A Steampunk movie entitled “Pressure” will be premiering at the 20th Scary Cow Film Festival on July 6 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Attendees are encouraged to come in Steampunk costumes.
“Pressure” will play during the second half of the film festival after the intermission. After the movie, cast and crew will be invited up on stage for a brief Q&A. The movie stars Cassidy Brown as Cog and Laila Shaker as his daughter Pascal.
The movie is set in an alternate future where a steam-powered San Francisco is controlled by corporate overlords enforcing strict compliance of its citizens. According to writer and director Michelle Prevost, she “chose to set ‘Pressure’ in a Steampunk world” because “not only does Steampunk have a great visual appeal, it also brings a mechanical nature that works to enhance the film’s message.” To view the trailer, go to: http://pressuremovie.com/.
Shooting “Pressure” required a lot of extras in Steampunk costumes. Producer Ilena Ferrer reveals that “Cameo Wood (who led the wardrobe department) suggested we put a call out to the Steampunk community. We weren’t sure how many people would show up just for lunch and credit, but when I walked into the dressing area the day of that shoot, I couldn’t believe how many people did, and how great they looked! The support of the Steampunk community has really made this film a rich adventure in both process and outcome.”
For a glimpse of what it was like for local Steampunk costumers who were extras on the set of the movie and for an exclusive Q&A interview with Ferrer and Prevost, go to: http://www.efanzines.com/SFSF/SFSF142.pdf (see page 46 for the article entitled Letting Off Steam: On the Set of “Pressure”).
“Pressure” is a unique movie featuring local moviemakers and costumers, which you can attend in costume. So it will be double the fun. Here is the link to purchase tickets for the premiere: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/405242.
Copyright 2013, Jean Martin.
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