Last night we was saw a real winner of a movie called “The Wild Hunt.” Although it was low budget and the first film of co-creators Alexandre Franchi and Mark Antony Krupa, it was quite good. To honor it I wanted to mark it specially on my journal page - see the antlered-skull on the bottom of the page. This little pen & ink drawing was really fun to do. I guess I kind of miss my Scientific Illustration days. *lol*
You never know with SIFF films. The ones you’re really looking forward to based on their “buzz” many times fail to satisfy, while the obscure ones like this year’s “Wild Hunt’ and 2008’s “Eagle and Shark” will surprise and delight you. Actually, in the case of “The Wild Hunt,” delight is not the right word. Terrify or disturb would be more accurate. But also impress as in the depth of the writers’ interest in L.A.R.P.s (Live Action Role Playing) and their understanding of traditional Icelandic sagas and myths in general. Kudos to the boys from Quebec on their first film!