Not only is Ken Russell not dead, he’s back behind the camera. The 82 year old mad genius has shot a new short film called Boudica Bites Back, about the Celtic queen who waged war against Rome in Britain. Don’t get too excited; like the rest of Russell’s latest work Boudica Bites Back is done fast and cheap, but it’s still a step up from the ‘camcorder in my garage’ aesthetic of Fall of the Louse of Usher.
There’s no trailer yet but the producer’s page has a bunch of stills; the short was done on green screen, and marks Russell’s first foray into HD and green screen.
Click here to look at the tons of behind the scenes pictures of Russell and his wacky crew at work.