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April Fools! – An Interview to Start the Month of April…

April 1, 2010

(Update – In case you haven’t realized – April Fools!)


By Erin V.


Coming out this year, and one to watch in awards season, is Von Beare Industries’ debut film.  I had the opportunity to speak with the president of Von Beare Industries, F. Ozy.  Apparently, I’m not allowed to print the first name, so it’s just an initial.  Try to get past this while reading.


A brief history will give you this:  F. Ozy considers the company to be a big name in Hollywood, yet most people I’ve spoken to have never heard of it.  They consider themselves a huge special effects house, but were only founded recently.  F. Ozy is apparently busy as well, and would only speak to me for all of two minutes.  This may be in part since the company seems to have less than ten employees.  I don’t even know why the site is covering this story, but here it is.


“We are newcomers to the scene, but our pictures are what Holliwould needs.” says F. Ozy, president of Von Beare Industries.  ‘Holliwould’ is what the special effects division of Von Beare Industries calls itself.  They say that it evokes the feeling in people that they are really into making movies.  (That, and it makes it appear to me that they can’t spell/are trying to do something cool with their name…)


“When we started doing special effects in films, we didn’t get any work outside of trashy student projects,” states F. Ozy, “so, we created our own feature film division.”  Their first film comes out later this year in December, in order to be considered for awards.  It is being made in French, since F. Ozy figures, “maybe the subtitle people will be better scriptwriters than we are here, and the translation will be better than the actual thing.”  The film is tentatively called ‘Poisson d’Avril’, which would play in English theatres as ‘Fish of the Fourth Month’.  Why the title?  “Well, it sounds pretentious,” says F. Ozy “but despite the fact that it would make sense, we aren’t releasing it in April, because we want awards.”


No, it doesn’t make any sense to me either, but you can’t argue with art?  This is the first in a series profiling up and coming artists in the film world.  Hopefully the next installment will be better, but you may have to wait 365 days for it…



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