Help Adan Jodorowsky/Asia Argento make a short film


Adan Jodorowsky and Asia Argento are probably best known for acting in movies made by their fathers: midnight movie icon Alejandro Jodorowsky and giallo/Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. (Dario’s brother Claudio was a producer on Jodorowsky’s 1989 film Santa Sangre.) Yet both Adan and Asia are both filmmakers in their own right, and the duo are collaborating on a short film called The Voice Thief. Adan, who is directing, is now seeking funds via Kickstarter.

Adan makes it sound like he’s treading the same surreal and psychomagical path of his father on The Voice Thief, which means shades of Fellini and Buñuel aplenty. Here’s a key excerpt from Fangoria’s write-up:

[A] mad husband attempts to steal voices for his opera singing wife, who’s since lost hers… Adan describes the journey as involving ‘a prostitute dwarf who still lives as a child in the shadow of her mother’s corpse,’ and ‘a cult that worships a giant transvestite who drips gold from her vagina.’

In news related to their parents, it appears that Alejandro Jodorowsky has completed shooting Danza de le Realidad (Dance of Reality) and is now prepping the long-in-the-works sequel to El Topo, which may still be called Sons of El Topo or Abel Cain. Dario Argento’s latest film, Dracula 3D, is apparently as trashy as it looks (a sign of Dario’s continuing slide into lesser-Fulci territory), though one Cannes review suggests it might be a so-bad-it’s-good cult hit.

For more information, visit the Kickstarter page for The Voice Thief.

[Fangoria via BoingBoing]

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.