2006 - The Tenderiser: Short Film
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In 2006 my brother and I were walking the dog (named
Teal'c) and came up with the ridiculous idea that
became The Tenderiser. In forty five mins we'd planned a
story outline and a bunch of bad jokes which became the start of a twelve month odyssey.
Genre: Brutal, shlock action-horror with
terrible puns and real pig guts!
Plot Summary: Frank Casserole's life is
destroyed after the unusual death of his wife Maria. Now a drunk, broken
man Frank spends his days in front of the TV trying to forget. News
reports bring him more and more cases showing others dying in the same
mysterious manner and Frank has had enough. Inexplicably drawn to his
meat tenderiser Frank rises to the challenge to mete out rough justice.
What is it he finds that staggers belief, what has it to do with the
small piece of intestine he lost in the war and the dark pact it made to
secure its revenge?!
Note: In case there's any confusion, I finished
this project before legally changing my name to Avon Fox.
Trivia: The film, while Australian, was
featured for judging at the Fantastic Film Festival in Texas in 2007.
People also ask why we spelt Tenderiser with and 's'; that's just how we
spell it in Australia! ;)
There's a number of nods to other films such as 'The Running Man' and
'Robocop' but you can have fun finding them for yourself.
View the Trailer!
View the Film (see above link for the official
film site and a high quality version)
This is the
animated film clip I made for my horrible Walking with Kransky song (more details about the song in the Music
and Songs section).
This was done extremely basically. I drew all the
pieces of the character on paper with old markers then scanned. I then
composted him together on the computer in one pose then saved it. I then
moved the bits I needed to where they would be in the next frame and
saved that as the next file; and on and on.
In true cel animation style, the character has a
transparent background enabling you to see the moving separate element
background behind him while his walk cycle and other movement plays.
It took about four hours to make from drawing to
finished and while very simple, it does give you something to stare at
while trying to make it though the song. : )
View the Film Clip!
What misconceived rubbish is this?!
I'm not going to spoil it with too much description
but Lupin and I saw an opportunity and ran with it.
It was high time that two people with no budget made a
re-make of this classic show; in lieu of spending the weekend cleaning
the house like they'd planned.
Production: Having a sit. Had a
terrible idea. We thought it was gold. Filmed it a few times until I
got the walk around camera timing right and then quickly edited it
together with suitable graphics, effects, sound and some static I
filmed from our telly.
All up it took about two hours to
make. Including the sit.
View Skippy 2010
This really is horrible but I've had a few people say they loved it that
weren't clinically insane (before they watched it) so maybe it's for a
There's more details about the actual song in
the Music and Songs section.
I thought, what could possibly compliment this audio
outrage more perfectly than my ugly head?!
Production: basically I recorded each section over and
over again until I had enough to choose from to select one that sounded
right and had a suitable facial expression.
Once a suitable clip was selected I pretty much just linked them all
together, adding a new clip to the story each time, made the title page
and there you have it.
The cactus and hat images in the top corners were put
in purely because there was something in the shot that I didn't want
there and couldn't be bothered digitally removing so thought, 'eh, I'll
just add some tacky Western-esque) imagery and call it done!