I’ve wanted to get a peek at this poster for some time since the Debra Hill Film Festival was announced. Granted available tickets for the event are now sparse, unless you’re willing to pony up the $500 for the remaining VIP seating or luck out with some regular admission .If you are willing, or find a way to secure some tickets, on October 27th at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, California, a benefit screening for the Debra Hill Fellowship is being held. The Debra Hill Fellowship is a grant named after the late producer and is awarded annually to a young producer graduating from an accredited graduate film program with a producing-specific curriculum. The event itself is sponsored officially by the Producer’s Guild of America and they had this to say, “Recipients of the Fellowship are selected by the PGA’s Debra Hill Fellowship Committee and awarded based on candidates’ professional promise and personal reflection of Debra Hill’s legacy of humanism and activism.”
To commemorate the film festival, various films are being shown, one of which is the original slasher Halloween (1978). The film is being shown in 35mm and as an added bonus John Carpenter himself will be in attendance. To help bolster the uniqueness of ticket sales, Mondo has commissioned Australian artist Ken Taylor to design/create a poster that comes with your seat purchase. A regular ticket will secure you a regular edition of the poster, while VIP seating gets you both the regular and variant. Taylor is no stranger to Mondo’s quest of marrying art with movie posters and has provided some exemplary work through his ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’, ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Gremlins’ posters, just to name a few. So if you’re in LA and somehow can make the event, do check it out. And check out Taylor’s poster below.