Dear Rocky Horror Fans!
It has been a busy year, and we’d like to sum up a few highlights we were able to film during the last months.
Unfortunately, as you may have guessed already, we fell behind our initial schedule big time! Sorry for that, but once you’ve dug into the world of Rocky Horror, it’s pretty hard to get out quickly and easily. So we’ve decided to give the production another year, not to make any compromises, but to be as substantial and historically accurate as possible. And to meet as many members of the original cast and crew as possible, not to mention the great fans and fantastic shadow casts that are around in our days.
In 2016, we’ve travelled again and met some very exciting people:
- Los Angeles I: Interviews with Barry Bostwick, Lou Adler, Scott Michaels, Gracie Otto, Alan Ladd jr., Annaleigh Ashford and Lyndall Hobbs, as well as the cast and crew of K.A.O.S., a performance of Midnight Insanity, some first generation fans like Lisa Sutton, Michael Wolfson, Dan De Meyere and Ray Thompson.
- London IV: Interviews with Gaye Brown, Robert Fox, Christopher Biggins, Marty and Mad Man Mike, Ruth Fink-Winter, Jeremy Newson, the original punk Kevin Short and Michael Linnit. Additionally we attended the BFI Science Fiction Double Feature event and filmed the stunning performance of Gia and her crew.
We were stoked when both the BFI (British Film Institute) and the HSDFF (Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival) asked us to show some bits and pieces of our work during their events.
For 2017, our plan is to finally visit New York City and New Jersey, go down to Australia and do another shooting in London. Hopefully, if things go well, we’ll finish production by late summer and start post production to be ready by the end of 2017. We hope you guys stay with us and look forward to an exciting new year and an even more exciting finished documentary.
And, by the way, we’d like to share one of the most extraordinary moments of 2016, when we met Richard Hartley and his wife in London the other day. Richard asked: “So, it looks like you’re doing the definite documentary on Rocky Horror, don’t you?” Well, Richard, I guess … His wife just added plainly: “What a lifetime project”.
Lots of love,
Your Rocky Horror Phenomenon Team