World-renowned surrealist Vincent Castiglia (whose work has graced many a metal album cover) will be working with award-winning Filmmaker John Borowski on an official biopic covering Vincent’s work, titled “Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia.”
Castiglia and Borowski need the assistance of fans in order to support this production, which is why they’ve launched a crowd funding campaign that can be found here. The goal is to continue production in 2015 and complete the film in 2016. The following press release was also issued about the movie:
“The film focuses on artist Vincent Castiglia’s inspirations and personal experiences. His work is singularly unique. For over a decade, he has painted exclusively in his own blood. Recently, there have been many requests for his highly specialized paintings to be created for his collectors using their blood, so he has begun working on select projects (chronicled in the film).
“The film also examines Castiglia’s troubled past and his overcoming the odds to become a world-renowned, critically acclaimed artist. He’s had the distinction of receiving his first solo exhibition by personal invitation from the late master, H.R. Giger. The exhibition hung for six months in the Giger Museum Gallery in Switzerland. Featured in the film, for the first time ever, is the in-depth process by which Castiglia creates his artwork painted in human blood. Interviews with a wide range of collectors who own his work will also be featured.
“The funding being sought for the production of the film includes in-person interviews with collectors of Vincent Castiglia’s work across the US and throughout Europe. The funding will also be going toward several trips to New York City to interview Castiglia in his studio, as well as post-production costs and perk-fulfilment costs.”
The idea to produce the movie came about when Vincet Castiglia posted an online survey asking for feedback regarding whether or not a reality show on his work was of interest to his followers, to which John Borowski replied: “You deserve better than a reality show that is sensational for a short time period but forgotten in the long run. You deserve a feature documentary film highlighting your life and the reasons behind why you create your art. A film will stand the test of time.”