The “ABCs of Death 2” is a forthcoming sequel to a highly successful countdown through the alphabet of the horror, humor and beauty of death. The film is currently in the works and has selected 25 independent directors to take part in the project, but as there are 26 letters in the alphabet, the project needs one additional film and a local filmmaker hopes that with your help, his can be the one.

“M is for Music” is a horror flick created by L. Gustavo Cooper and team, right here in Jacksonville, Florida. The story is a short film, lasting just a little over three minutes, that provides the same intrigue and climax of any great, full-length horror classic. It is the tale of a wealthy socialite and his distinguished guests enjoying themselves at a dinner party. All is quite normal. The wine, the food and the entertainment. But then enters the twist. From the acting, to the wardrobe and the sound, the film is clearly a work of long labor.

Director, L. Gustavo Cooper on the set of M is for Music. Photo by Jensen Hande

Director, L. Gustavo Cooper on the set of M is for Music. Photo by Jensen Hande

Cooper grew up skating and making skateboarding videos. From there he was off to school for film making, and then onto an internship with
Director of Photography, Mark Kohl, whom he would study with for several years. “That was my first introduction to what a ‘real’ set was like,” Cooper said.

After some time however, it was time for Cooper to move on and begin his own film making. He has since directed both commercials and music videos, but his true passion would be horror movies. “The idea and juxtapose between beauty and horror is fascinating,” he said. “Horror is the a great genre it allows you to really show your chops as a filmmaker. I have grown so much because the genre allows you to test many different levels inside the genre itself.”

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On the set of M is for Music. Photo by Jensen Hande

“You can make comedy horrors, drama horrors, slasher, the list goes on,” Cooper continued. “At the end of the day I’m a story teller. I just want to pass those stories along.” His films include “Velvet Road” and “Copiii: The First Entry”, which was recently picked up by Raven Banner Entertainment for worldwide sales.

“M is for Music” is currently in the top five of a couple hundred films, but the film still needs your help to top the contest. Voting ends November 14, and the top 12 are announced November 15, so be sure to vote for this local film by liking it at at http://26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com/entry/m-is-for-music/ or click any of the photos below.

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On the set of M is for Music. Photo by Jensen Hande

 

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On the set of M is for Music. Photo by Jensen Hande

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On the set of M is for Music. Photo by Jensen Hande