Nothing makes me happier than opening up my email and seeing I’ve got an message from the good folks over at Fatal Pictures. These are very talented filmmakers who brought us the horror shorts WORM and FAMILIAR. They dropped me an email to let me know they are gearing up to make their next horror short, HEIR. Check out the press release:
FATAL PICTURES in association with RED SNEAKERS MEDIA presents “HEIR”
The final short film from FATAL PICTURES
From Richard Powell and Zach Green’s Fatal Pictures, the company that brought you the critically acclaimed, award winning horror shorts WORM and FAMILIAR, comes their new and final short film “HEIR”, a touching tale of father and son.
Starring the Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS. ZOMBIES, TAKE THIS LOLLIPOP, CHILDREN OF SORROW) and Robert Nolan (SICK, WORM, FAMILIAR).
After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned.
Combining the best and brightest of our previous film, FAMLIAIR, with new and accomplished collaborators (BILL OBERST JR, MARC ROUSSEL and RON BASCH from Red Sneakers Media), HEIR is set to be a disturbing, practical FX driven horror short which examines one of societies darkest taboos in a way only Fatal Pictures can. HEIR stands to be our darkest, sharpest and most successful film to date!
Written and Directed by Richard Powell
Produced by Zach Green, Marc Roussel, Ron Basch and Richard Powell
Produced in association with Red Sneakers Media (REMOTE & THE SWEETEST HIPPOPOTAMUS – both Director’s Guild of Canada nominees for Best Short Film)
Associate Producer Heather Wixson (Founder CINEMAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL, Journalist DREAD CENTRAL)
Special Effects by The Butcher Shop (FAMILIAR, DEVIL’S NIGHT)
Cinematography by Michael Davidson (SICK, FAMILIAR, BERKSHIRE COUNTY) Editing by John Nicholls (SEX AFTER KIDS, THE SWEETEST HIPPOPOTAMUS) Music & Sound Design by Bernie Greenspoon (CONSUMPTION, WORM, FAMILIAR)
In addition to several new and exciting collaborations, HEIR will also mark FATAL PICTURES’ introduction to crowd funding. The campaign to fund the hard costs of the production will be launched shortly. This process will allow the film community a unique insight and stake in this disturbing horror tale. The combination of talent and passion we have brought on board so far means we have a great chance to create something special, but we can’t do it without the support of film lovers, filmmakers and daydreamers just like you!
Support comes in many shapes and forms, a “like” or “share” of our page means a lot! This is your chance to help contribute to what stands to be the final short film from FATAL PICTURES before we stage our feature film debut. This is also your chance to take advantage of some of these great, fresh new perks!
- The full rights to an original, unproduced short film script from Fatal Pictures will be up for grabs. Make it, expand it into a feature, do whatever you like with it, it’s yours! The script, entitled VESSEL, embodies everything that makes a Fatal Pictures short film what it is; complex characters, disturbing social commentary and our signature blend of horror and drama. Matchflick.com describes VESSEL as “a unique blend of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE and FRANKENSTEIN”.
- The original HEIR poster painting, signed by key members of the cast and crew. This is a one of a kind reward that one special supporter will claim.
- For fans of our previous film Familiar, we will be creating limited edition dvd/blu- rays, which will feature an extra special, exclusive bonus feature, which will remain a secret until the discs ship. These limited editions will be the first physical release of Familiar for home use from Fatal Pictures, something that’s been a long time coming!
- Continuing with the exclusives, two major props from our previous films will be up for grabs! From WORM, Geoffrey Dodd’s suitcase of horrors (hand crafted by writer/director Richard Powell) and from FAMILIAR, the squid monster which John Dodd digs out from his leg! This unique piece of our filmmaking history was created by the spectacular FX team The Butcher Shop (the same team on HEIR) and comes covered in dried blood and all!These are just a few of our unique rewards, more to be announced shortly!
By now you know I don’t just post any old crowd funding project. I only post the ones I believe in and stand behind 100%. I’m sorry, but there’s just too many amateurs out there hustling for money that don’t have the skills to back up their claims. Well Fatal Pictures and the cast and crew that make it up have proven themselves time and again that they can certainly walk the walk when it comes to making creepy, gory, and downright scary horror shorts. If you need proof, you can now watch Fatal Pictures’ horror short FAMILIAR in its entirety on FEARnet.com. Just click here to check it out.
Also be sure to check out their Kickstarter page and read more about HEIR and the incentives they’re offering. It’s one thing when you hear Fatal Pictures is making another horror short (which is their final short), but when you hear that genre actor Bill Oberst Jr. is joining the fray and adding to the already amazingly talented cast and crew, well this one’s gonna be pretty damn amazing!!