Get ready to feel a little weird about flowers for a while...
"Monkshood is a short art film with no budget. Filmed in Cheshire, England, it's supposed to be very weird and disturbing in some ways. It's inspired by the work of filmmakers such as Werner Herzog, Harmony Korine and Yorgos Lanthimos. We liked the idea of using classical music as it adds suspense."
First off, I want to mention that the only times I've heard these three names (Werner Herzog, Harmony Korine, and Yorgos Lanthimos) is when someone is pretty hardcore into the indie film industry. These guys are pros at bringing weird emotions into your being and conjuring up questions of all types about the films plot. Overall, I would check out the links attached to each name if you would like to see some of the short work they've produced (or if you have no fucking idea what I'm talking about) in comparison to 'Monkshood' - you'll see a few similarities between the styles.
Without ruining the film for you, 'Monkshood' is about a man that eats flowers. It's weird and eerie at times but having been to more than a fair share of indie film fests - this style of work is oddly artistic and unsettling at the same time. Therefor, it's extremely popular in some niche parts of the indie film industry. Danny Seymour may have a long life ahead of himself in the indie community but only time will tell. Hopefully, we will see more from this young filmmaker in 2018.
If you're diggin' on what Danny is doing with indie film - be a good sport and share it or leave him a comment about your thoughts on the film. If you're interested, the short was shot on the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera and filmed by Jacob Snelson. Written and Directed By Danny Seymour - this is 'Monkshood'. Enjoy!
As always, we want to say thank you to Danny Seymour for letting us showcase 'Monkshood' here on 先生Sensei - We appreciate the support and cant wait to see more of your work in the future. Lets us know if we can ever help out again. Cheers!