My PEPLUM film


In the 1980s I helped a professor of Opera at some University here in Montreal with the production of a short film based on Oedipus. I'm the fellow on the right in the photo above (and the last photo below). I'm making that face for the 'role'. I also played a cheesy monster, as seen in the photo below. That's the university teacher, as Oedipus, next to me, in full PEPLUM costume. He was Italian and loved old movies he grew up watching as a kid. Sadly I've never seen the finished film. But I have these photos.



5 comments:

Richard Svensson said...

I absolutely love this! An honest amateur effort made by enthusiasts.

Anonymous said...

Your are handsome

Richard Svensson said...

Also -I'm guessing there's no way of watching this, as even you haven't seen the finished production?

PEPLUM TV said...

Well, what happened was the man who made this had a heart attack a month after filming everything. The wife, who was part of the production in a behind-the-scenes kinda way, told me that the project was on hold. I never heard from them after that.

Richard Svensson said...

That is bad luck of the worst possible kind!