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“We Wanted To Get Creative With Negative Space”: DP Dan Adlerstein on Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls

2 monthes ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

Director Andrew Bowser brings one of his most well-known comedy characters to the big screen in Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls. Onyx the Fortuitous is a struggling amateur occultist who believes he's made it to the big leagues when he's invited to a demonic seance by his idol Bartok the Great. When they manage to rouse the ancient spirit, however, he must fight to save his life-and his soul. DP Dan Adlerstein discusses his longtime collaboration with Bowser, bringing the film's specific brand of horror-comedy to life and more. See all responses to our annual Sundance...
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“Remember To Let Go of the Plan Now and Again”: Editor Andrew Bowser on Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls

“Remember To Let Go of the Plan Now and Again”: Editor Andrew Bowser on Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls

2 monthes ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

Andrew Bowser is the writer, director, star and editor of Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, a film based on a comedy character of his own creation. Onyx the Fortuitous is an amateur medium who gets a coveted invite to a seance hosted by his idol Bartok the Great. When they manage to rouse the spirit of an ancient demon, Onyx must fight to keep his life-and his soul-from the demon's clutches. Bowser offers insight into the film's cut for Filmmaker, discussing how Gremlins, its sequel and Michael Haneke aided in influencing his editing process. See all...
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