Written and directed by Michael Turney and filmed in New York the story follows Pingo (played by Nicola Fiore), an artist struggling to find her true identity.
Adopted at a young age, at odds with her adoptive mother, and struggling with relationships she begins to get sick.
Strange things start happening, she starts getting ill and the story takes a dark turn.
Considering this film was done in around 10 days and on a very small budget, it was really enjoyable. The cinematography was beautifully done, the score was fantastic and the story was immersive.
In an interview with Michael Turney himself after the screening he spoke about the theme for the piece being around how the genders hate each other and are at odds with the other in New York. This is covered in both Pingo’s fetish of depersonalised sex with random men, and her best friend’s relationship with her boyfriend, as well as in the theme of the end demon.
Expect gore, sex, occult themes and some beautifully shot scenes of New York.
We also got to see a short from Michael’s upcoming film The Little which he described as “Kill Bill meets Kickass” and I can say that I’m looking forward to immensely!
Below are a few clips from the post-screening interview, posted with the kind approval of Michael, and the organisers of the event, who you can hear interviewing him. He talks about stunt cocks, nudity, budget and crew.
Gorephile. Singer. “Lady”.