It would be amazing if one of the coming fests also felt it worthy of another award. But it feels greedy to even think so, as it has already done better than expected. But we can only hope for continued festival success.
“MR CLEAN, directed by Lee Bailes – a different take… a new flavour of horror… a twist with horror and guts on what we see is at first a very normal story, but what we later see is completely different… it goes from 0 – to 100 – of violence, and kicks off in a short amount of time. The movie is only 7 minutes long, but you see so much in this 7 minutes…’wow’! …I can’t wait for it to expand on this. It’s wonderfully shot, reminiscent of Misaki Kobayashi’s KWAIDAN, Whilst something so mundane has got a lot more going on in it…. The way the film is narrated is quite cool, seeing two sides to this story. The cinematography is really really slick. The gore effects are really cool. There’s going to be more to this series, and I can’t wait to see the rest of the series!”
“A slick, cool short film with a lot going on!” and “it makes you think twice, next you see a cleaner.”
It’s reassuring that our first review is positive and enthusiastic. I must also share that Hus isn’t the first person that wants to see more of MR CLEAN. And this makes us all (the entire team) very happy.
We have finally finished the colour grading! Thanks to our colourist Eric Lau, we actually have a colour grade that works!
Obviously the trailer above has not as yet been colour graded by him. That is being redone now by him. But as a result of finishing colour grading, and the fact that I created an Electronic Press Kit (an EPK) we are now submitting MR CLEAN to festivals! Woohoo!
– and if the first [random] request to cut two minutes from the film is anything to go by, it will be quite a ride, as I navigate the world of film festivals….
Description: Someone is breaking into empty homes and cleaning them. But is this seemingly harmless crime hiding something much worse?
Sometimes cleanliness isn’t next to Godliness, it can kill you – and hide the evidence. A Radio DJ must realise the unspoken danger behind these seemingly random acts of breaking-in and cleaning before she too becomes a victim of MR CLEAN…
Producers Lee Bailes, Darwin Reina and Terese Winkler. Starring: Darwin Reina and Sofie Klaesson; Written, Directed and Edited by Lee Bailes Music score by Flora Cheng Sound Design by Luca De Sensi Supporting cast / extras: Jaba Urotadze, Terese Winkler and Susanne Lager, Gabriel Palenque Cisternas and Rinat Iljin, Special FX by Mike Strick and Lee Bailess VFX by Albin Larssonon Additional music by Peter Josefssonson
Special thanks to: Alon Young, Garry Charles, Carlos Marambio Abarca, Gabriel Palenque Cisternas and Susanne Lager