From cult author and filmmaker Neil Gaiman--the endlessly creative genius behind the otherworldly film fantasy MirrorMask, The Sandman graphic novels, the BBC-TV series Neverwhere, and the U.S. adaptation of Princess Mononoke--comes A SHORT FILM ABOUT JOHN BOLTON, a darkly hip and hilarious film which explores the question that torments artists of every medium: Where do your ideas come from?
Renowned artist John Bolton s paintings of voluptuous she-vampire nudes have earned this quiet eccentric a reputation for having a damaged imagination. BBC radio personality Jonathan Ross buys his pieces, which leads interviewer extraordinaire Marcus Brigstocke to find out what the appeal is in Bolton s beautiful (but terrifying) artwork. Why does Bolton demand that his gallery monsterpieces speak for themselves? What does he do with that ornamental knife that he carries everywhere. Will Marcus ever learn how to operate the camera?
Smart and stylish, writer/director Neil Gaiman s A SHORT FILM ABOUT JOHN BOLTON is an unforgettable oddity. And, also for the first time on DVD Live at the Aladdin--a feature-length recording of Gaiman s October 2000 benefit performance, including interviews with Gaiman s colleagues and fans.
Commentary Track with Director Neil Gaiman and Actor Marcus Brigstocke; Live At The Aladdin: Feature Length Benefit Performance by Neil Gaiman; The Making of John Bolton Interview with Neil Gaiman; John Bolton Photo Gallery; Neil Gaiman Audio Recording: Drawn In Darkness; Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
About the Director
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.