I know, a wacky name... so, aren't most films?
Futuristic, post apocalyptic America after the World War-3, nuclear winter has set in, everything has gone to shit, no government, no utilities, and people living in abandoned cars and following county warlords who raid neighboring warlords for food.
Sort of like “Mad Max” set in a Missouri winter...
Our story revolves around a female warlord who is an ex-supermodel gone bad...very wicked and sadistic... all the trappings for a wild story!
Lower budget indie film with a wild cast: Gunner Hansen [Texas Chainsaw Massacre], scream-queen Debbie Rochon, etc...
Thomas Smuggala directed. Thomas is an interesting fellow, a still photographer by profession who shoots lots of rock-n-roll album covers and very high-end work. He really pays attention to art direction and details.
Thomas wanted a cold/bleak look and feel to this piece, mainly because the story takes place in a nuclear winter environment.
The art department spent months in prep as they took junkyards full of old and wrecked cars, truck, school buses and build entire communities with them. Imagine a subdivision built out of old Hummers and Land Rovers!
Light sources had to be either ‘natural' sun and skylight or candles, no electricity exists in this world.
Shooting in cold and muddy junkyards and filthy abandoned hospitals makes for great visuals, but grueling location experiences.
Shot on Lodak stock using my old Moviecam SuperAmerica and 35-3.
|Producers:||James Schulte, Srikant Chellappa||
|Key Grip:||Ted Gregg||