The Creators Of BANANA MOTHERFUCKER Provide A Useful Lesson In DIY VFX

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Over the course of three short films the talents behind Portuguese film collective Clones have shown themselves to be masters of low budget splatter. When it comes to learning the lessons of early Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi there is a definite sense of craft and art required, which is why so very many people who attempt those feats get it so very badly wrong. But not Clones. Oh, no. They get it and they've got the filmmaking chops to pull off massive scale splatter on micro budgets.

Which is why they were asked to lead a workshop on the subject at this year's MotelX film festival in Lisbon. The hilarious results are below.
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  • Hugo Silva

    Very Cool to see some MotelX (and Clones of course) love here in Twitchfilm!
    It was a great week filled with excellent horror movies like Sleep Tight, Inbred, American Mary, VHS, just to name a few.
    It's up to the sixth year and gets better every time!

  • One day I will make it to Portugal ...

  • I hope you can visit us one day, Todd. The MOTELx has been growing in scale and relevance of its programme since 2007. We've been inviting such "Living Masters" as Argento (this year), Romero, Stuart Gordon, John Landis, and Coffin Joe, besides some younger directors - Julien Maury and Pascal Laugier, this year, for instance. And the selection, in my humble (but not unbiased) opinion, is getting pretty good in terms of having around 25 of the best recent horror production (the best that a festival that is not Sitges or the FrightFest can get), besides retros such as Sono Sion's, in 2011, and Japanese classics, like Nakagawa, this year. All in five very intense days. Maybe one day the MOTELx can be for horror films what Udine is for popular Asian cinema: you get there in the morning and you leave after the midnight screening, with a couple of pauses for coffee and sandwiches.

  • MarsHottentot

    Take that Sushi Typhoon!

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