Saturday, October 27, 2018

Trailer Release For Shudder Original Series 'Deadwax'


Check out the trailer for Shudder‘s first original scripted short-form series, 'Deadwax'. The series is created and directed by filmmaker, Graham Reznick. 'Deadwax' stars Hannah Gross, Chester Rushing, Dohn NorwoodTed RaimiYuki Sakamoto, and Tracy Perez. It is set to premiere November 15th on the streaming service. 

In the eight-episode series, Etta an audiophile and rare vinyl record dealer, is hired to find the only existing print of a notorious record that kills whoever listens to it. At the time of its pressing, the engineer had a heart attack and the vinyl supposedly captured the sound of death itself. When Etta comes across Perry, a police officer afflicted by the record, she discovers that hearing even a single note can cause insanity. In order to save Perry and survive the job, she must race to unravel the deadly record’s otherworldly origins.

Snap Originals Introduces New V/H/S Series


Recently created by Snapchat, Snap Originals is the apps' creative original media limb- offering a platform for talented artists to create short form content. Now, in time for Halloween, Snap Originals has released 'V/H/S' horror anthology series. Produced by Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts, Studio71, V/H/S episodes include “The Nest”, “Stray Dog”, “Rearview Window” and “First Kiss.” https://snaporiginals.snapchat.com/vhs

'V/H/S' will feature episodes written/directed by Emily Hagins (Hold To Your Best Self, Coin Heist), Ben Franklin (Don’t Move), Anthony Melton (Bloody Cuts), Ben Powell (The Aggression Scale) and Gustavo Cooper.

Friday, October 26, 2018

"Crepitus" World Premiere Tonight At Spooky Empire Film Festival


Crepitus makes its World Premiere today at the Spooky Empire Film Festival in Orlando. The film stars Bill Moseley, Chalet Lizette Brannan, Eve Mauro, Caitlin Williams, Executive Producer Lance PaulDarren Barcomb and Johnny Stevenson. Directed by Haynze Whitmore, the will hold its premiere at Spooky Empire at 11:30 pm in the Boca room III-IV.


Seventeen year old Elizabeth and her younger sister Sam are thrust into circumstances more terrifying than life with their abusive, drunken mother when they are forced to move into their deceased Grandfather’s house. Frightened beyond belief, they learn horrible things about their family history. Never mind the ghosts in the house, there is something far worse that takes an interest in them … a cannibalistic clown named Crepitus.

Trailer Released For "The Possession Of Hannah Grace"


A trailer has been released for upcoming supernatural horror "The Possession Of Hannah Grace". The film is directed by Diederik Van Rooijen and stars Stana Katic, Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Louis Herthum, and James A. Watson Jr. It hits theatres November 30th.

A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force.

Check Out Title Sequence For "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina"


The title sequence has been released for 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' set to premiere today on Netflix and stars Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Ross Lynch, Richard Coyle, Bronson Pinchot, Michelle Gomez, and Tati Gabrielle. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.


Vertical Entertainment Acquires Fantasy Horror "The Head"


Jordan Downey’s medieval fantasy/horror film "The Head" has been picked up for worldwide distribution through Vertical Entertainment. The film stars Christopher Rygh, and Cora Kaufman. Downey co-wrote the film with Kevin Stewart.

"The Head" follows the lonely, twisted trek of a bounty hunter who seeks vengeance on the monster that slayed his only daughter.


Dead Vision Productions Release Horror Short "A Butcher's Lament"


Dead Vision Productions has released Halloween horror short "A Butcher's Lament". The NY-based indie company released the first annual holiday short in anticipation of the season, and is currently accepting media submissions from talented storytellers. Send yours here: deadvisionproductions@gmail.com



Dead Vision Productions first annual Halloween short is here! Give it a watch friends, I hope you are appropriately spooked and entertained! Want to give a quick and wholehearted thank you to EVERYONE who has supporting us thus far. And to all who helped on this specific project we couldn’t have done it without you. This is the first of many exciting plans for our company, we have mapped out many more shorts/podcast episodes/full length films/plays planned in the next few months so keep a look out and enjoy this journey we are on friends ❤️ a very happy Happy Halloween from Dead Vision and be sure to throw us a like and a share if you enjoyed our first short!




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James Quinn Wraps Latest Project "Daughter of Dismay"


Sodom & Chimera Productions has announced production has wrapped on Daughter of Dismay, the latest blending of arthouse and horror from filmmaker James Quinn. Daughter of Dismay was filmed deep in the Austrian woods. The first narrative short film in the history of cinema to be shot and presented in 70mm IMAX,  the original negatives are going to be sent to Los Angeles, where 70mm IMAX, regular 70mm and 35mm prints will be struck for exhibition ahead of a 2019 festival run.


Of the shoot, Quinn said, "Daughter of Dismay was always supposed to be a big project, presented in the most epic format it could be presented in. At first we were aiming for regular 70mm, but upgraded to 70mm IMAX only weeks before the shoot. We'd like for people to not just watch this film, but to be completely immersed in it and feel everything that's happening. 70mm IMAX was exactly what we needed. Not just that, we felt like the world needed a different kind of IMAX presentation for a change, not a big Hollywood blockbuster or a space documentary, but an artistic, heartfelt film with horror elements, something that no one could imagine in this format."



Quinn hired Ben Brahem Ziryab as the director of photography.  The score of the film will be created by Joseph Bishara, the mastermind behind the musical
compositions of films like the Insidious series, The Conjuring 1 & 2,
Annabelle and Dark Skies.  Visual effects artist Justin Schenck, who has previously worked on the effects of Swordfish and the cult TV series "The Exorcist", boarded as a producer.

Daughter of Dismay tells the surreal and mystical tale of an emotionally broken witch. She enters the darkness of the woods to fulfill her biggest desire, for which she takes extreme and radical measures that will have sinister consequences. Portrayed in elegant painting-like, the film is an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, leading to a heartbreaking and melancholic finale. 

FIRST LOOK AT "SLAY BELLES" OFFICIAL POSTER AND TRAILER


 
 Epic Pictures and Dread Central Presents are thrilled to release the official poster and trailer for their newest and scariest holiday film! From the team that brought Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Carnival to cities across the country comes SLAY BELLES.

Film Synopsis: It's Christmas Eve, and three cos-playing women are breaking into Santa Land for some partying and fun! What they didn't expect was to come across the malevolent Christmas demon Krampus! The girls must team up with Santa Claus himself (played by The Rocky Horror Picture Show's Barry Bostwick) to battle the creature and save the world!

SLAY BELLES is directed and co-written by Spooky Dan Walker, co-written by Jessica Luhrssen and starring Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture ShowMegaforce), Kristina Klebe (2019's Hellboy, Tales of Halloween) Susan Slaughter (Alleluia!The Devil's Carnival), Diane Salinger (Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Batman Returns), Richard Moll (House, Scary Movie 2), and Hannah Wagner (YouTube's celebrity, Miss Hannah Minx).
  

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Kristy Swanson Takes On Voodoo In "Killer Under The Bed"


Kristy Swanson takes on killer Voodoo doll in upcoming horror "Killer Under The Bed". Swanson stars alongside Brec Bassinger and Madison Lawlor. The movie airs Saturday October 20th at 8pm on Lifetime. It is directed by Jeff Hare and features the puppeteer work of Bill Johnson and Peter Chavako.

Recovering from the loss of her husband, dentist Sarah (Kristy Swanson) moves her teenage daughters Kilee (Brec Bassinger) and Chrissy (Madison Lawlor) to a beautiful home in a new town. When outcast Kilee finds a creepy Voodoo doll hanging in a backyard shed, she discovers its supernatural powers can make her wishes come true. Soon enough, she’s making her crush fall for her, enacting revenge on her bully, and destroying the career of Sarah’s manipulative co-worker.  When her wishes turn violent, Kilee, Sarah, and Chrissy must enter an epic battle for their lives against pure evil personified in the form of a killer doll!

Clip Released For 'Channel Zero: The Dream Door'


Syfy has released a clip for upcoming horror series 'Channel Zero: The Dream Door'. This season each episode will air consecutively night after night from the 26th leading up to Halloween night. 'Channel Zero: The Dream Door' stars Brandon Scott, Maria Sten, Steven Robertson, Troy James, Steven Weber, and Barbara Crampton.

Newlyweds Jillian and Tom, who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship and their lives.

Release Details Announced For "What The Waters Left Behind"


TERROR FILMS to release slasher “WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND” in North America on October 26th.

TERROR FILMS is set to release the award-winning film “WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND”. The film will be released exclusively on Amazon Prime on October 26th, with expanded release following on November 9th across multiple digital platforms. 

The film is directed by Luciano and Nicolas Onetti. It stars Mirta Busnelli, Gustavo Garzón, Agustín Pardella, Victoria Maurette, Victorio ´Alessandro, Miguel Granados, Chucho Fernández, Paula Brasca, Paula Sartor, Germán Baudino, Tamara Garzón, and Evan Leed.

Epecuén, one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Here, thousands of people would visit, attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Thirty years later, the waters have receded exposing a bleak and deserted landscape. The residents never returned. However, a group of young filmmakers embark upon the ruins in order to film a documentary. Ignoring the warnings, they find themselves stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they soon realize that they are not alone.


"Lasso" Now Available For Pre-order


Epic Pictures and Dread Central Presents are thrilled to share the PRE-ORDER link for their newest horror thriller, LASSO. We are now scheduling interviews with director, Evan Cecil, producer, Todd Myers, and actors Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock SaintsTrafficked), Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), and Karen Grassle (The Little House on the Prairie). 


 Film Synopsis: Kit and Simon, two young leaders of an Active Senior Tour group, go on an adventure to a small-town Rodeo festival located deep in the woods. It’s a great experience for the group... until they try to leave. They must save themselves, and whatever seniors they can, from becoming victims of a deadly Rodeo Ritual. 


 LASSO, directed by Evan Cecil, produced by Todd Myers (Dragonfly Films), and starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock SaintsTrafficked), Lindsey Morgan (The 100, Beyond Skyline), Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), and Karen Grassle (The Little House on the Prairie).



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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Teaser Trailer Released For Vampire Series 'The Passage"

A teaser trailer has been released for FOX's upcoming vampire series 'The Passage'. The show is being executive produced by Ridley Scott and Matt Reeves, and to air January 2019. It stars Saniyya Sidney, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Caroline Chikezie, Vincent Piazza, Jamie McShan, Brianne Howey, and Emmanuelle Chriqui.


Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”). Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and writer/director Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”).


THE PASSAGE focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.

First Trailer Released For Italian Horror "Blood Bags"


The first trailer has been released for Italian horror "Blood Bags". The film is directed by Emiliano Ranzani, from a script co-written by Davide Mela. It is presented in dual language  (English /Italian), and is produced by Grey Ladder, represented by Devilworks. "Blood Bags" stars Makenna Guyler, Emanuele Turetta and Marta Tananyan. 

A monster stalks the corridors of an abandoned mansion, targeting those curious enough to find themselves inside. 
Two friends break in and discover that all exits have been sealed off. The creature that hunts them is growing hungry for their blood and there is no escape.


New Trailer Release For "Human Hibachi"


A new trailer has been released for found footage,  mockumentary "Human Hibachi". The film, directed by Mario Cerrito III, is due out early 2020. It stars Elizabeth Gaynor, Carmine Giordano, Wataru Nishida, Carley Harper, Sopheaktra Theng, Andrew Hunsicker, John Campanile and Stafford Chavis.

A Japanese man documents his girlfriends 35th birthday from the moment she wakes up to the moment everything goes wrong.



See previously released stills : http://asouthernlifeinscandaloustimes.blogspot.com/2018/09/gory-first-look-at-mockumentary-human.html

Official Trailer Release For "Bird Box"


Check out the official trailer for Netflix thriller,  "Bird Box". The film stars Sandra Bullock and is directed by Susanne Bier. Based on John Malerman's novel of same name, the film releases December 21st and costars Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich.


When a mysterious force decimates the world's population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Buried Alive 2018 Full Schedule And Ticket Info


The full schedule is now up for BAFF 2018 is up at the website and the Facebook page. We've got 7 features, 4 special event screenings, and a ton of shorts. To go with the already announced special events, we have added a special event screening of our friend James Bickert's Amazon Hot Box.


For the main features of the fest, there are 7 films varying in style and tone from absurdist comedy to documentary to extreme horror.

The opening night feature is Joe Badon's bizarre and intriguing The God Inside My Ear. On Friday, we get to share two of the special event screenings (The Golem and Amazon Hot Box), but not before The FP2 hits Atlanta in all of its unique and weird glory. We kick our international groove into full swing on Saturday with Spain's Framed and Japan's Violence Voyager, before the Taboo-La-La event with The Lost Boys hits the stage and we round out the night with midnight movie Dead by Midnight


On Sunday, the day kicks off with a reprise of the live Samahda soundtrack event screening of 1920's The Golem for the earlier birds in the crowd. The fascinating documentary Survival of the Film Freaks follows and the night wraps up with the WORLD PREMIERE of anticipated Todd Sheets future classic Clownado, a classic horror style film with all of the fixing you've come to expect from the warped mind of one Mr. Sheets.


Top off these features and event screenings with tons of short films, split into several blocks for your viewing pleasure, as well as the return of the SINEMA CHALLENGE on Wednesday night before the official kickoff of the festival. There is so much genre madness crammed into this year's festival, we're bursting at the seams.

Tickets are $12 for each screening block of the festival, $10 for the Sinema Challenge screenings, and $120 for a full festival pass (an over $80 discount). You can purchase tickets at FilmFreeway by clicking here or visiting filmfreeway.com/BuriedAliveFIlmFestival/tickets.

We have such sights to show you, so we hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Official Poster Release For "Happy Death Day 2 U"

Check out the first official poster released for "Happy Death Day 2 U". The film hits theaters on February 14th and stars Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Israel Broussard, and Suraj Sharma. It is directed by Christopher Landon.

The sequel to "Happy Death Day", the film follows college student Tree Gelbman as she gets stuck in a time loop after getting killed, and must continue to kill herself in order to find her killer.


Clip Released For Psychological Thriller "Don't Go"


Dread Central unleashed an exclusive clip from psychological thriller "Don't Go", heralding the omen brought by the presence of crows. Check it out below. "Don't Go" is directed by David Gleeson and is set to be released by IFC Films October 26th on VOD. It stars Stephen Dorff, Melissa George and Simon Delaney.

Somewhere between dreams and reality lies a terrifying hidden truth… Reeling from the shock of their young daughter’s death, Ben (Stephen Dorff) and Hazel (Melissa George) attempt to restart their lives in a picturesque seaside village. But when the girl begins appearing to Ben in a haunting recurring dream, he becomes convinced that she is attempting to make contact from beyond the grave—and that his nightmare may hold the key to bringing her back to life. As Hazel begins to fear for her husband’s sanity, they are each drawn into a mystery far beyond their understanding. This tantalizing psychological puzzle plumbs the depths of grief and guilt as it unravels the dark secret at its center.



A71 Entertainment Acquires Canadian Home Video Rights To Punk Slasher "THE RANGER"


A71 Entertainment grabs the Canadian Homevideo rights to the punk rock slasher THE RANGER

A71 Entertainment acquired the home video rights to genre festival favourite punk rock slasher THE RANGER following the film’s Toronto premier at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. The deal was negotiated by Susan Curran A71 and 79th & Broadway Entertainment’s Andrew van den Houten, on behalf of the production companies Hood River Entertainment and Glass Eye Pix. Bluray and DVD to be released early January 2019,

THE RANGER follows a group of young punks who are forced to flee the city to lay low, only to run into a park ranger who shares a mysterious past with one of their own. The film has been lauded for its standout performances from Chloë Levine (THE TRANSFIGURATION, THE OA) as the pink-haired punk with a secret, and Jeremy Holm (HOUSE OF CARDS, MR. ROBOT) as the maniacal ranger, ready to get his hands bloody in defense of the woods. Granit Lahu (THE SINNER), Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler (PUZZLE), Amanda Grace Benitez (SCHOOL OF ROCK), Jeté Laurence (PET SEMATARY) and horror icon Larry Fessenden (HABIT, WE ARE STILL HERE) round out the cast.

THE RANGER marks the directorial debut of Jenn Wexler, a past Shudder Labs master and producer of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winner, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. A co-production of Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment, THE RANGER was written by Wexler and Giaco Furino, and produced by Andrew van den Houten (BREAKING & EXITING, THE WOMAN), Larry Fessenden (MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL), Ashleigh Snead (THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND), Heather Buckley and Wexler (LIKE ME, DARLING),

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have A71 distribute THE RANGER on home video in Canada,” says Wexler. “The film was born in Montreal’s Frontieres Co-Production Market so it means so much to us that horror fans in Canada will be able to add the film to their collections.”
“Love the movie, love the soundtrack, love the team! What more can I say?” A71 Entertainment’s Head of Marketing and Acquisitions Susan Curran adds, “the Home Video release will be a killer package coming January 2019.”

First Clip From Vegetarian Vampire Webseries 'Fruit Bat'

First Clip of “Fruit Bat”, Web Series About a Vegetarian Vampire



"Fruit Bat" is an original web series from Javahead Productions, a film production company founded on innovation, creativity, and plenty of caffeine. Its sequel, "Fruit Bat II", followed suit two years later and has gone on to receive a number of accolades, including “Best Web Series” by the Los Angeles Film Awards and “Highest Rated Film of 2018” in the Top Shorts Film Festival, as well as “Best Gore” at the Independent Horror Movie Awards for its art direction in creating a (working) corpse keg. Originally released in October of 2014, the first episode is now being rereleased and will be uploaded later this month.

Eugene is a vegetarian vampire. His brother, Lenny, is anything but. When Eugene finds a prospective friend lost in the wilderness, Lenny takes the opportunity to have a snack.

Folk Horror "Covadonga" To Release Worldwide Halloween


Sean Hartofilis' second feature, folk horror "Covadonga" is set to be released worldwide October 31st. The film has shown at festivals in Spain, Ireland, England, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, as well as some New York theaters including Anthology Film Archives and The Museum of the Moving Image, and has won awards along the way including Best Film, Best Narrative, Best Score, Best Actor, and Best Director.

Covadonga is an Irish Gothic folk horror freakout about a widowed songwriter at a wooded lake house who sees his dark past pervading when a mysterious young couple trespasses on his property. 

"In Covadonga, I sought to do everything I've feared in order to mine something new, within myself, and, with any luck and all due reverence, within cinema" said Hartofilis "I star in the film, play and sing original songs throughout, dance, cry, swim, and sink. And I do it all in a pair of underwear.  I merge, maybe forgo, genres, embracing everything from silent cinema to concert films, because life has everything after all, transcends genre, however we resist, and so does the best art.  I lay bare my emotions, insecurities, fears, and all my love in an effort to emerge cleansed and renewed.  I believe in the results and am heartened by the experience of those who’ve seen it."



https://covadonga.film/#press

Monday, October 22, 2018

New Poster And Trailer Released For "The Prodigy"

A new poster and trailer has been released for horror movie "The Prodigy". The film is directed by Nicholas McCarthy and stars Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney and Colm Feore. It is due out February 8th 2019.


A mother concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

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Horror Master Patrick Lussier To TRICK Us Anew

Horror Master Patrick Lussier to TRICK Us Anew
Dermot Mulroney to Take Lead in New Horror 


Ellen Wander, CEO of Film Bridge International (Winnie Mandela, Misconduct, Marshall, and Spinning Man) and Gabriela Revilla Lugo of Revek Entertainment (The Tribes of Palos Verdes, The Last Weekend in May, Gone: VR 360) announce the upcoming feature Trick,  a horror thriller to be directed by genre master Patrick Lussier (My Bloody ValentineDrive AngryTerminator: Genisys) and written by Todd Farmer, alongside Lussier.
 
The story centers on an elusive serial killer, who descends upon a small town annually, bringing terror and death.  He is responsible for gruesome murders year after year, each in different jurisdictions and seemingly unrelated.  No one believes this could be the same killer.  Detective Denver has faced Trick once before - he shot and killed him.  Or so everyone keeps telling him.  However, Denver knows Trick is out there and he's coming back for revenge. 

"After much discussion with Director Lussier, Dermot was the only choice for this role and we are ecstatic that he was able to take on the project." stated Wander. 

Dermot Mulroney (The Family Stone, The Wedding Date) plays Detective Mike Denver. Denver puts his works before anything else in life, including his own marriage but his no-nonsense attitude and steadfast approach makes him a perfect fit for a career in law enforcement. Against everyone else's judgement, he is convinced that Trick is not only alive and well, but the one responsible for a series of gruesome murders recurring over several years.

Director Patrick Lussier's lengthy and accomplished résumé includes several of the most successful horror films and television programs in recent years.  His eye for detail was instrumental in editing the numerous Wes Craven films, including the famous Scream franchise, Red Eye, New Nightmare, and Cursed  to name just a few.  

Prolific actor Mulroney, has starred in over 70 films in a career  spanning more than 3 decades.  Most recently, he filmed an episode for the highly anticipated Amazon series "Homecoming" starring Julia Roberts, his co star in the box office hit My Best Friend's Wedding.   

Writer Todd Farmer has worked with Patrick Lussier previously.  He has written several genre films including Jason X, My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry (alongside Lussier). 

Ellen S. Wander of Film Bridge International will produce and handle worldwide sales for the film. Gabriela Lugo will also serve as producer. Additionally, Film Bridge International has partnered Chimney's Fredrik Zander to handle post-production. 

Swedish Cult Movie Maker Jonas Wolcher Music Video - A Life Pretending


Swedish cult movie maker Jonas Wolcher launches his first music video this year. This time he brings you at the movies in "A Life Pretending with The Swedish duo Mechatronic. It's the band's consist of singer Wilhelm Äretun and keyboardist Emma Hortlund upcoming single and latest music video. Emma plays a bored cleaning droid at a theater who gets out in the night to discover the city of Gothenburg.

AN UPTEMPO TUNE WITH A SAD STORY

Jonas is known for his really crazy videos and movies such as the cult classic DIE ZOMBIEJÄGER (2005). The story about "A Life Pretending" this lonely cleaning droid who wants to leave her home and seek adventure. The song itself is a real uptempo song but by adding a sad touch to the pictures it really puts it to another level and time. Jonas always takes a lot of time to improve a music video.

Jonas: "What I've learned from the features I've directed or produced that time is always of the essence but when creating art such as music videos or paintings you put your body and soul onto a journey to someplace you probably never been before, that takes a lot of effort and hours. I try to make videos no one have seen before and leave a piece of me inside. With Mechatronic's was exactly how I felt while producing the video. The final result become something much stronger than the previous drafts. It had to wait and see, just feast your eyes to the warm colors in the cinema comparing to the cold and unfriendly outside. I think we nailed it this time.

Even in this video we have the actor Malte Aronsson playing the theater manager. Malte has been in Jonas previous music videos and in played his controversial CANNIBAL FOG (2014).
Emma: "It was a long, cold and very fun day when we recorded the music video to A Life Pretending. We started filming the “live clip”, showing in the movie theater, dressed in summer clothes. We swept us in warm blankets between the takes, but were still ice cold after a while, and Emma in her sleeveless dress could hardly play on the keyboard with her stiff fingers. On film we looked all red nosed and frozen, with bright red fingers to white keys, but that freezing feeling was nicely removed afterward in the color setting".

David Eric Nilsson: "I was the cam-operator, did all the grading, eyes and some of the editing. The hardest thing for me was to keep my fingers warm during the shooting. That morning in January was a very sunny but chilly one. Below zero temperature and a icing breeze was the weather we worked in.

A COSTUME FOR A DROID
The robot suit created by prop designer Gustav Ljungdahl wasn’t much warmer, and since the robot scenes was recorded later in the evening the temperature had dropped even further. Emma was at first a bit nervous about acting in front of the camera, but with the professional coaching by the experienced director Jonas Wolcher it was no problem when the time came.

It was a good thing she could feel comfortable in the situation since the robot suit attracted both eyes and comments. Especially at McDonalds where we went for a break to have a coffee and warm up.

David Eric Nilsson: "I had in mind of a pair of droid eyes when I created hers. Jonas wanted them to look unnatural and ice cold as the climate she walks into. I think we did a terrific job when creating those creepy robotic eyes.

 Emma: "The music video is now finished and ready for release and we are very satisfied with the fantastic result".

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