Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I was a day late with a post about some very good news regarding some work in a few live action horror films. Last night a partner of mine and owner of the effects studio I work for was on the phone with a director of one of the projects we were working on. The director was Bob Clark (Christmas story, Porkys, Black Christmas), My friend and Bob had been in close contact the last year and last June I had the pleasure of meeting with Bob, and showing him my work. We were all really gassed about working for him on a remake of his "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead things" film, and in recent weeks there was some buzz regarding the making of the film. Apparently Bob was excited to be working with my friends effects company, and I was super pumped to be designing some creatures for a sequence that we'd be working on. A few hours after getting off the phone, Bob Clark was killed along with his son by a drunk diver in California. I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear the news. Although I didn't deal with Bob directly, it was a pleasure to have even been a small part of one of his projects. I met Bob on a business trip last year, where I had the honor of sharing some conceptual work I had done for his film with him. Bob also read to my partners and I, the begining of his script in our hotel room, which an awesome experience. He was a funny guy, and super nice, I didn't know him personally, and it is unfortunate and sad that a great talent is gone. He will surely be missed. You can read about the details of the accident here.