In a sparsely outfitted operating theater, lead actor, E.S. Pierce, stands holding a blood-covered sledgehammer. He is continually jumping up and down or running in place in order to maintain being out of breath for the impending scene. Behind the camera, director/writer Richard Valentine confers in hushed tones with producer/actress/makeup artist, Jessica Von. Their conversation is intense, but united by the desire to make a kickass horror film – with or without a substantial budget.