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Editing, editing…

May 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

I’m hard at work, editing the film. It’s coming together well, but it just takes time – lots of time!

I did receive a miniDV tape in the mail a few days ago from Veronique Chevalier and her filmmaking collaborator Jann Castor, containing Val’s interview footage, so I’ll be importing that into my computer and adding it to the film shortly!

It’s nice to see the film taking shape and I hope to be able to share it with the world soon!

Peas n’ luv,
– David

Goth in Japan – material to be added to the film soon!

April 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

I have recently made contact with a filmmaker in Japan who is interested in contributing some footage of the Japanese Goth scene to our film GOTH:insideOUT! The Goth scene in Japan is wild!

I’m happy to announce this addition to the film and will have more details coming in the future about this. This is one more step towards making GOTH:insideOUT an international look at the Goth scene.

Goth fashion show that will be in the film

April 11, 2010 in Interviews, Uncategorized

Here are a few pics I first posted on my other site (, but I wanted to show them here as well. They are from a fashion show that I filmed for GOTH:insideOUT with a couple of Gothic fashion designers (I’ll be including their interviews in the film). So, enjoy these frame-grabs from the video:

Goth fashion show image 1
S.I.N.S. Gothic Punk Fashion

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S.I.N.S. Gothic Punk Fashion

Goth fashion show image 1
S.I.N.S. Gothic Punk Fashion

Goth fashion show image 1
S.I.N.S. Gothic Punk Fashion

Goth fashion show image 1
Fluffer Designs

Goth fashion show image 1
Fluffer Designs

Goth fashion show image 1
Fluffer Designs

Goth fashion show image 1
Fluffer Designs

Goth fashion show image 1
S.I.N.S. Gothic Punk Fashion

Goth fashion show image 1
Fluffer Designs

New interview to be added: Veronique Chevalier AKA The "Weird Val" of Cabaret!

March 26, 2010 in Interviews, Uncategorized

Veronique Chevalier AKA The “Weird Val” of Cabaret has graciously agreed to be interviewed for the film GOTH:insideOUT!

She is very talented and unique in what she does, with her cabaret performances and also music (both on her own and with projects such as Polka Haunt Us). I’ve never seen or heard anything like it – and I like it!

Her work on “Polka Haunt Us: A Spook-tacular Compilation” was an official selection on the 51st Annual Grammy ballot,  and continues to gain more popularity and airplay every Halloween.  She writes and performs original cabaret songs, and also covers of rock songs as Edith Piaf might have done them. In addition, “Weird Val” writes parodies of well-known songs, in the same spirit of “Weird Al” Yankovic.

From her bio: “Being gonged off the premiere season of America’s Got Talent was irrefutable proof her gifts are wasted on the masses.”

We’ll get her take on what she does, sample some of her live performances, and hear about her observations on Goth and its evolutions.

Her Website is and also check out

I’m very happy to have her aboard!

Latest edit of the film

March 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Hi there,

I finally sat down with the latest edit of GOTH:insideOUT that Brandon, our editor,  gave me recently. It’s been very hectic for me the last week with me covering Canadian Music Week with a media pass and shooting a lot of video for that (see the blog for more), so it took me a while to get to it. Thanks to my buddy and fellow filmmaker Aldo’s input on the latest edit.

This is the second edit of the film and it was about 90 minutes long. That’s good progress from the initial assembly I did that clocked in at over 2 hours. Still, I’ve got footage to add, so we’ll have to do more trimming. It’s likely we’ll have a couple of different versions of the film (at least). I anticipate a 90 minute cut, a longer cut that runs around 2 hours, and then maybe a 1 hour cut if we need to do so for TV, fingers crossed. Then, I’m thinking of substantial extras on the DVD, as there is so much great footage that I’d like people to see.

The structure for the film is getting clearer and I know where I want to take it. So, it’s a matter of many hours to go in editing, working in some new footage, arranging it all in the proper sections, getting titles made, graphics, posters, DVD packaging, sourcing some needed photos, music and footage. It sounds more daunting than it is. There’s not much left to film, maybe a couple more interivews, and some additional footage that will be easy to get.

It’s coming along well! I’m pleased 🙂

I can’t wait until we can get this film out there into the world!


"GOTH:InsideOut" is a film on the Goth subculture

March 8, 2010 in Interviews, Uncategorized

Welcome to the blog for the film GOTH:insideOUT. Here I”ll be keeping you updated with our progress as we work on the film.  It’s a documentary, or as I like to call it a “gothumentary”. It’s due to be released later this year.

The film features interviews with:

Edward Ka-Spel of the Legendary Pink Dots, Baron Marcus of the Vampire Beach Babes, Nancy Kilpatrick author of The Goth Bible, Lance Goth (the past owner of Sanctuary Vampire Sex Bar, The Catacombs, The Vatikan), The Westborough Baptist Church, Noah Korda from Bats Day in the Fun Park, Michael Ratt (of The Dark Place Gothic Society, healer and musician), Nik Beat (poet, musician, broadcaster), Stella Sanders the designer of S.I.N.S. Gothic Punk Fashions, Mitch Krol (Beyond the Gates of Hell radio show, the band Masochistic Religion), members of the Goth scene world-wide, the band Freakency, Cad Gold Jr., photographer Hugues LeBlanc, DJ Todd (ex-Sanctuary Vampire Sex Bar DJ and Internet broadcaster with, Jo Kuczynska of Fluffer Designs, Veronique Chevalier AKA The “Weird Val” of Cabaret, author Liz Worth (author of “Treat Me Like Dirt”), and lots more! With video contributions from the Goth scene around the world!

I’ve been producing and directing this film since about 2002 (on and off), but it’s genesis goes farther back for me. I was first introduced to the Goth (or the Gothic) scene in Toronto, Canada, in the 1980’s. That was a great time for music to grow up with! Our local radio station CFNY used to play alternative music (before the word alternative was widely used).  But, it was one band and one song – “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus – which introduced me, my friends and a lot of people around the world to the Goth sound. Other bands too had a Gothy aesthetic at the time, like Sisters of Mercy, the Cure and bands like Ministry and Skinny Puppy pushed the dark sound into industrial. It was a great time for music!

Why is this film taking so long to make? That’s a question you may ask. It’s due to a few factors, namely that I’m producing it out of my own pocket and for the first few years it was largely my solo effort.  Also, many great people kept coming into my path to be interviewed for the film. But, the most important reason it’s been taking so long is that I want this film to be the best that it can be, and if that takes time, then so be it.

Goth bless,

David Sloma

Vegas Beach, circa 2004, Vatikan Club, Toronto. Photo by David Sloma

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