The David Lee Madison Journals: Making of “Middle Village” Part Two

The Director Himself.

The Director Himself.

David Lee Madison, best known as the director of the cult horror film Mr. Hush, is making a documentary about growing up in Middle Village Queens.  He has agreed to do a running journal of some of his exploits while filming for Queens Free Press.  The film is apparently taking on a quite unusual structure as he spent part of this week filming an offbeat framing device for this unusual project:

 

On Tuesday, May 12th, we shot one of the few scenes that will not take place in Middle Village. Deep into the woods of Pike County Pennsylvania, former WWE superstar Gene Snisky, Scott Schiaffo  (Clerks, Vulgar), Edward X Young (Mr. Hush, Sea of Dust), and musician Alan Jax Bowers joined me in filming an action-packed sequence that is part of the unconventional framing device that sets up all of Middle Village's interviews  and montages.

Gene

From the WWF to MIDDLE VILLAGE: THE MOVIE

This sequence is also foreshadowing an idea I have for my next fictional genre film.

There's all ways to start a documentary about Middle Village.  This is one.

There's all ways to start a documentary about Middle Village. This is one.

As I sit here in my studio editing some of the documentary interview pieces, I am excited about how great the film is coming out, and how unusual a shape it is taking. Over the next few weeks, we will be returning to Middle Village proper to finish up the film. We have a handful of interviews we still need to conduct, and few narrative scenes that I feel will prove very funny and make the film accessible to a larger audience. Be on the lookout in Middle Village throughout May & June, as you might just see us filming either interviews or some unusual scripted sequences.  But for now, take a look at, and ponder the significance of The Deplorables, as they are soon to appear in Middle Village: The Movie!

 

Scott Shiaffo of CLERKS lends Madison a hand on MIDDLE VILLAGE

Scott Shiaffo of CLERKS lends Madison a hand on MIDDLE VILLAGE

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