Cornerboys is coming…
Over the next couple of months, I’ll be working with a couple of friends to complete a project I’ve been thinking about for quite a while. My long poem “Cornerboys,” which was published in a small (and now defunct) horror magazine called Whispers from the Shattered Forum back in 2000, is being resurrected as a short film. My favorite artist, Ali LaRock, is illustrating the poem, and producer/composer extraordinaire Kevin Smith is writing and recording a score. The final product will include Kevin’s music and Ali’s art along with me giving a dramatic reading of the poem.
We’ve been talking about this for a while–I think I first approached Ali about it nearly two years ago. Things have begun to move now, and we hope to have something tangible for you by October, because Halloween seems the best time to launch this little story on the world.
While I was in the Carolinas the first week of August, I spent some time at Kevin’s recording studio and did the narration. I was very pleased with the result, which was quite creepy and atmospheric. Here are some in-studio shots:
Kevin has since sent me the first snippet of music, and it’s really, mind-blowingly good. It’s only 25 seconds long, but it sounds like the love-child of Alfred Hitchcock and Danny Elfman. Ali’s preliminary sketches are due any day now.
I’ll keep you updated as we progress. I’m very excited about this project.