Matthias Von Braun tells us he’s returning to fetish filmmaking after having to “indefinitely postpone” completion of his science fiction fetish odyssey Post-Human Perversions.
But at the end of last year, despite a growing international reputation and considerable critical acclaim, Matthias quit filmmaking after the “disastrous production” of what was then his most ambitious and expensive film.
The project apparently disintegrated when Von Braun fell out with his cinematographer after just two days of filming Post-Human Perversions.
He says that neither studying Film and Television Production at university, nor teaching Film Production part-time, nor “years of experience as a filmmaker” prepared him for what happened on set.
“This was my dream project and it was becoming a nightmare,” he claims.
But when he announced that Post-Human Perversions had been postponed indefinitely, Matthias Von Braun was gratified by the unexpected public response.
“People from all over the world e-mailed me encouraging me to continue filmmaking,” he says. “These are people that I’ve never met yet somehow my work has touched their lives.”
Putting to one side the thought that some of those people might have been Indiegogo backers with good
BELOW: This Matthias Von Braun t-shirt is currently on limited-time offer via Indiegogo
For Matthias Von Braun this is probably safer territory, since the self-described “science fiction fetishist and dark surrealist filmmaker” had previously made short films that were screened at art galleries, film festivals and fetish play parties around the world.
Evolution and Orifice, he promises, will be “meticulously planned, surreal science fiction fetish films featuring male and female nudity, body paint and rubber”.
Evolution, he explains, will be “a terrifying glimpse into human evolution featuring Post-Human cybernetic slaves”.
And Orifice will be his “most sexual” short film to date, in which “an inhumanly cruel dominant female Post-Human will seduce and destroy her human male victim”.
Matthias plans to resume production of Post-Human Perversions once Evolution and Orifice are complete. But this time, he adds, he’ll take on the cinematography duties himself.
Meanwhile, P-HP star Zara DuRose has just announced that she will be screening Von Braun’s short film Switch at her Welcome To The Pleasuredome party in London this very weekend (Saturday April 15). And his entire catalogue of films will be screening in Berlin this May.
Right now, Matthias Von Braun is back on Indiegogo with a limited-time merchandising campaign aimed at raising funds to support further dark surreal filmmaking.
The merch on offer is a branded black t-shirt complete with cool-looking monochrome graphic (see left).
In a range of women’s and men’s sizes, it is priced at £15 plus shipping, which will cover the cost of the garment plus a contribution to his film production fund.
Smaller donations (that don’t get you a shirt) are also welcome.
View the Matthias Von Braun Indiegogo campaign and his YouTube channel using the links below.
BELOW: Switch is being screened on April 15 at Zara DuRose’s Welcome to The Pleasuredome party
Published April 13, 2017