Cult indie directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie (MANBORG, W is for WISH from THE ABC’S OF DEATH 2) partner with producer Casey Walker of Cave Painting Pictures (A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE) on their original horror film, THE VOID, that pits a small-town police officer against all manner of otherworldly creatures in a derelict rural hospital.
“I’m excited to be producing such a terrifying film by these two visionary directors!,” says Walker. “THE VOID is the kind of horror film fans have been waiting on for a long time.”
Here is a newly released proof-of-concept teaser for the film
THE VOID marks a new chapter in the rising trajectory of Kostanski and Gillespie, who are also both design and FX artists that have worked on major Hollywood productions (including PACIFIC RIM and NBC’s HANNIBAL with Kostanski working for Mindwarp Productions).
Known for their work with Winnipeg’s much touted ASTRON-6 collective, the filmmakers shed their parodic sensibilities in pursuit of a more serious and scary tone with THE VOID, but still maintain their commitment to practical special effects.
“It’s important to start building our film’s creatures immediately to ensure we can realize them practically,” says Kostanski. “And with that we have launched an IndieGoGo campaign that will ensure we have the necessary resources to do so.”
Productions tend to access funding weeks before a shooting window, often necessitating that visual effects be implemented during post-production when the filmmakers have more time and resources to apply them. “Through crowd-fundraising support,” says producer Walker, “Cave Painting Pictures intends to buck that trend by prioritizing the pre-production period and permitting Steven and Jeremy to get a head start in the development of the various creatures that will terrorize the heroes of THE VOID.”
The film is on track to go to camera this summer.
image courtesy of GAT PR