Starring : Serenity and Arwen Juneberry, Louise Silverweb, Coco Silverweb, Kai Baby Barineaux, Katina Cazalet, Mirko Panacek.
This movie is really a return to the type of film we've done before in some ways, and loved very much. Such as Pandora's Box, and The Widow. Not the same in genre, but the same in feelings for us as a studio. If you've followed Erotique Porn Productions you'll know our production team consists of myself, on the filming, editing, and special effects side. Arwen as a producer, developing stories, and developing the movies style and looks, and plots. Louise Silverweb writes, or works with Arwen on the stories, in this case both of them collaborating. Louise is also of course our set and prop builder.
It is heavily inspired by a cinematic feel as the other movies mentioned are also. I always love the whole erotique team working together to produce a final movie, and this is firmly back to that.
Our last movie, Love Juice was a huge film, with a cast of 23! A chance to work with many friends and those we've wanted to film with in our two years in Second Life Adult movies. "Stranger On A Train" is an old fashioned Erotique film in looks and feelings for us as we produced it. Which goes back to basics but still has a cast of friends on board.
The movie incorporates many inspirations from real life movies, as well as things we like in Second Life. As a movie lover, and a producer who tries hard to think outside the box i love Alfred Hitchcock. Techniques such as zooming a camera lens in while rolling a camera back in his movies are just some of the genuis on show by him. Something i already tried to emulate in the finale of the Widow when Arwen produces the dildo cross! I've tried hard to emulate him further in this film. Hitchcock's movies are light years ahead of their time, and just so cool. Once we'd settled on Black and White, my mind leaped to old cinema, and Hitchcock.
The Second Life influence side i think comes firmly in the Burlesque show sequence. I've loved that whole scene in Second Life since it became popular. I think it's as close as you can come to making movies but "live in world" so i always have appreciated and admired the Burlesque shows. The "Shows" the girls put on are built from the ground up to entertain, and turn us on. The Burlesque girls in SL do an amazing job. For me the best of the best is my friend Kai Baby. Once we got the story worked out and we knew we were having this sequence we knew we wanted Kai to come in and choreograph that segment. I intended editing in part of the music track and dance routine, and maybe releasing the full music video as a stand alone project. However i loved it too much to cut! Huge thanks have to go to kai for her role in this movie, so much so she goes beyond actress to have a production credit on the end titles.
Why is it in Black and White? Two reasons. It helps set the atmosphere for the era we wanted it set in. It generates the feelings and mood we wanted, and also i believe it can help a virtual world appear closer to real world views at times with some of the artificial colours and scenes removed from SL imagery. many photo's on Flickr for example you have to look twice at if they are B&W and taken in SL to know they are not "real". I was also hooked on B&W porn movies since seeing Emmanuelle Jameson's movies such as The Beautiful Ones, which back in days prior to the many new viewer effects we have now managed to generate some stunning scenes.
Because past movies we'd worked on such as Pandora's Box, and Pron were Sci Fi movies and had many effects, they stood out as Special effects projects with space ships flying around etc. However this movie and Love Juice have just as many special effects, or in some cases far more than both those movies. using green screen to build scenes, creating walking shots, and making the movie bigger in scope, such as in the train carriage. The special effects in Stranger on a train are not there for the sake of it, or for showing off, i think they blend in and help tell the story and make it what it is.
Other inspirations on this project have been Nikki Arlington, who is a genius in SL film, ( And a lovely person! ). The way she presented Sketched, was truly amazing. The lack of dialogue in Strangers on a train allowed me to use the comic book style speech. Which helps keep the movie flowing, in contrast to Love Juice which was a movie which had a lot of text. If sketched passed us by without inspiring the way a land mark movie should it would have been a shame. If i was interested before in experimenting with SL video, Nikki has sent it up another notch.
I hope this film entertains in the way a regular movie does, with one foot in the porn genre too. I've never waited so long to include a sex scene on any movie before. The sexy Burlesque show in the films intro i think balances the project out, and hopefully it works. I also hope it keeps us on target to keep evolving and building on our projects. Each one opening up new avenues to explore and incorporate into the next.
We're in Second Life to pursue a fantasy, being movie makers, and film stars is one we share. Something i doubt we'll enjoy in RL, so we will always try and be that here if nowhere else!
Cast Photo's after the Jump!!!