WELCOME TO REALITY KLAUS BARBIE
RUNNING TIME: 15 MINS
Three terrible girls gather together to prepare for a night on the town, things take a dark turn when a figure from the past appears.
This time, in a series of challenges to learn film form, Peacock decided to use dialogue, dubbing, four characters and personalities for the first time. All of the female roles are performed by men and only one of their voices is performed by a woman. None of the cast owned any of the clothing these characters would wear so a lot of preproduction time was spent shopping and purchasing make-up. Iain Anderson shaved his chest for the role. The production attracted a lot of attention from their friends and family who wanted to see the cast in full costume. For the first time there is a small amount of decoration to the setting to create a Christmas feel. This film remains the most seen and viewed work from Peacock's back catalogue. A remake is being mooted.
Making this was even more fun than Nightmare. The makeup, hair, costume, prancing and preening. It was influenced by the 60s underground cinema of America with its low budget aesthetic and frequent use of drag actors. It’s probably the only film I’ve made with my sense of humour directly represented onscreen, something I want to do more in my future work. I still don’t know why this film has so many online views; it isn’t famous, perhaps it’s the title or the stills of men in drag? It’s is technically poor in the sound department as it was my first time recording using a microphone and the audio was painstakingly dubbed over two months in an outdated fashion. I’m looking forward to loosely remaking this and this time with the sole male character played by a woman.