Rabid is the 2019 feature film remake of’ David Cronenberg’s film of the same name. Directed by the Soska sisters, this was a horror film that wasn’t afraid of – or rather revelled in – overtly looking like one. For instance, the colour palette was black and red. My graphic design work for this film included logos for both a fashion label and their new horror-inspired collection “Shadenfreude,” branding for a sinister lab masquerading as a cosmetic surgery clinic, a slew of fashion magazines, and a Twin Peaks themed diner menu. The name “Burroughs Clinic” was indeed an intentional reference, as was the Champagne label reading “Eastern Promises,” not to mention the degree in Occult Psychology (or some similar thing) from Miskatonic University.
About The Riftworld Chronicles
The Riftworld Chronicles is a sci-fi/fantasy web series in which a struggling journalist (Erin Karplunk of Being Erika) teams up with a dimension-traveling wizard (Tahmoh Penikett of Battlestar Galactica) who is stuck in our world without his magic powers. She helps him on his quest to return home in exchange for the rights to his story. When a rift between the realms opens up and fantastical foes invade, they are forced to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds, and their fates, together.
Canadian Screen Award
|Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Fiction
Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith
First Love Films
April 21, 2017