The idea for Doctor
Rigormorto started a long, long time ago and it grew every year... The
character of Doctor Rigormorto got his start waaaaay back in 1982. I was working
as a Ghost Host at a Haunted House called The Caine Manor. This was the first
time I had put on Horror make up. I was 17 and as that year progressed, I
started formulating ideas for the character to make him even more creepy. Scott
We will be premiering a One Minute Commercial of the TV
Doctor Rigormorto's Emporium of Terror
Ottawa Geek Market
on a Big Screen TV at our booth! I just finished spending the day yesterday
cutting it all together with the show producer and editor
and I must say... it LOOKS FANTASTIC!
Here is a photo of Doctor Rigormorto
interacting with Melvin (Joe Silvaggio) during one of the scenes
on the Show. This is a first glimpse at the actual filming of
the TV Show inside of Castle Rigormorto...
Our Director of Photography Karl Roeder ready for
action! This pic was taken on the set during first day of principal
Behind The Scenes #4 - The corpse
that Doctor Rigormorto's best fiend lives inside of..
Behind The Scenes
#5 - Doctor Rigormorto filming a scene with Melvin Fiddleman.
Director Chris Mullington watches monitor while DOP (Director of
Photography) Karl Roeder sets up shot.
Today we proudly introduce one of the
character actors on the show!
Joe Silvaggio plays Melvin Fiddleman the TV Executive. Joe was
the perfect choice for the roll, he is very identifiable and a
Equally adept in the fields of music and acting Joe Silvaggio
began his career as an orchestral percussionist. From the
early age of 15 he found himself backing world renowned artists
such as Shirley Jones, Cleo Laine, Dionne Warwick, and Emmylou
Harris. He's also had the great pleasure of backing comedy
legends Victor Borge, Don Harron and Howie Mandel.
Desiring a need to expand his creative outlets, Joe also
pursued his love of acting. Variety is a word easily
descriptive of his many roles in this world. From a vigilante
Knight for hire in Allan Moyle's Weirdsville, a corrupt
assistant coach in CBC's MVP, to roles in Resident Evil
Apocalypse and the psychological thriller Torment. Joe has
firmly established himself as a consummate character actor.
Recently Joe has completed work with the team behind the
Ginger Snaps trilogy and is thrilled to have also completed
work on Hellions, a Bruce McDonald fever dream, which has just
had it's world premier at the Sundance Film Festival.
Soon you will see more of Joe and see why he fits perfectly in
our sordid world. We know you will enjoy his character
Melvin…. he has a few surprises up his sleeve!
proudly introduce another wonderful character on Doctor
Rigormorto's Emporium of Terror...
Jessica Huether plays Desdemona, the Franken-daughter of
Jessica is an actress and producer, known for her work in
theatre, independent film, and web videos. No stranger to the
horror comedy genre, she cut he teeth on stage as Ophelia in
Carnival Diablo, before making her film
debut in Raiders of the Lost
However, Jessica may be best known for her work in web video,
both behind and in front of the camera. She has co-starred in
web-series, as well as a number of digital shorts, including
the award-winning short, The Hunter. She also created and
stars in the hit web series "The Opinionated Monsters,"
currently entering its second season.
As you will see, sometimes Monsters can be Quirky and
Strangely Beautiful. Jessica's character Desdemona will make
the color Green... the new Black.
And now... we
proudly introduce Doctor Rigormorto's daughter, Desdemona
some of the best body parts he could find)
Desdemona is a Franken-Girl...
who may not
have a proper grasp of speech,
but has the
same appetite as any fine young cannibal.
Here is your first glimpse at this strange young lady...
photo credit- W. Thomas Leroux
And now we
proudly introduce Doctor Rigormorto's sidekick and Laboratory
Assistant... Humphrey! Loyal to a fault, Humphrey does the Evil
Doctors bidding, and secretly harbors a ghoul crush for
photo credit- W. Thomas Leroux
Behind The Scenes #6- The fun on the
set was infectious.
Here, Chris Mullington the Director shares some words of wisdom
with Desdemona between scenes.
Behind The Scenes #7- A look at the set detail in part
of the castle...
Behind the scenes #8- Transforming into
the nefarious Doctor Rigormorto!
The process takes 4 hours.
Behind the scenes #9 Chris Mullington
brings Gored to life.
We have plans for a few other puppet characters on future
episodes... and maybe even some stop motion animation
Click on above Image to Watch
Dr. Rigormortor TV Commercial
Behind The Scenes #10 A shot during
Behind The Scenes #11- The Doctor
Rigormorto's Emporium of Terror set lit and ready to go.
Scott McClelland built this set in 4 weeks.
Behind The Scenes #12- Going over a
scene before filming.
Behind The Scenes #13- Filming a scene
was always a treat because the whole crew worked like a well
oiled machine. There would be up to 9 people working behind the
scenes to make the Show look as great as it does.
Behind The Scenes #14- Scott McClelland
as Mirrormorto preparing to film as the Genie in the Mirror.
Behind The Scenes #15- chatting between
scenes. The stories were flowing fast and furious during our
Let the sculpting begin!
Here is a pic of the
progress on the Doctor Rigormorto bust I am sculpting. I have
not started working on the hair or beard yet. And there is a
long way to go with the detailing... but it's a start.
The sculpt of Doctor Rigormorto's bust
is slowly taking shape. I still have to work on the hair and
beard and a ton of detailing... but I am starting to like parts
of it. I will keep working on it until it is juuuuust right!
I am now on the final stretch of the
Doctor Rigormorto sculpt. Working on the hair, then the texture
of the skin and little details and it will be ready for casting.
For one brief moment we thought it
might be a good idea to be like the Hit TV Show 'Glee'... but
then Desdemona starting eating a cameraman and Doctor Rigormorto
pulled out his Plutonium Death Ray and pointed it at the writers
and all HELL broke loose.
Doctor Rigormorto about to have a
friend for Dinner. (an actual screen shot from the Pilot
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