Monday, August 28, 2006

Saw III....who me? Eeeeewwwwwww....

Anybody recognize the particular bathroom I happen to be sitting in?

Truth is, the sight of blood makes me sort of queasy, and the idea of watching torture as a form of entertainment....well, it seems a bit twisted to me.

Good thing for Dan Heffner and his team, millons of movie fans don't share that point of view. Dan is the producer, along with Carl Mazzacone and Mark Berg, of the Saw movies: I, II, and (in production) III.

This summer,I spent a couple of days on the set of Saw III in Toronto, watching the wonders of special effects transform perfectly reasonable looking human beings into walking nightmares. (There's a scene in the movie that involves every gross thing you've ever heard or thought of, and a whole bunch of them I hope you haven't. Ick.)

But the process was fascinating, as was my discussion with Dan Heffner, whose filmography also includes film direction of a long list of some of the most famous films Disney ever made: Three Men and a Baby, Adventures in Babysitting, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, and the Ernest movies, to name a few....)

By the time we were finished, Dan had agreed to come to Park to talk to students about his career, about making movies, and about getting into the business.

He'll be in Park on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. (hey, you can catch the Bombers game on ICTV Saturday night....) Mark your calendars. He's an amazing guy....and somebody you should know.


Blogger Lex said...

Hey, just back from all the tuesday morning freshie stuff, and decided to hit the blog up. Alex Colby, TVR major here. See ya around.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

haha that's awesome! im really excited for saw 3 to come out, and seeing this just got me even more pumped :P very funny

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where will he be in Park? In the Auditorium?

2:55 PM  

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