DAVID BLACK as "COUNT FUNGHOULA"
TRITIA DEVISHA as "MISTRESS BOOBIYANA"
A hosted horror movie show with David Black as "Count Funghoula" and Tritia DeVisha as "Mistress Boobiyana"
presenting a platform to showcase Australian independent horror shorts from 16 June until 30 July 2019 (six episodes)
available through Youtube. Each show presents three or more short horror movies. At the end of each episode is a horror rock music video.
The Count and the Mistress also do some crazy things between the movies.
From the Melbourne independent filmmakers biography on David Black:
"David Black, on born 29 June 1964 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; grew up in Melbourne and lives in Melbourne. He is an actor, writer, producer and director in films. He started off his creative endeavours as a cartoonist by publishing his first underground comic, "Gooby" at the age of 17. As a cartoonist, he had a cartoon strip, "Punkz", run in the national rock weekly magazine "Juke" in 1988 and worked as the editorial cartoonist for the national tabloid "The Truth" in 1989 and 1990. He published a comic book "Punkz In Space" in 1993.
David is also a writer of short stories and his series "Obsessions of a Shattered Psyche" were published in Dark Angel Magazine in the 1990s. He has made 3 of those short stories into short films. His writing has also extended to covering the Australian Indie Movie industry in The Movie Blog and Oz Indie Cinema. He writes for The Australian Short Film Network Journal.
David is also a bass player, singer and songwriter. He played in the theatrical gothic rock band, "Darkness Visible", which gigged across Melbourne from 1994. He has recorded 10 songs in the studio. It was the band that segued him into film making when he started making music videos. Between 2009 - 2017, he produced 10 music videos.
David Black is an all-rounder when it comes to creative pursuits and this has helped his filmmaking immensely. He is involved in every aspect of the process from writing, prop making, costuming, through to editing and even marketing. He works with quite a variety of people and allows them as much creative freedom as possible, while overseeing each film from beginning to end. David has become best known for horror and schlock films, however most have a spiritual and psychological sub narrative, and can often be seen as a commentary on the modern world."
From IMDB Mini Biography By TDV on Tritia DeViSha:
"Tritia DeViSha (aka Tritia Kam) is an Australian Actress of Chinese Heritage, based in Melbourne, Australia. She was born in Hollywood CA, & spent her early childhood traveling the world with her family, living between the US, Malaysia & Indonesia, before migrating with her family to Australia when she was in primary school.
Tritia began modeling in her teens, & after completing various screen & acting courses & presenting with RMITV, in 2005 she landed a gig hosting the weekly independent late night music/lifestyle television show "Noise TV" on SBS & C31 (Melb), where she spent 4yrs as a weekly host/presenter/producer of the show. During that time, Tritia also started exploring the alternative lifestyle festival circuit, performing dance, live theatre & MC presenting at International Festivals such as Earthdance, Rainbow Serpent, The Dreaming & Woodford Folk Festival. She decided to leave Noise TV in 2009 to move to Byron Bay NSW to further her spirituality & yoga practice, & in 2011 while she was in Byron, played the lead title role of "Betty" in independent Martial Arts Feature, "Black Betty".
Tritia returned to Melbourne in 2012 & has since appeared in an array of short & feature films, music videos, commercials, YouTube & other videos, & magazine publications, & won the "Best supporting Actress Award" for her roles as otherworldly Karaoke Hostess "Haru" in "Mui Karaoke", as well as for her role as Asian mob Boss "Ishtar" in "Revenge of the Gweilo". Tritia is currently working on the "Horror House" television project as the delectable Vampiress co-host Mistress Boobiana in the new hosted comedy horror show.
Tritia is also a writer, creator, producer & filmmaker, having made her directorial debut in 2015 with her short "Exit from Eden - the Story of Lilith", about the original woman created in the time of Biblical Genesis before Eve, followed by "The Kali Geisha Erotica Grotesque", & "Inanna, The Queen of Heaven", based upon the epic Sumerian Legend of the Goddess Inanna. Tritia's own films, stories & creative work are all deeply inspired by the Goddess & contain strong esoteric undertones with themes of women's empowerment."
Below are the six episodes:
Portrait of "Count Funghoula" by Bradley Beard.
"Count Funghoula" - biography (taken from Bradley Beard's Facebook page)" "Now that we are alone, we can do what we like...
and I know what you like!" Tonight I present Count Funghoula, host of Horror House and
David Black's Dramatica Diablos which can both be seen on YouTube. Count Funghoula was
the very first member of the Bela Lugosi fan club having joined in 1756... 126 years
before Bela was even born. Horror House was a series consisting of 6 episodes which
featured Australian short horror films. It was co-hosted by Mistress Boobiyana and
featured hilarious over the top sexually driven sitcom styled skits complete with their
own laugh track; definitely not for the kiddies. Dramatica Diablos is Funghoula's
current show. It features a short film by David Black in each episode and the Count
takes the reigns in a traditional horror hosted style.
The episode featuring "Sinister Symbiosis" aired on Melbourne's Channel 31 on Halloween.
Four episodes have been completed but the show is currently on hiatus due to the pandemic.
David's current venture is the feature length movie "Toxic Alien Zombie Babes From Outer Space". Watch the below promotional video.
Although "Horror House" has ended, Count Funghoula has returned in a new series: