In this Film Ireland podcast, June Butler talks to artist and filmmaker Andrea Mastrovito, whose new work of horror film-art I am NOT legend, screens as part of the 2020 Bram Stoker Festival.
I am NOT legend screens Fri 30 Oct – Mon 2 Nov at 9pm as part of the Bram Stoker Festival (30 October – 2 November)
9pm (70 minutes duration)
Tickets €5 + €1 Booking Fee
A Film by Andrea Mastrovito.
Score by Matthew Nolan and Stephen Shannon
Bram Stoker Festival presents the Irish premiere of this radical reimagining of the cult horror film Night of the Living Dead.
I am NOT legend, by Andrea Mastrovito, is a new work of horror film-art for our times with a pulsing, killer soundtrack from Irish composers Matthew Nolan and Stephen Shannon.
Artist and filmmaker Andrea Mastrovito adds new flesh to one of the masterpieces of horror cinema, Night of the Living Dead, creating a screenplay composed entirely of quotes from famous films, books and other sources. I am NOT legend will send shivers down your spine as it investigates concepts of identity in our time and the existential threat of zombies on the doorstep.
Using his unique technique of drawing, painting, and physically ripping paper by hand, Mastrovito has augmented the film’s original frames to create a completely new story arc. His characters use the words and gestures of others to propel his narrative forward, which Mastrovito likens to how people communicate today via social media and memes – reusing and recycling quotes and images from other sources to comment on their own experiences.
Mastrovito’s masterful NYsferatu, a hand drawn animation of classic vampire horror Nosferatu, was screened at Bram Stoker Festival 2018 with a live score composed and performed by Matthew Nolan and ensemble.
This is an online film screening. When you book a ticket, you will be sent an email with an access link. The film will start promptly at 9pm each night of the festival.
Suitable for ages 15+. Contains violence and strong language.