Directed by Trent Duncan creator of the "Online Film School Bootcamp" and most widely known for his epic horror fan film battles, pinning Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Michael Myers against each other.Jason vs Michael will be the 5th installment of his versus series per request by the fans.
The role of Michael Myers was played by Michigan native & seasoned model/actor Ryan Monnier.Ryan's love of the Halloween series definitely helped him prepare for this role. "I've been a Michael Myers fan since I was a kid. My older brother & I would watch scary movies in the basementgrowing up & the Halloween movies were one of the first ones that really resonated with me. So whenI told my brother that I was cast as Michael Myers for this film he said to me "you wont even need to practice lol".
I did however prepare for the role by studying the original films & reading though comments on YouTubeas to which version of Michael Myers was the favorite. In my research it appears that the majority vote goes to the Halloween 2 version of Michael. So I truly hope that the hardcore fans of the franchise notice the subtletiesof my work as I tried my best to pay homage to the best versions of Michael"
The role of Jason was played by actor Cheyenne Hess, who also created the costume worn in this film by hand.Cheyenne originally made this unbelievable Jason getup as a Halloween costume back in 1990. Over the years it's upgraded & used for many comic cons, events & films. Ryan Monnier recounts: "Working with Cheyenne was a great time! We are both huge fans in the world of Horror so it made working together a natural fit. There'd be times on set where Trent would say "how would the character move in this situation?" so between Cheyenne & I we had a fountain of Jason & Michael knowledge that helped with scenes. His Jason costume is SO LEGIT! Up close it's like you're really
staring at Jason F'n Voorhees. So when we'd be standing there in a scene outside in the woods when he was doing all the signature Jason heavy breathing & mannerisms I would be grinning ear to ear under my mask thinking how incredible this is lol".
This short film is expected to release in the Spring of 2015. With Trents most recent project on YouTube amassing some 4 million views there's high hopes for this fan requested film.
Ryan Monnier: "I'm really excited to see the finished product! First because I am one of those fans who's always wanted to see this battle of Jason Vs Michael, but also because of all the hard work that went into the project. We were fortunate to have such talented actors involved as Rebecca Rose who played lead heroine "Anna Marie". As well as expert stunt choreographers Anthony Giovanni Elias & Bill Asbury of Genesis Action/Stunts who totally saved our butts & made the fight scenes as epic
as possible. Kaylee Swisher created our unbelievable Special FX & Diana Sacoto Larriva captured all this great BTS footage, among countless others who made this project possible.
Below is a list of those I've mentioned in the article and there Facebook accounts/websites
For more information on those involved please follow the links below
Anthony Giovanni Elias
Diana Sacoto Larriva