is taking pictures. That passion takes him to terrible and wicked places.
The Shutterbug Man is a Canadian short stop motion horror film. Its thousands of frames were created one click at a time, and it features one-of-a-kind, hand made sets, props, and puppets. It also features a highly original story, that introduces audiences to a (miniature!) addition to the ranks of cinematic ghouls- THE SHUTTERBUG MAN. He wants nothing more than to take your picture. The film has been in production for nearly two years, near Toronto, and is now available for film festivals and through an online store.
Chris Walsh is a filmmaker who specializes in the strange art of stop motion animation. His numerous short films have been screened in festivals internationally. He is also a college professor, and instructs students in animation and film history, stop motion animation, and horror cinema.
For horror fans, Barbara Steele needs no introduction. Over her career, she has brought her talents to the films of Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, and David Croneberg.
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