Fine Cuisines of Maidstone goes live

Fine Cuisines of Maidstone, the latest short film from Monstructo Producto, has now finally gone live.

For the uninitiated, the film is both a hard-hitting insight into the unforgiving fine dining culture in Maidstone, Kent and a terrifying slasher in the grand tradition of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci.

The film is best consumed with a lovely bottle of Pinot Grigio and a burger and chips.

You can view Fine Cuisines of Maidstone below:

 

Fine Cuisines of Maidstone CREDITS

Starring Judy Harris, Rhys Musker, Donald Chegwin, Tina Wall, Matt McAllister

Written by Matt McAllister & Donald Chegwin

Directed by Donald Chegwin & Charles Schmidt

Music by The Shrew Yous

Meal plans by James Skipp

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Watch short horror-comedy Baron Monstructo!

As Monstructo Producto works on its latest epic (an ambitious mix of food documentary and slasher flick), you can still see our earlier gothic horror-comedy short, Baron Monstructo, below.

It’s the story of a faithful butler, a Monstructo and sweet Oblivion….

 

BARON MONSTRUCTO CREDITS

Starring Rhys Musker, Donald Chegwin, Judy Harris, TS Wall, Matt McAllister

Written by Donald Chegwin & Matt McAllister

Directed by Donald Chegwin & Charles Schmidt

Music by The Shrew Yous

Meal plans by James Skipp

Baron Monstructo now on YouTube

Scene from Baron Monstructo.

Monstructo Producto’s short film Baron Monstructo can now be viewed on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKgI4YWEY9Q

This gothic horror about the heartbreaking relationship between a man and a monstructo features tender performances from Oscar hopefuls Rhys Musker, Donald Chegwin, TS Wall and Judy Harris.

The film was directed by Donald Chegwin and Charles Schmidt, grandsons of Monstructo Producto’s founders Basil Chegwin and Horace Schmidt, and was filmed entirely at the five-hundred-year-old Monstructo Mansion.

Baron Monstructo has been highly commended for its on-set catering, provided by celebrity chef James Skipp. It also features a rare new instrumental track by pointlessly cruel prog-rockers The Shrew Yous.

BARON MONSTRUCTO CREDITS

Starring Rhys Musker, Donald Chegwin, Judy Harris, TS Wall, Matt McAllister

Written by Donald Chegwin & Matt McAllister

Directed by Donald Chegwin & Charles Schmidt

Music by The Shrew Yous

Hair & Make-up by Bo Draggle

Catering by James Skipp

Filmed 2015 / Released 2016

Welcome to Monstructo Producto

A Brief History of Monstructo Producto

Monstructo Producto Productions (originally known as BCHS Pictures) was founded in 1919 by Maidstone-based entrepreneurs Basil Chegwin and Horace Schmidt.

During its first 10 years of operation, the studio focused almost exclusively on romantic melodramas such as Can You Catch Me a Heron?, Bed & Brekkie and Love Consumes An Onion (the latter starring Basil Chegwin). Though largely forgotten now, at the time these early pictures were lauded for their lavish production values and pioneering lunches.

In 1948, the studio scored their biggest success to date with their prestigious science fiction epic Neville Chamberlain on Mars in the 47th Century. Over the next 60 years, the studio focused entirely on making sequels to Neville Chamberlain on Mars in the 47th Century with varying degrees of success.

Scene from Neville Chamberlain on Mars (1948).

Scene from Neville Chamberlain on Mars (1948).

In 2011 Monstructo Producto Productions was taken over by Charles Schmidt and Donald Chegwin, grandsons of the original founders. With both individuals well-known for their devotion to fine dining, it was little surprise that the first films produced under their tenure were food documentaries. Exquisite Cuisines of Maidstone, Exquisite Cuisines of Maidstone II and the three-hour A Complete History of the Walnut Whip were all released to near-universal acclaim.

Scene from Fine Cusines of Maidstone II.

Scene from Exquisite Cusines of Maidstone II (2012).

Schimdt and Chegwin scored another hit with the 2013 black and white concert movie The Shrew Must Go On, directed by famed rock-music pioneer Bo Draggle.

After the heartbreaking failure of their lavish horror opus Oxshott Monstructo (still yet to achieve a wide release outside of Maidstone), the duo bounced back with Baron Monstructo. With an estimated budget of zero and boasting some of the finest talents in the fields of cinematography, editing and lighting, Baron Monstructo has given new meaning to the word ‘exquisite’. Interestingly, the film has garnered extensive tabloid attention for its lavish on-set lunches. Prepared by celebrity chef James Skipp, these lunches are said to have included such delicacies as Leo’s Cheeks, Cockle & Cheddar Baguettes and Sour-Cream Pie.

Scene from Baron Monstructo.

Scene from Baron Monstructo (2015).

Monstructo Producto’s upcoming roster of films include Exquisite Cuisines of Maidstone III,  Exquisite Cuisines of Maidstone IV and Fine Cuisines of Maidstone.