Episode 2: Stitches

Millennium FX

The start of a beautifully sick relationship

Millennium FX , working with Bloody Cuts for the first time, added another dimension to the team with their Hollywood standard prosthetics work. Designed by James Greenwood, "Stitches" was brought to life over several hours of makeup application.

Stitches: Mini-Comic

Art by Kel Winser

This magnificent one pager came in
outta the blue from the insanely talented Mr Kel Winser, check out his website for some more drawn dreams and nightmares.

Directed by Ben Kent

Producer: Ben Franklin

Director of Photography: Jonny Franklin

Script by Joel Morgan, Ben Franklin, Ben Kent, Jonny Franklin

Full cast and crew

A suspenseful slice of short horror featuring Bethan Hanks as a babysitter unaware of the horror lurking in a dark house full of toys…

Bloody Cuts teams up with Millennium FX for their take on a classic urban legend with Paul Ewan as the eponymous ‘Stitches’.

One of the goals in the series has always been to go bigger and better, and "Stitches" was a big a jump for us in a number of ways. For one the script was fully fleshed out and much more involved than "Lock Up", thanks to the work of co-writer Joel Morgan, the teams newest recruit. Following the success of our previous film, we'd also managed to gain a sponsor, in the guise of Millennium FX. This was a game changer and a sign that we were doing something right, as we had now found ourselves with a seemingly unlimited resource of creativity in the makeup and prosthetics department.

The first demonstration of Millennium FX's involvement was the design and application of the "Stitches" character, by makeup professional James Greenwood. A 3 hour prosthetics session brought our horrific character to life, as played by Paul Ewen, in addition to a fantastic costume design courtesy of core team member Charlotte Barrett. This film also saw the addition of Alex Purcell to the team in the sound and VFX department, and was again Directed by Ben Kent.

"Stitches" was a non-stop 15 hour shoot, filmed on a Canon 5D MKII and edited and finished in Final Cut Pro with the Magic Bullet Grading suite.

Trivia: The film playing on the TV is the zombie classic "Night of the Living Dead".

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