Nobody Loves Alice writer/director takes on Outlaw Publisher Turned Filmmaker's Shocking Story of Love, Murder, and Utter Despair.
LOS ANGELES, CA—In the 1990s, perhaps no independent publisher partied as hard, shook the industry's foundations, or endured more public and private turmoil than Boneyard Press founder and president Hart D. Fisher. While the man Hero Illustrated dubbed 'The Most Dangerous Man In Comics' was interviewed in virtually every comics trade publication and on mainstream TV programs like Larry King Live , The Jerry Springer Show, and the Sally Jesse Raphael Show, Fisher always held back. Some subjects were too personal; too painful to broach. Living on the edge for the better part of a decade, there were stories behind the stories, skeletons in the closet, and bloody ghosts that continue to haunt him to this day.
When Roger Scheck began looking for his next feature film project, after his searing directorial debut (Nobody Loves Alice), he was brought to a dead stop upon meeting the controversial publisher turned filmmaker. For the first time ever, he opens up about subjects that still bear scars as fresh as when they first formed. The murder of his first love & live in girlfriend during filming of his debut feature film, The Garbage Man; the legal battles fought over the publication of his Jeffrey Dahmer comics; the events which led to a threatened KKK protest march on his home in Illinois; what brought him out to Los Angeles and eventually led to him running the show at rock superstar Glenn Danzig's Verotik and the creation of the most controversial comic book in 50 years (Verotika #4's "A Taste of Cherry"), the shut down of Planet Comics in Oklahoma City, the true story behind Hart D. Fisher's "Death" in a 1998 April Fools Day prank gone wrong, discovering a young Gerard (My Chemical Romance Frontman) Way and taking the young artist (at the tender age of 15) under his wing, the decade long legal battle to keep the murderer of his first love in prison. If Fisher kept a lid on some of the subjects in his life, which at the time had him on the brink, that lid has been ripped off and thrown aside in this shocking new documentary project helmed by Roger Scheck.
"What was going on in my life—the real story, the behind-the-scenes," Fisher says, "is something only a few people really know. Some friends, my Dad (who passed away in 2005), Joe Monks…not a lot of people outside my inner circle had any idea what was going on. Both the good stuff and the things that made my life a living hell."
Not surprisingly, when Fisher began to consider revealing some of the details for his new television show, American Horrors, even more spilled out than anticipated. Says longtime friend and frequent co-collaborator Joe Monks, whose own feature film (The Bunker) Fisher co-produced, "What Hart's finally letting out will blow your mind. This is the kind of interview you'd see on 60 Minutes in its heyday, or in PLAYBOY--if they had the guts to print it just the way Hart tells it. It's funny, it's shocking, it's an emotional rollercoaster. Be prepared when this documentary is finished—it's not some fluff piece about a guy who's accomplished a lot. This is riveting story about a man who survived his worst nightmares and changed an entire industry. This is the real deal, warts and all."
Filmmaker, bouncer, post house CEO and perhaps the most controversial figure in comic books since William M. Gaines. Hart Fisher has the kind of stories roadies for the Rolling Stones envy. And he's finally telling them all.
To see the interview that started it all off, check out it out at the new site (with all new pictures and youtube clips):
Nobody Loves Alice director, Roger Scheck, grew up in McAlester Oklahoma where his interest in film was spawned by a close friend. While attending the North Carolina School of the Arts (Majoring in Cinematography) Scheck wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, Nobody Loves Alice. This film was shot on location in Winston-Salem, NC in 12 days over the winter break of his senior year of college. This film has since been picked up by Indie Pictures, a child of Warner, and is currently being re-mastered for it's television debut in 17 countries across Europe and Asia.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008