NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A dark and brooding adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, will go into production this October. Several horror/fantasy film blogs broke the news about the new independent film production from Goodnight Film earlier this month. Connecticut filmmaker A.D. Calvo will introduce a much darker twist to the original Grimm fairytale, incorporating such controversial – but sadly topical and relevant – themes as drug abuse and teen suicide.
“Although a fantasy, this is hardly a fairytale,” said Calvo. “It’s much more about despair than anything else. I’m looking to explore dark romanticism as it relates to modern culture. I realize some might find my interpretation a bit disturbing,” he says. “This is not your mother’s Snow White.”
A.D. Calvo is not new to controversy; several years ago he produced a short expose on celebrity shock sculptor Daniel Edwards, the same artist who sculpted the nude Britney Spears giving birth. Calvo’s short films, including “The Several Severed Heads of Daniel Edwards,” have received over one million views on YouTube and have been covered by major new sources including CNN and NPR. Edwards will be contributing some of his work to Calvo’s film. One of his pieces, entitled Snow White’s Meth Lab, is already in production.
“The announcement of Snow White is resonating much stronger than I expected. There’s already a solid fan base growing within the Facebook community, specifically within the alternative, industrial, and Goth culture,” said Calvo.
His first feature, “The Other Side of the Tracks” – starring Brendan Fehr (BONES, CSI:MIAMI), Tania Raymonde (COLD CASE, LOST), Chad Lindberg (THE FAST & THE FURIOUS), and Oscar-nominated Shirley Knight – was completed in 2008 and has already garnered a variety of film festival awards.
“Snow White” is scheduled to be released in 2010, shortly after Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
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