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World-Renowned Surrealist Vincent Castiglia Teams with Award-Winning Filmmaker John Borowski for New Documentary Film

Vincent painting his “Autopsy of The Soul” in 2015, photo by Kevin Wilson

Vincent painting his “Autopsy of The Soul” in 2015, photo by Kevin Wilson

Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Fund Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia


World-renowned surrealist Vincent Castiglia will be working with award-winning filmmaker John Borowski on Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia, an official biopic of Vincent’s work and life, but needs his international fan base to support the Kickstarter campaign to make the production not only possible, but exceptional.  Every film project has its own unique challenges and unexpected costs, and this one is no different; with those facts in mind, the duo’s goal is to continue production throughout 2015 and complete the film in 2016.



Visit the Kickstarter page for more information and to make a donation.



The film, which Borowski is both producing and directing, focuses on artist Vincent Castiglia‘s inspirations, personal experiences, and the uniqueness of his artistic methods (read our comprehensive article about and interview with Vincent here). For over a decade, he has painted exclusively in his own blood. Recently, Vincent has received requests to create his highly specialized paintings for his collectors using their blood, so he has begun taking on select projects, including one for Margaret Cho (chronicled in the film).


John Borowski interviewing Vincent's client Margaret Cho

John Borowski interviewing Vincent’s client Margaret Cho


Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia also examines Castiglia’s troubled past and the odds he has overcome to become a world-famous, critically acclaimed artist. He had the distinction of receiving his first solo exhibition by personal invitation from the late master H.R. Giger, and the exhibition remained on display for six months in the Giger Museum Gallery in Switzerland.


Vincent’s "Gravity," 2006, 48" x 24," from the collection of Gregg Allman

Vincent’s “Gravity,” 2006, 48″ x 24,” from the collection of Gregg Allman

Featured for the first time ever in the film is the in-depth process Castiglia uses to paint in human blood. Interviews with a wide range of collectors who own his work will also help paint, no pun intended, a picture of Castiglia as a creative figure whose singular vision results in truly distinctive art.


Funds raised via the Kickstarter campaign is earmarked for in-person interviews with collectors of Vincent Castiglia’s work across the US and throughout Europe, several trips to New York City to interview Castiglia in his studio, and post-production and perk-fulfilment costs.


The idea to produce Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia came about when Vincent Castiglia posted an online survey asking for feedback about whether or not a reality show centered around his work would be of interest to his followers; John Borowski replied, “You deserve better than a reality show that is sensational for a short time period but forgotten in the long run. You deserve a feature documentary film highlighting your life and the reasons behind why you create your art. A film will stand the test of time.” Very familiar with Borowski’s work, Vincent decided to entrust John with the creation of the film.


For the film’s musical score, Borowski chose to work once again with long-time collaborator DC McAuliffe, who has scored four of his other films.




Visually arresting and daring in its content, this documentary captures the life and times of a truly rare American artist who gives of his own life blood to create surreal works of art. With the assistance of fans and friends, Vincent Castiglia can look forward to turning this project into a reality that will hold great personal meaning to him.





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