Courting the Devil

Robin Spriggs as The Man - tight crop - antiqueA Guest Column by Gilda Sue Rosenstern

When I first began putting down ideas for what would become Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture!, there was one role that, due to its eerie but oddly charming nature, I couldn’t imagine anyone playing but Robin Spriggs.

In addition to being an accomplished actor, Robin also happens to be the author of some of the strangest but most beautiful books I’ve ever read. Plus, he’s a magician, and I don’t mean the stage kind either. So I sent him a description of the character I had in mind (a sort of interdimensional gypsy-cowboy) and asked if he was interested. Much to my delight (and a little to my dread), he said yes.

Later on, as I found myself vajazzle-deep in the writing of the actual screenplay (my first, I might add) and feeling not a little meshuga, I thought, “Wait a minute, Gilda Sue. You’ve got Robin damn Spriggs in your cast. Why not wise up and ask him to sign on as co-writer, too?” So I did. And again he said yes. That’s when things got really strange—not only in the movie about my life, but in my very life itself. Big shock, I know. But the real shock, especially if you’re only familiar with Robin’s spookier qualities, was how funny he turned out to be. And I do mean “funny ha ha.”

So yes, as expected, Robin Spriggs brought the strange to Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture!, but he also brought a whole lot of hilarity. And magic, too, of course. So color me triple blessed. And triple grateful, too.

—Gilda Sue Rosenstern

P.S. Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! is finally in the can. That means we’ve shot it, but it doesn’t mean it’s done. If you’re a fan of Robin Spriggs and would like to play a part in unleashing this crazy bit of uniqueness on the world, you can do so by contributing to our post-production Kickstarter campaign. Thank you in advance for your love and patronage, and welcome to the team. Bye now!

Glimpses of Droom #1

Ozman Droom in

Ozman Droom in “Ozmandroomunculus”

“It turns Its eye, Its single eye, from dream to dream to dream, and spies in each a dream undreamt of tales as yet untold, of Monstrous Things that cannot be yet come to be withal, upon a whirling sphere of blue (inward grown and lost to time), where Then and Now, and Here and There, and You and It . . . are One.”—The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom

“Ozmandroomunculus”

Ozmandroomunculus - Poster“By no means,” said a certain gentleman diabolist, “is the film an adaptation of the book whose title it dimly recalls, but rather what amounts to something of a cinematic appendage—or tentacle, if you will—unfurled from the innermost fane of the text in question to probe the psychosphere for minds more attuned to images and music than to words, therein to proclaim itself ‘an artist’s meditation on the nature of creativity,’ or, even more pretentiously (though no less sincerely), ‘a performative depiction of the mysterious process whereby all works of the imagination conjure themselves into being.’”

 

  • Written and Directed by Robin Spriggs
  • Photographed and Edited by Kelly O’Neal
  • Scored and Soundscaped by Klimchak
  • Introducing Ada le Fay as “Scucca”
  • Synopsis: A gentleman diabolist and his hirsute familiar perform an unspeakable rite.
  • Tagline: Stranger than the sum of its parts.
  • Running Time: 7 minutes
  • Production Company: Mean Mama Dog
  • Status: Post-production