A new documentary will go behind the scenes of the popular Syfy reality series, “Face Off,” and expose what happened to one contestant during the show’s third season, according to an Aug. 20 press release.
“Franken // Fake” focuses on Joe Castro, a special effects artist who saw what was taking place during filming and came to the conclusion that he “was not part of a true competition.” The incident occurred on May 5, 2012, but it is being told for the first time by Steven Escobar, a veteran editor for reality television and documentary filmmaker.
“I work in reality television and in my opinion, I have never seen such twisted and grotesque behavior from the show’s producers on any show I’ve worked on,” Escobar said in the press release.
Through interviews, real footage, and reenactments, the documentary will show what lead to Castro leaving the series and how the executive producers have tried to keep him quiet about the whole thing.
“Franken // Fake” is currently in post-production and is looking to have an “end of 2013 or early 2014 release,” Escobar said in an email sent to the Chico Movie Examiner.
“Our first stop will be film festivals before we find a distributor, even though I've had some interest from some,” he added.