Alan Moore has talked about his upcoming Kickstartered film His Heavy Heart on Nowness. Nicely times to coincide with the release of the box set of Show Pieces, the first five short films written and co-starring Moore and directed by Mitch Jenkins, that begin The Show.
The collection cost £35 or £50 signed (limited to 200) for the limited edition box set, comprising
- Five short films: 90 minutes of films on DVD (region 0, plays on all machines worldwide)
- The book: storyboard illustrations by Kristian Hammerstad and the original screenplay
- The soundtrack: featuring the original soundtrack to the films
Alan describes the individual films thusly,
Act Of Faith: Faith Harrington, a young female reporter on a local newspaper who has an exotic private life, prepares for a stimulating evening at home that doesn’t go according to plan. Watch the trailer.
Upon Reflection: Details Faith Harrington’s first bewildered arrival at the peculiar working men’s club immediately after the event that concludes Act of Faith, all captured in a fixed security mirror above a club’s oddly anachronistic lounge bar.
Jimmy’s End: Louche and hard-drinking womaniser James Mitchum finds himself wandering into one strange bar too many. Watch the trailer.
A Professional Relationship: Explores the peculiar relationship between the club’s two managers.
His Heavy Heart: Picks up the narrative of the hapless James Mitchum from a point following his dreadful realization at the conclusion of Jimmy’s End. In a grotesque parody of Egyptian funerary rites, James is shepherded less than gently into his unenviable afterlife.
While those who backed the project on Kickstarter have been told,
If you pledged for the box set, you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive one with alternative artwork, made in a limited quantity and only available for those that backed the project.
The version made available for general release has different artwork and extras, but contains the same films and book as the kickstarted version. Both versions now include the soundtrack to the films as this was something many people had enquired about over the course of the campaign.
I’ve seen the first four, looking forward very much to the fifth. Especially given the role it promises to Bleeding Cool’s own Khandie Khisses.