Giuseppe Valentino is an Italian filmmaker working between Italy and Switzerland with a independent production company called Against The Static film. Last year I wrote and shot a music video for a band called Hillbilly Moon Explosion for a song they recorded with Mark “Sparky” Phillips, the singer of the psycobilly band Demented Are Go. The song and the video became hugely successful with more than 500.000 views on the net.
Now he’s working on a movie which is called: “The Bloodsong”
It is a film that blends documentary film making and fiction. Flashbacks of a band tour around Europe will be interconnected with scenes that take part in a desert where Sparky got lost with nothing in his pocket but a book, a biography of a punk idol named Kink Sam and a twenty dollar bill bloodstained marking a page. Sparky will play himself in this film that I like to think is an old school independent film in the tradition of John Cassavetes, essential low budget film making with strong themes of death, rage, loneliness and redemption with a strong and swinging rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack.
The Bloodsong will be financed with the savings of Against The Static Film and backers from Italy that will pay part of the pre-production. But, what they need, of course, is the money for the day by day expenses: travel, food and accommodations for the all crew that will work with no money at all.
Help Sparky get that movie going!