Watch He Took His Skin Off For Me Right Here!!

He Took His Skin Off posterSo far 2015 is off to a great start. I’ve seen some great films and with the ten minute short, HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME, it looks as though this year is gonna be great for indie horror short films as well. HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME comes from the mind of director Ben Aston and writers Aston, Maria Hummer, and Mikko Makela. The short stars Sebastian Armesto and Anna Maguire and is one of those rare films that tells you right in the title of the film what you’re gonna get. Namely a man taking off his skin for his girlfriend. Check out the official synopsis:

He Took His Skin Off For Me is a practical SFX fairytale. No CGI whatsoever. Based on the short story by Maria Hummer it is my grad film from the London Film School. It took us 2 years, 217 Kickstarter backers and a whole lot of fake blood to pull off. SFX legend Colin Arthur (NeverEnding Story, 2001: A Space Odyssey) helped us achieve the impossible, allowing SFX Supervisor Jen Cardno and her team set a new standard for anatomical practical effects. Actor Sebastian Armesto (Anonymous, Pirates of the Caribbean) spent as long as 8hrs in makeup each day to bring this story to life. Alongside Anna Maguire (Saving Private Ryan, Parade’s End) they both give us something wonderful, horrible and completely unique. I don’t want to tell people what the film should be. Even finding a genre to describe it is difficult. I want people to come to this film just like I came to the original story, completely unprepared.

I think at the end of the day this short film is about a man who’s in a (very) co-dependent relationship. But what’s truly amazing, and I’m sure you’ll agree after you watch the short, is that there was absolutely no CGI used. Everything was done practically and it’s pretty damn amazing looking. The effects are in the same camp as one of Andy Stewart’s short films and will also remind you of Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER. Check out some of the behind the scenes shots:

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Pretty impressive stuff, eh!! Well now you can check out the short film itself. Let me know what you think!!

Stay Bloody!!!

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One Response to “Watch He Took His Skin Off For Me Right Here!!”
  1. monodemar says:

    I must said that the last part was the most intrigue to me. i mean, the ultimate sacrifice and still, she cant do it?


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