Getting ready to sink my editing teeth into BITE

This week production begins on a new horror feature from the Black Fawn Films team. The title is Bite and this one is going to get under your skin!

The director has asked for secrecy to be maintained on this one, but I've been given the go-ahead to post the teaser banner (above) and to say that this one will involve a lot of awesome, creepy special effects.

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Katie, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Katie tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Katie succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Katie discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

Once again I'll be editing on-location, transcoding footage and syncing audio while delivering scenes to the director. While the details of the film must remain hush-hush, I'll be posting regularly here about the editing process. So if you want to see a behind-the-scenes look at editing a feature on-location, then follow Merc on Twitter or Facebook to be notified of posts when they go up.

Even though I come from a visual effects background, I can't tell you how refreshing it is to be working with the BFF clan where they place so much emphasis on achieving their horror effects in production rather than relying on post. The special effects make-up will be done by The Brothers Gore, who were the same twisted gents who brought the monstrous villain to life in The Drownsman.

Let the games begin! See you in post.