˜The Tattooist' studio is renowned for its remarkably crafted tattoos. But during their visits, the customers have been drugged and imprisoned with other unfortunate victims that bear his prized masterpiece. They must fight their fears and race against time to escape from The Tattooist before ending up as a victim of his morbid obsession!
There are brilliant ideas in the world of horror that struggle to see the light of day...and then there are films that we wish had never been made. The Tattooist is one that hopefully does not become the former and definitely is not the latter.
Currently still a trailer, The Tattooist has all the makings of a great film that deserves to see the light of day, or perhaps the neon lights of a dingy, poorly lit parlour. The colours and hues used are gorgeous, the music a blast and the gore delicious. It's a tease more than anything else and definitely right up our dodgy little alley.
Being treated as a short film, the trailer has already notched a number of awards into its belt — a rare achievement for something with a 1:20 runtime. It is completely understandable watching the piece though; it’s fun, well-made, catchy and makes you very hungry for more. Catch the trailer below and leave your thoughts in the comments.
About the Director:
Michael Wong is currently working as an independent film director, after having spent 16 years as an ad agency art director and creative director. In the late 90s, he left his native Malaysia and arrived in China, where he’s worked at such leading agencies as Ogilvy, BBDO, TBWA, Grey and Saatchi & Saatchi. After more than a decade and having won over 50 creative awards, Michael decided to move onto the filmmaking scene as a writer/director with his directorial debut for Lenovo; a viral video campaign that was to be used in such markets as India, Russia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey, South Africa, South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Since then, Michael has been making the truth appealing for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, CitroÃ«n, Unilever, IDO Jewelry, Johnson & Johnson, Foton Daimler, Samsung and Mengniu, just to name a few. He is the kind of collaborative thinker who’s especially good at expanding on little thoughts and turning them into big ideas, with a strong and steady eye on making the work look and feel fresh. His directorial debut short film ˜The Story of 90 Coins' picked up 60+ accolades from international film festivals; which includes the Best Direction and Best Cinematography at Malta Short Film Festival, Rising Star Awards at Canada International Film Festival, Best Foreign Short Film at Ukrainian International Short Film Festival, Best Drama and Best Cinematography at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Foreign Short at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, among others. Michael’s works have been featured in Shots, Trendwatching and Graphis magazine. He has judged at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards and Ad Stars Festival.
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