Henderson Pond was originally written 30 years ago as a one page creative writing assignment while in the halls of Temple University. This little ghost story is not for the faint at heart as it begins with a triple suicide in one family. Soon after their beautiful property falls into disarray people getting "too close"to the property begin to disappear. This short excursion was filmed on the property of an abandoned gun club and the woods surrounding it. The trailer is getting a once over an will be up soon!
Over the years I had become good friends with the late Justin Zaharczuk (Bubba Ho-Tep (Art Director), Phantasm IV: Oblivion (Camera Assistant), Phantasm Revenger (Production Assistant). Justin was signed on as Director of Henderson Pond through Prophase Music and Film. Although a strong start, sometimes life gets in the way of even the biggest projects. But strong ideas prevail. See more about Justin and stills from Henderson Pond below!
Dave Gechman (theblackshirt.net), Justin Z and John Begley. This trio first worked together at Tyler School of Art when his short spooky film Encephalon in played at the schools film fest in 1997. We met in 1993 while working at a small local supermarket in Elkins Park. His enthusiasm was infectious. Both of us being huge Horror fans, we had a long time joke of under the breath quick nips at each other about which film was better Phantasm or Salem's Lot. 1970's/80's Horror classics was our connection.
Also in 1997 Justin designed the artwork for I Will I's first CD release. The cover was a "tree man" trapped in a ring. The inside showed the man free and on the run. The thought process was the classic fight between man's natural being and the grasp by institutions that man himself has developed. Below are more sketches that he gave me.
I still get together a few times a year with Dave to watch the Phantasm series and toast to this man and his love for animation, horror and film. Ya, made it to Hollywood Kid! See an interview with Justin below --->