Luke Y. Thompson, otherwise known as LYT in our comments section, stars in (and was assistant director) Gregory Hatanaka's feature length action/horror film Mad Cowgirl which premieres this weekend at San Francisco's annual Indie Fest.
According to the Mad Cowgirl Website, the film tells the story of:
Therese, an ass-kicking health inspector with a failed marriage, an on-going affair with a creepy televangelist, nymphomania, and an obsession with old kung-fu movies. Further complicating her life is a very questionable relationship with her brother Thierry, a meat importer who may (or may not) have infected her with mad cow disease.
The film will be screening at the Roxie Cinema on Saturday 2/04 at 9:30pm and has already been given positive reviews by the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
The film appears to have been shot on, the great boon to the indie film, a Mini-DV camera. Shooting in Mini-DV, while not as "pretty" as film, provides filmmakers with an inexpensive and useful alternative to scrounging for unused stock in order to film their projects. By the looks of the preview and the stills I have seen, the film is lit in a way that minimizes the disadvantages of the DV camera and allows the director to allocate funds to what is truly important in a low budget horror/action film...blood.
Sadly, I won't be able to watch LYT's latest film until it plays at the Silverlake Film Festival in March, but it looks like it is right up my alley (and maybe Uberbrian's as well).