I absolutely hated Jennifer Lynch’s Hisss, which quietly snuck into Red Box’s across the Nation last October. It’s hard to pinpoint what went wrong, but there were some warning signs last January when it was reported that the flick, starring Mallika Sherawat as snake woman who can take on various forms, was taken away from Lynch in the editing stage.
The film sucks, and we know this, but that’s beyond the point. Apparently a film crew caught all of the behind-the-scenes drama on camera!
Penny Vozniak directs Despite the Gods, a documentary on Hiss set to premiere at the Canadian film festival Hot Docs this coming April.
The below trailer is 110% better than Hisss…
“ ‘Despite the Gods’ brings us behind the scenes on the set of Lynch’s Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man-eating snake goddess. Out of her depth shooting on location with an Indian crew and two top Bollywood stars, Lynch turns her production into a vehicle for her own self-actualization, paying no regard to timeline, budget or reality. As the story in front of the camera derails, the story behind the camera explodes.”
We’ll let you know when it’s acquired for U.S. distro.