January 2013

Molly Crows – The Movie Starring Mercy Gaiger

Inspired by real events, Molly Crows tells the story of a small town in Middle-England being torn apart, because of a wicked act that took place there centuries ago.

Based on the true story of a 17th Century witch and set in modern times. A seven year old girl avenges a wicked act, and tears a small town apart.

When seven year old Jess and her alcoholic Mother arrive in Haslem, she’s an easy target for the brutal bullying culture. But there’s something different about Jess. She can see and hear things that other people can’t.

When Jess is brutalized in a country lane, the ancient spirits of the area appear, angry and full of vengeance.

The townspeople take the law into their own hands and commit a terrible act upon an innocent, as brutal and unforgivable as the notorious Witch-finders from centuries past.


Molly Crows – The Movie Trailer

Mercy Gaiger Feature

Mercy Gaiger began her acting career at the tender age of 3 when she expressed an interest is modeling for her parents (both of which were photographers). She proved so good at pulling faces and conveying emotion that she soon had a reputation amidst the alternative model/photographer community and the ‘Chucky’ image went viral.

She began undertaking small supporting roles in short film and adverts for companies such as Marks and Spencer and the BBC as well as music videos before undertaking the role of ‘Jess‘ in Molly Crows – the movie ( a part originally written for a 10-14 year old girl) at the tender age of 7yrs old after her original casting video had the director (Ray Andrew Wilkes/Flashgun films) cast her on the spot and after filming finished the director gave her a glowing reference.

I cast Mercy as the lead actor in my most recent film entitled MOLLY CROWS. I was of course skeptical at first given her age (6) and was advised against this by some of my trusted actors and contemporaries. Accordingly I ran a video audition and was surprised by the results. Still not 100% sure I cast Mercy on a trial basis. From thereon Mercy never ceased to amaze us on set. She remembered all her lines and outperformed most of the adult cast (she usually delivered what we needed in one take). Some people say that this is because she’s young and has no sense of fear. But I don’t buy that – Mercy has demonstrated a complex understanding of human emotion and how to express them in both her actions and speech Furthermore, she has a sublime look on film and a very expressive face.

I would have no hesitation in casting Mercy again and will be very surprised if she is not. an A-List Actor in the future.

Currently Mercy is working on a short cannibal apocalypse movie with filming beginning in February.


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The Nightmare Before Congress

I’m not sure how this happened exactly. I started with a caricature study of Obama with no thought of the direction I would take it and somehow I ended up wit this. That’s really how I learn is by letting the image lead me. It’s no masterpiece but it was lots of fun. I’m also posting the work in progress which is a screen capture of my Wacom and shows my progress as of yesterday. I often do this on Google+ and call it “Whats on the Wacom”. Thanks to Michael Allen AKA Ace for coming up with the title.

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tUnE-yArDs – A Caricature Study – The Village Voice

Today I’m posting a caricature study I did of Tune-Yards, a young musician… I guess you could call it music. :) Just not my kind of music I guess. This study was done as part of a cover commission by The Village Voice magazine in NYC. Included is the source image.


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Susannah Leigh Bean

Tonight I’m posting the latest of my Mr Bean manipulations which will be part of my upcoming “Beanathon” on Google+ probably next week. I’ll make a post early next week with the details. This is Bean manipulation number 30.

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Bouguereau – Bean Brother and Sister

Todays post is yet another Mr Bean manipulation in preparation for my Beanathon on Google+ next week. Check me out at +Rodney Pike . I think this is image number 28, so I have only a couple more to finish for the First Annual Beanathon to pay tribute to a brilliant comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson. The source image was another William Bouguereau painting called “Bouguereau Breton Brother and Sister”. Time is running out. On to the next one.

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Trey Ratcliff Caricature Portrait

Tonight I’m posting a caricature portrait of Trey Ratcliff who is a brilliant Photographer with over 3 million followers on Google+ alone. His social presence on the web is huge everywhere.

Taken from his Google+ Profile: 

I’m known for HDR Photography, but if you stick around, you’ll see I enjoy taking and processing all sorts of photos.

Every day, I share my travel photography on StuckInCustoms.com, I tell a little story, and help people learn photography.  The site also has camera reviews, travel guides, and a growing and fun community.  Join us!

If you want to learn how to make HDR photos, visit my free HDR Tutorial — Have fun!

Want to kmow even more?  I get all kinds of questions, so I built an ever-growing About Me page.

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