Friday, November 14, 2014

Graphic Novel-Turned Award-Winning Film From Writer/Director John Bergin

(November 13, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records has released the FROM INSIDE – GARY NUMAN SPECIAL EDITION DVD.  The film adaptation of the 1994 graphic novel has screened in over 35 international film festivals.  John Bergin, the writer/illustrator of the novel, wrote, directed and animated the film.
FROM INSIDE may be the most faithful film adaptation of a comic book. Bergin described; “The animation in the film is created directly from the original artwork. I strove to make the film look like ‘paintings that move.’ I wanted to maintain the emotional impact that comes with having artwork be read as a substitute for reality. Watching the film feels exactly like reading a comic.”
FROM INSIDE is the story of Cee, a young pregnant woman who finds herself on a damaged train slowly transcribing its way across a bleak post-apocalyptic landscape.  Flood, war, starvation and a plague of death threaten the train’s passengers.  Cee struggles through these dangers while coping with the memory of her lost husband and the imminent birth of her child. 
John Bergin’s life has been spent creating art.  Both a writter/illustrator of comics and a musician, most notably in the band Trust Obey, Bergin originally conceived FROM INSIDE as a graphic novel.  After writing/illustrating the comic ASHES, Bergin went to Tundra (the publishing company founded by Kevin Eastman, creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) who published FROM INSIDE  in 1994.  At the same time, Trust Obey was signed to Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records. 
Towing both artistic lines, Bergin created the comics series GOLGOTHIKA, ROT FROM THE STARS, DEATH OF A WITCH, and COCCYX, while simultaneously working on a number of musical projects including a WARHAMMER 40K score, Tertium Non Data (featuring Pam Bricker), Lolo, and Blackmouth (with Jarboe of Swans). He has also worked as an animator for Hallmark and created short films which have screened at festivals such as The Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Temecula, Seattle, The TED conference, and a special children's film program at The Smithsonian. Bergin is an in-demand graphic artist, creating hundreds of movie posters, book and album covers.  He is currently working on a new comic and soundtrack series called WEDNESDAY.
In 2008 Bergin decided to adapt FROM INSIDE to screen.  The film played the festival circuit from 2008-2010 – earning numerous awards including Best Animated Film at SITGES, Best Feature at Utopiales and Winner: First Feature at Fantasia. In 2014, Bergin had the film re-scored by legendary recording artist Gary Numan and Ade Fenton.
Lakeshore Records presents FROM INSIDE – GARY NUMAN SPECIAL EDITION DVD, available through and other online retailers. 

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