The Dartmoor-based theatrical arts group Oddbodies are back making movies, and their latest, Mrs Lustleigh’s Fancies, will premiere at Two Short Nights at the Exeter Phoenix, which takes place Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22.
You may remember Oddbodies from their other films, the House of No Return, Beard, and The Fat Lady Dances on the Head of a Pin.
Mrs Lustleigh is ‘a darkly comic and fabulously grotesque tale of greed, curiosity and fatal attraction…’ according to Oddbodies team Paul and Tanya Morel.
Josh Gaunt, who worked on the film, says on his Syndrome Pictures site: “The film is full of the company’s trademark home-made stylings, but also has a few nods to the classics.
“Riffing off of 60s and 70s British film, the film does away with digital trickery and uses painted backdrops, hand made models, sets and back projection. The sound design and foley has a very rough, hyper-real quality to it as well, which sets the mood quite nicely in my view.”
Here’s the haunting House of No Return for you to get a flavour of their work
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