When award winning Irish director Niall McKay approached me to work as his Director of Photography on a spot for the annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival I listened carefully as he laid out the idea. Think Ireland maybe 40 years ago. The Pope and JFK. A man of the cloth in bed. With a woman. A dog hanging out. Delicatessen type mood. I couldn't refuse.
We shot at a location outside San Francisco, an old hotel which is rumored was an old brothel back in 1880's. Bats nested in the awnings and the mirrors were an oxidized black. I couldn't get Pyscho out of my head. You could film the perfect horror there or if you were otherwise inclined, get married there. Almost similar, depending who you talk to. Or if you're like us you could film something a little naughty.
Definitely a fun creative project to work on with a great director who I hope to work with again in the future. My thanks to everyone involved.
The San Francisco Irish Film Festival. September 23-25 at the Roxie Cinema San Francisco.