Shot outdoors in the summer of 2003, "Born for Death" was Brandt Street Studios most ambitious project to date, and won "Best of the Fest" honors at the 2004 Chicago Horror Film Festival. With a microscopic budget that went mainly towards fake blood and pig intestines, this epic exercise in guerrilla filmmaking explores the brutality of man, the perils of scientific advancements, and most importantly, how ridiculously awesome blood looks when it shoots out of people. Features strapping young men in kilts, grotesque predators, savage combat, and an average of one gallon of blood for every two minutes of screen time. Written by
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A full shooting script was prepared prior to production, though it centered around the Last Civil Man traversing a river in a raft. On the first shooting day, the creek substituting for the river proved too shallow, and paint began chipping off the raft. From that point on, the script was set aside and most of the film was largely improvised. See more