The Making of
BIG MEAT EATER
Thursday, April 29, 1982
Michael Walsh, Reeling Back
"WE DECIDED TO DO this film two years ago," says Christopher Windsor, 33, director of Big Meat Eater. "We knew right from the start that it had to be a midnight movie. "The midnight audience has become a market force," says the picture's producer, Laurence Keane, 32. It's an audience that "doesn't want slick Hollywood films, doesn't want established stars, wants something that's different and, usually, likes music."
Big Meat Eater, originally titled The Butcher of Burquitlam, cost a modest $150,000. Shot in White Rock, Steveston and Vancouver during December, 1980, it will be screened for an invitational audience Friday evening [April 30, 1982] and publicly premiered May 7.
Set in Burquitlam, "the small appliance capital of the world," it is an attempt to marry the mood of British Ealing comedy from the 1950s with American teenaged monster movies to produce a new-wave musical. "It is," agree Windsor and Keene, "a bizarre movie."
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