Filmmaker-author John Borowski’s (H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer) fifth feature documentary, Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia, will be released on DVD Nov. 13 from MVD Entertainment Group.
The film focuses on artist Castiglia’s painful life of abuse, addiction, and recovery while also exploring the reasons why the world-renowned artist paints exclusively in human blood. He began doing so as form of self-healing following a troubled childhood and painful existence. Still, Castiglia’s story is one of inspiration and hope, providing proof that art can heal and serve to inspire others.
Margaret Cho, who commissioned Vincent to paint her portrait in her blood, is interviewed in the film as well as celebrities Gregg Allman, Damien Echols, Kerry King and Gary Holt of the heavy metal band Slayer, record executive Michael Alago, and others. The documentary includes filming in the studio and museum of legendary artist H.R. Giger, who designed the iconic creature for the “Alien” movies.