Glass Eye Pix presents THE EGG AND THE HATCHET,
a short film by GEP collaborator Chris Skotchdopole.
Starring Taylor Zaudtke and Jeremy Gardner
Jeremy Gardner first came into the Glass Eye fold when he invited Fessenden to do a voice over for his seminal film THE BATTERY. Fessenden recommended Jeremy for the role in Chris Skotchdopole’s movie.
Taylor Zaudtke was a Glass Eye Pix intern when Chris cast her in the role. This was her first performance. She has since made other films, often starring opposite Jeremy (SADISTIC INTENTIONS, AFTER MIDNIGHT) and now they are engaged to be married!
Chris had produced two music videos for Glass Eye Pix with James Siewert directing. This was the first time James was a DOP for a Glass Eye movie. Siewert would go on to shoot GEP flix LIKE ME and THE RANGER and Skotchdopole and Siewert would both serve as DOPs on Fessenden’s DEPRAVED.
The crew was made up of Glass Eye interns: Ben Duff was Gaffer, his first film gaffing. This was intern Rigo Garay’s first movie on set as Production Manager. And intern Walter Montiel was an Associate Producer.
The production rolled into the feature shoot for STRAY BULLETS, sharing crew and equipment, the first successful implementation of the idea of the Piggyback film, an old GEP idea from 1989 where a short film could be made with the equipment and manpower already employed for a feature.
THE EGG AND THE HATCHET made the festival round in 2016-17. Since that time, Chris made a big trim to the movie, a tradition at Glass Eye Pix set by Fessenden who often re-cuts his films after they premier (NO TELLING, WENDIGO, HABIT and THE LAST WINTER all got a facelift after their first public screenings. So did THE SHINING by Mr. Kubrick.)
GEP CineZone presents: the world premier of the new edit of THE EGG AND THE HATCHET.
behind the scenes during the shoot
A struggling novelist takes on translation work
for an elderly aristocrat who wants ‘to put his affairs in order’
writer Ashley Thorpe • director Glenn McQuaid
Featuring: Larry Fessenden, Michael Cerveris
Brenda Cooney, John Speredakos, Tobias Campbell
Music by Dave Eggar, Julian Maile
Performed live October 9, 2012 • Poster by Gary Pullin
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Along with a fierce dedication to chronicling the creative process
behind most of our feature films in “Behind-the-scenes” and “making of” documentaries,
and in “minidox” that celebrate our collaborators,
Glass Eye Pix has been involved in several documentary features over the years,
exploring identity, culture and religion.
CHECK OUT THESE FINE GEP DOCUMENTARIES
“marvelous” — Time Out, NY “critic’s pick” —NYTimes
“one of the best and most interesting documentaries on religion.”—
“loopy, engaging” — NYTimes
And perhaps our greatest DOC of all, the grammatically-errantly-titled BAT’S YOUR LEATHERY FRIENDS (2005) Ti West interviews Merlin Tuttle, bat advocate and founder of Bat Conservation International, in order to dispel misconceptions about our leathery friends stemming from movies like West’s THE ROOST. A Glass Eye Pix production. (watch in full at the link above)
2 weeks before the U.S. election,
Fessenden’s political project DISCONNEX.COM
presents a 15 minute conversation
with actor, citizen and GEP pal RON PERLMAN
(THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, TFBTP “This Oracle Moon”).
Perlman Zooms from a Toronto Hotel on his last day of quarantine
before resuming work on Guillermo del Toro’s remake of NIGHTMARE ALLEY, September 29, 2020.
director of THE RANGER and producer on multiple Glass Eye flix and ventures.
producer and office manager from 2007 to 2014.
Get to know longtime GEP producer and collaborator Peter Phok, in this GEP MiniDOC.
Glass Eye Pix producers Brent Kunkle and Peter Phok with Fessenden | photo: Nelson Bakerman
COMMUNITY OF FEAR
With Ti West’s The House of the Devil hitting theaters, Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix has become one of the most active independent production companies around.
By Lauren Wissot, Fall 2009
… The company has produced or co-produced around 30 titles going back to the mid ’80s, but let’s just take a look at some of the most recent. Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucywas released in the spring on DVD by Oscilloscope following a healthy theatrical run. Glenn McQuaid’s period horror film I Sell the Dead was released in August by IFC following a Slamdance premiere where it won the Cinematography prize and an acting prize for Fessenden. This fall brings the Magnolia Pictures release of West’s The House of the Devil, a period 1970s-styled shocker that plays as a cross between Rosemary’s Baby and When a Stranger Calls. (West has been in the Glass Eye Pix fold for almost a decade, having directed The Roost and Trigger Man for the company. The high-six-figure budget of The House of the Devil was financed by home-video distributor MPI, with whom Glass Eye Pix subsequently signed a three-picture deal.) James Felix McKenny’s Satan Hates You is heading out on the festival circuit while Glass Eye Pix preps his next film, Hypothermia. Jim Mickle’s Stake Land is currently in production through the MPI deal while James LeGros and Joshua Leonard star in Bitter Feast, a thriller that marks director Joe Maggio’s first foray into genre filmmaking. And these are just from 2009.