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Movie Work

It's the 1930s and the family of the late Sinas Cavinder gather for the reading of his will in the creepy Cavinder mansion. They find themselves being murdered one by one by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the scoop. Written and directed by Larry Blamire, this film (available on DVD) is a brilliant send-up of the "Old Dark House" movies of the 30s and 40s.
For this film, I painted nine large creepy familiy portraits in the space of two weeks. Though painted digitally, I employed classical portrait techniques using a digital stylus and tablet. The artwork was uploaded to Hollywood where it was printed on a large format printer, then mounted and framed and hung on the Cavinder Mansion set by production designer Anthony Tremblay. What a cool and fun project to be involved in!

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This is the patriarch of the Cavinder family, Sinas Cavinder. Some say that they see a resemblance to the artist. Some also say that I finally found a way to appear in one of Larry's films. Just who are these "some" who keep saying stuff?
Sinas Cavinder
Here's my portrait of the patriarch of the Cavinder family, Sinas Cavinder, as it was placed on the wall of the amazing mansion set created by production designer Anthony Tremblay. Quizzically regarding the portrait is veteran actor Daniel Roebuck as reporter "8 O'Clock Farraday." Photograph courtesy Robert Deveau.
Sinas Cavinder Hangs

Feathersac Cavinder
Here's another area on the old Cavinder Mansion set where the portraits were being apprehensively beheld by Trish Geiger playing the maid, Jane Hovenham. Photograph courtesy Trish Geiger.
Portraits on Set

Gen. LeTrene "Napsac" Cavinder.
Another view of the Cavinder hall of family portraits, set by production designer Anthony Tremblay. Adjudging the artworks with a certain level of trepidation are Dan Conroy as cabbie Happy Codburn, Jennifer Blair as reporter Billy Tuesday and Daniel Roebuck as reporter 8 O'Clock Farraday. Photograph courtesy Trish Geiger.
Cavinder Hall of Portraits

Guanaca Cavinder