Michael Huling

Decay at the Denver Film Festival

November 11, 2015

This weekend, I had the chance to attend the first showing of a feature film I worked on, Decay, written and directed by Joseph Wartnerchaney. I did the production design for this psychological thriller, and we filmed in Colorado. This was a challenging project because although we were working with a super low budget, we wanted the film to look like a million bucks. It appears that hard work paid off, because as one reviewer put it:

Even if the acting was important, the artistic delight of the film is also one of the key components that makes Decay a must see for horror and thriller fans, or any film lover who can handle a little bugs and gore. For the most part, the film is shot-for-shot impeccably made, with graphic colors and dazzling sound that create chilling affects. . . 

The greatest aspect of the plot was the “Show, Don’t Tell” method of writing, that relied on visuals more than dialogue. 

–Nick Arno, Cinema Adrift

Decay is set to release sometime in 2016 (more details soon), but in the meantime, here are a couple photos from the festival!

Q & A Decay Denver Film Fest

“Decay” at Denver Film Fest. L to R: Jason Linkow, Jason Knauf, Cole Huling, Michael Haskins, Mike Huling, Jeff Huling

Denver Film Fest Late Night Lounge Mike Huling

Decay production designer Mike Huling talking to Tony Shawcross of Denver Open Media.

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