"He loves his body..... It's just not finished yet"
Modify me is the 18 month long journey of discovery by acclaimed director of “on tender hooks” Kate Shenton, as she follows Tam Smith as he transforms his body through artificial and natural modification processes, including (but not limited to), full body suit tattoos, tongue split, magnetic implants, nipple removal, chest implants, amputation, scarification, branding and a lot more.
The film will document the changes as he builds up his body physically before undergoing all the procedures that are to follow. It will not be an easy journey for tam, who in is own words, knows this:
“Most of the procedures that I will go through in “Modify Me” are permanent, completely irreversible and like it or not, they will change how my friends, family and employees will see me. I am fully aware of just how much physical pain, discomfort and emotional stress I will be putting myself through over the next 18 months. There is some risk involved doing so much so quickly, as this will weaken my immune system, the constant pain will be hard to deal with psychologically so there is a good chance I will be ill quite often through this project.”
This documentary will be a huge experience not only for Tam, but for Kate and the various people involved in piercing, tattooing, cutting and modifying his body.
We are looking for £20 000 funding to start filming, it will go towards
3) The initial procedures for the first three months of filming;(this is the most crucial part of the project where Tam will begin his full body transformation)
This kind of project has never been attempted on this scale before; Tam will not only be changing the way he looks, but also the way that others will be looking at him. It will be a life changing transformation that we will have a unique opportunity to document from start to finish, offering a view into a world most people barely know exist. Like “on tender hooks”, this is more than just about following people around with a camera, it’s about joining people on an extreme journey that so few people dare choose to tread.