More nasty looking photos have appeared from the recently wrapped 'The Sickness' thanks to Fango. Carl Paolino, the writer/director of the project, is responsible for handing them over and made a few comments as well.
The movie is set in an infectious disease development facility where a highly contagious virus infects one of the workers. The place is in constant lockdown due to security concerns, aside from supply deliveries every third day, and thus the five people inside become thrown into a struggle for survival against the virus, which causes both physical and mental aberrations, and each other.
“The film is about how the true horror hides behind the smiling faces of governments and billion-dollar corporations,” Paolino tells Fango. “How average Joes like you and me are asked time and time again to turn away from what we see, what we know is wrong, and pretend it never happened. Our silence may be rewarded handsomely, but in the end there is always a price we have to pay. My characters are typical people in a situation way over their heads, seduced by their inner needs to look the other way—until it’s too late.”
“What made 'The Sickness' so challenging,” Mason says of the duo’s debut feature, “was the extent of the effects vs. the budget, time and manpower constraints. We only had about a month to set everything up, and only two full-time people—myself and Chelsea Manifold, who was the associate producer as well—working on the many various pieces consistently. Since I also produced, it was a constant battle for what got precedence. The tight budget moved us away from silicone appliances, sadly, so we used gelatin prosthetics, as they were more fleshlike, cost-effective and faster to produce. Though some of the prop pieces were cast in silicone, most of the prosthetics were not—which made it quite a battle keeping them affixed in the 100-degree atmosphere. In the end, I’m happy with how things turned out, and test audiences so far seem to like them. We get a lot of ‘eew’s in the right places.”
'The Sickness' was produced by Paul J. Mason and stars Kat Castaneda, Robert Chaney, Keith Herron, Natalie Laspina and 'Last Rites of the Dead' co-stars Kevin T. Collins and Christa McNamee. Paolino and Mason will be hunting for distribution very soon
To take a looksie at the trailer and a batch of more pics check out the official site right here.