The Woman With Centipede Eyes

A cinematic love letter to Italian Genre films. A Lance Madzey Film. Written by Dick Grunert (Adventure Time, The Trap). Starring Michael Champion (Campbell). Michael Campbell (born in Anderson, Indiana) started his public career as a singer, songwriter and musician in Detroit. In 1967 with a short-lived band called 'The Abstract Reality', a 45 rpm single Love Burns Like A Fire Inside was released. That track is used in this film with Michael's kind permission. He became an actor by the name Michael Champion and since 1979 played in several TV series and films such as Diagnosis Murder (1993), Matlock (1989), and The Flash (1991), History of the World: Part I (1981), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Total Recall (1990) and Toy Soldiers (1991), and video game characters like the terrorist in Flash Traffic: City of Angels (1994) and 'Wolf' in Maximum Surge (1996). Starring Rhiannon Deirdre Mary Harrigan. She is an Alternative Model from Portland , OR. She is an Official Portland Spokesmodel for ARMADA • A Role Model Against Domestic Abuse.

  • Lance Madzey
  • Dick Grunert
    The Trap, Adventure Time
  • Rod Meek
  • Michael Champion
    Key Cast
    "The Creep"
    Total Recall, Beverly Hills Cop
  • Rhinannon Harrigan
    Key Cast
    "The Woman"
    Gothesque Magazine Royals Edition March 2015
  • Josh Feezer
    Director of Photography
    Shangri-La, States of Undress, The Apprentice
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Lance Madzey

Lance Madzey has been teaching film and television for 24 years in Casper Wy. He created and ran the Wyoming High School Short Film Festival for 21 years in Casper. Festival Judges were flown in from Hollywood to screen, judge the student work, and offer workshops in their professional fields. Many student winners have go onto professional film/tv careers all over the world. Madzey produced and directed the feature film, "Stanley" which had its world premiere at the Rialto Theatre in Casper Wyoming in November of 2010.

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Director Statement

The film is crafted in the Italian “giallo” (meaning yellow) style, in celebration of some of Grunert and Madzey’s favorite horror films.

“Lance and I were roommates at Columbia College – Chicago,” Grunert said. “We both loved horror movies, which was kind of frowned upon at film school where you’re supposed to love ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘The Seventh Seal’, so we became instant friends.”

He wrote the first draft of the script in 2010 and Madzey applauds Grunert’s patience in waiting for the right moment to get it off paper and on camera.

“I think I was going through a giallo phase and wanted to write something inspired by the films of Dario Argento,” Grunert said.

“[W]hen Lance contacted me about directing it himself, I was more than happy to give it to him. I knew he was also a fan of these types of movies and would knock it out of the park.”

The film’s director of photography Josh Freezer worked on the film “States of Undress” and visual CGI effects are being done by Eli Dorsey, who did work on “We Are Still Here.”

They helped Madzey visually make use of some of the giallo elements found in Grunert’s script.