After an extremely long festival run, BrinkVision releases the absolute must-see documentary Despite the Gods (read our review from 2012), which goes behind the scenes of Jennifer Lynch filming the disastrous Hisss! in India.
Surrounded by a team of truly wonderful Indian crew, her 12-year-old daughter, and a cast of Bollywood stars, Lynch does her best to stay sane and guide the production through a minefield of disasters. Despite the Gods has been winning awards, and screening at over 40+ film festivals and conventions worldwide, now will be released on VOD and DVD May 19th!
Having made a few movies myself, it’s hard to watch the making of Hisss! and not feel awful for Lynch. You have to check this out. In the meantime, here’s new trailer to tease you…
“Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult film auteur David Lynch, made her auspicious directorial debut in 1993 with cult classic Boxing Helena. She was the youngest American woman to direct a feature film, and after that she took an extended hiatus. Fifteen years later, a recovering addict and hard-working single mother, Lynch returns to the director’s chair with an ambitious project that will test her skills and the entire crew’s sanity. Despite the Gods brings us behind the scenes on the set of Lynch’s Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man-eating snake goddess. In the spirit of LOST IN LA MANCHA and OVERNIGHT, Penny Vozniak, friend of one of the producers hired on to do behind-the-scenes on HISSS, ended up chronicling Lynch slowly losing her grip over a much-extended eight-month shoot.“