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Shade Rupe

Shade Rupe [left] with Zamora the Torture King

Biographical information

Throughout 2009 and 2010, SHADE RUPE produced the Deep Red International Festival of Fantastic Film in Seattle and Portland, programmed the 26th Olympia Film Festival, served as Chairman of the International Jury at the 15th Lund International Festival of Fantastic Film in southern Sweden, curated a weekend film festival at Sundance, coproduced the four-city Ken Russell tour Russellmania! along with Fantasia, Lincoln Center, the American Cinematheque, and Rue Morgue, wrote the feature film Fear Factory in 3-D, was a guest at the Night Visions festival in Helsinki, and completed this book. He also edited the Funeral Party books and had done a mess of other stuff. A few of his favorite films are Performance, The Devils, Zardoz, All That Jazz, Stardust Memories, and The Hourglass Sanitorium, and favorite musicians he’s seen live include Whitehouse, Krzysztof Penderecki, Gary Numan, The Master Musicians of Bukkake, Diamanda Galás, and The Black Angels. He travels a lot and shares a Manhattan apartment with an actor and a chinchilla.

Shade Rupe's blog: shaderupe.com»

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T is for Trick

In 2011, Shade Rupe made the short film T is for Trick for Drafthouse Films' short film competition series 'the ABCs of Death: 26 Directors, 26 ways to die'. Clive Barker said this about Shade's entry:

Hey there Shade,

That was an elegantly shot, sharply edited and strongly conceived and directed four minutes of film-making. Colour me impressed. You managed to imply a whole range of character options for us, from which entirely plausible narrative solutions spilled. Very fine, courageous work from you and your actors. I hit the heart to say I'd been there. I hope it helps and i will certainly make sure my guys do the same.

Bloody good work, my friend.

Clive Barker

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Dark Stars Rising: Conversations from the Outer Realms by Shade Rupe is a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with unique and free-thinking artists. Working in different media, countries, constraints, and freedoms, the vortex here is created by New York film writer Shade Rupe, known for his avant interests and the cultural realm he inhabits with his Funeral Party books. Everyone in this collection has produced artifacts that affect the heart, mind, soul, and future. Buy the book»

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