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Lab Ky Mo's is a director that was editing the fine cut of his first feature when I met him. 9 Dead Gay Guys is a very silly film about you know what and containing you know what but the risk he's taken on it appealed to me greatly. Despite managing a crew of 50 professionals and an odd but profile cast including Fish from Marillion, Stephen Berkoff, Michael Praed and Carol Decker he managed to shoot the whole shebang for £160,000. When Lab called me over to Goldcrest he said, in a thick Belfast accent, "Don't be shocked when you meet me, I'm actually Chinese." I was shocked but it was mainly due to the scenes I witnessed on the Avid - it was the morning after my 25th birthday after all. A man, in the throws of retching, was attempting to suck off a delirious Pakistani with personal hygiene issues. Of course you don't see anything but I wasn't expecting it that's all. PS - Goldcrest is weird. Downstairs is your common or garden chrome splashed reception - one enters a minute lift and steps out into an apartment block. I quickly understood my directions to, ''flat 5, second on the right.''
Pretty cool I thought.