Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Bleeder and Bates: The visit
This sequence from my movie Bleeder & Bates shows our protagonist Bates paying a visit to someone I wanted the audience to infer was an 'informant with benefits'. Like addicts of any sort, she lives in a state of apathy and this was the message I wanted to convey with her prolonged, absent gaze as Bates calls the station to leave a message for Del or Henry. Later in the movie, I drop another subtle hint and some viewers correctly guessed that the woman is Bates' ex-wife and the mother of his daughter.