Metalheads rejoice! Since 2004, Vincent Castiglia has been painting surreal images in his own blood. His images examine life, death, and the human condition. From Waterfront Productions, comes the feature documentary Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia by filmmaker John Borowski (H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer).
The reasons why Castiglia began painting in blood are explored in this emotional rollercoaster ride portrayed on film. From childhood abuse to debilitating drug use, Castiglia paints with pieces of himself both literally and metaphorically. Borowski states:
“This is a deeply personal film for Vincent and I am honored to have worked closely with him on the film. I feel many people will see this film as inspirational, even though it is a dark ride through pain and suffering. Vincent’s life journey, much like his art, reflects both the dark and ultimately the light that shines through the darkness.”
Comedian and actress Margaret Cho, who commissioned Castiglia to paint her portrait in her blood, is interviewed in the film. Other celebrities featured in the film are Gregg Allman, Damien Echols, Kerry King & Gary Holt of Slayer, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, and record executive Michael Alago. After a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign, production of the film spanned from 2014 to 2017, filming on location in the United States (New York City, Los Angeles, Louisiana, Chicago, Oregon) and worldwide (Singapore and Switzerland). Borowski was honored to film in the Switzerland studio and museum of legendary artist H.R. Giger, who designed the iconic Xenomorph for the 20th Century Fox movie, Alien. Borowski is currently seeking U.S. and International distribution for Bloodlines.
For more information, check out the film website here.