A Day in The Life of Timothy - Bizarre and Original Project
Horror Galore is really proud to introduce you today a very original project, we love to ride through the dark side of the moon and this web serie we introduce today is one of the most bizarre, underground, sick, awesome serie of clips we haven't seen in a while. So do you remember the band The Residents? they used to be anonymous and nobody actually knew who they were... today Horror Galore makes an interview with a group of people without a name, a crew based in Istanbul, Turkey and we're really proud to show all of this to you.
Q: “A day in the life of Timothy” what is that? how would you define it? a web serie? an art project? a horror movie?
A Day in the life of Timothy is a series of short films focusing on a central disturbed character, his split personalities and his unique take on reality. Currently the series is only available on Youtube.
Q: What do you usually have for breakfast?
Director: Nothing usually. I tend to skip to lunch.
Lead Actor: Full round of Turkish breakfast, eggs are a must.
Producer: Black coffee and cigarettes.
Q: The main character of the project is Timothy. Who is Timothy? tell me more about him.
Timothy is a disturbed psychotic young man. He appears to be living alone but never lonely. As such a day in his life, one might say, is never boring. In fact we have so far seen four of his different personalities; Pearl, Bloodyface, Featherface and Blank. And far from the usual daily routines his reality is peppered by a few unearthly characters such as the mothering ghost Drap and the mother of all evils Belinda Blank.
Q: A team of people developed Life of Timothy, do you want to introduce us the crew?
The director is the creator of the series and the owner of the vision. The storyline is worked on as a group including the director, a psychologist (lead actor) and a digital anthropologist (producer). Everybody is acting.
Q: Do you believe in Aliens or demons or ghosts? What’s your connection with paranormal world?
Producer: Although a staunch realist, I have had very real and frightening experiences with sleep paralysis so I would classify myself as a very confused non-believer.
Lead Actor: Not during my day job. I'm however convinced of the power of such beliefs. I am mesmerised when I hear these stories which is quite often due to my profession, I see them as defences against some deep rooted personal issues. This has always been my approach to the paranormal. Maybe, at some point, I'm being defensive myself.
Director: Only on Fridays, which is usually shooting day and I often lose my shit. In all seriousness I'm more interested in occult and esotericism. As for the aliens, I'm a confirmed space freak, but purely rooted in science so time can only tell.
Q: This website is about horror culture and horror movies. What is your connection with horror movies? Have you always been a horror maniac?
Lead Actor: I was both amazed and terrified of horror movies throughout my childhood. Scared me shitless. That's what drew me to psychology. As an adult, that's my favourite genre which I consume religiously.
Producer: I was a teenager during the 80's, I was lucky enough to watch so many classics in the cinema as they came out. Horror, though fascinating, is always something I prefer in company, if you see what I mean (chicken)
Director: I wrote six paragraphs, the team got bored, so the answer is YES :)
Producer: Seriously, I don't think there is a horror movie out there that he hasn't seen.
Q: Our audience want to know about your movies tastes… what’s your favorite horror movie and, if possible, your favorite director?
Lead Actor: Found-footage is my go-to horror genre. The Blair Witch Project is my favourite of all time. I'm also a die-hard fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer series.
Director: My childhood trauma was caused by the original Evil Dead (1981) And my all-time favourite is all the Nightmare on Elm Street films. I'm also a fan of found-footage genre but the classics are called classics for a reason, right? My favourite director is not necessarily a horror director but a great visionary, the master of suspense, Sir Alfred Hitchcock.
Lead Actor: Spot the three split personalities above.
Producer: Carrie, The Exorcist, The Omen, and of course Freddie has haunted me for a long long time. My favourite horror director has to be Wes Craven.
Q: If you had to start over with another job what would you choose?
Director: An astrophysicist.
Lead Actor: A librarian.
Producer: A florist.
Q: Your project looks interesting and, on the other hand, really disturbing and sick to me, where did you take the inspiration for it? I would say David Lynch early movies…
Director: Thanks for the compliment. I'm also a fan of David Lynch. My vision does not have one single point of inspiration, it's an homage to all the various tricks, characters and directorial language of the horror genre. For instance, the stories of doomsday cults, flawed yet evil characters and visuals that make the terrifying beautiful all inspire me. I am also a black metal fan and I like Shaye Saint John. Briefly anything that makes me feel uneasy is inspiring to me.
Q: Are you playing with the psychology of your audience? hidden fears, subliminal figures…?
Lead Actor: Firstly I can say that we're doing our best to make the audience feel like they're looking at material they shouldn't be looking at. But I definitely wouldn't call our material subliminal in any way. It is manifested content, a raw and naked vision of a psychotic man. What the audience sees is what Timothy himself personally experiences. Some elements of these experiences may seem uncanny, fragmented, creepy or hilarious to the audience, but they are plain reality for Timothy. There are calculated characteristics in each of Timothy's personalities that symbolise parts of his pathology. For example Featherface is white and soft for a reason, he represents the needy, infantile and melancholic side of Timothy.
In short every detail is there for a reason and open to interpretation.
Q: What can you tell us about A day in the Life of Timothy for the future? what’s going to happen about that?
Director: There's a surprising turn of events coming in season 2. Stay tuned.
Q: Share a dream with us. About your work or anything else.
Lead Actor: A call from Ryan Murphy or Sigmund Freud.
Producer: An Oscar.
Director: Freddy vs. Timothy
This is one of the smartest interview we've made.
If you want to watch A Day in the Life of Timothy just check the link here:
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TIMOTHY YOUTUBE PAGE