Experimental filmmaker Kurt Dirt has released the first teaser trailer for his second feature film Driller Queen.
Using the very retro shot-on-video style used in his previous film, Life is Cheap, Driller Queen focuses on a drag queen who has a penchant for scalping and killing.
Kurt said: “I’m very excited to get stuck in and realise this project as it’s been something buzzing around the back of my brain for a while. I grew up in the Manchester Drag/Queer Alt Scene and everywhere you look there’s talent that is just crying out to be put to use in a project like this. Another great thing about this scene is that the Manchester lot aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty or suffer for their art, much like John Waters ‘Dreamlanders’ or Warhol’s Factory stars.”
The official synopsis is:
Ida Skinner is a young down and out morgue attendant / drag queen with personality disorders that would make Jeffrey Dahmer blush. He is constantly ridiculed for not being able to afford nice wigs or clothes but one day this all changes when a dead lady with fantastic hair is brought in. Unable to resist Temptation Ida scalps the body and finds himself the toast of the local drag scene. Soon he is inundated with requests for his fabulous human hair wigs and as the morgue begins to dry up he realises he must turn to murder to find the perfect material for his weaves…
It certainly looks like one to watch if you’re a fan of lo-fi fare such as the early work of John Waters and Alex Chandon.
Kurt Dirt moved into filmmaking after composing the score for several recent cult films such as Troma’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 and Banjo (directed by Liam Regan, and screening at the STARBURST Film Festival this August Bank Holiday).
A Kickstarter campaign will be launched soon for the film. Watch this space…
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