This is the kind of news I love to wake up to and see in my email inbox!! The extremely talented Tricia Lee has begin principal photography on her third feature, ONE DROP. Lee is a visionary filmmaker both visually and in her storytelling. She has over half a dozen short films under her belt and two feature length films (SILENT RETREAT and CLEAN BREAK). She is a most welcome female voice in the genre and I can’t get enough of her films.
Lee’s most recent, ONE DROP, is directed by Lee, written by Corey Brown, and stars Lara Gilchrist, Benjamin Arthur, Torri Higginson, Mark Taylor, Julian Richings, Samuel Faraci, and Peter Blankenstein. Check out the press reele, which contains the plot crunch:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Principal Photography Has Begun on
Horror Director, Tricia Lee’s Third Feature, One Drop
Starring Lara Gilchrist, Benjamin Arthur, Torri Higginson and Julian Richings.
Indigogo Campaign also Begins
Indiegogo campaign: igg.me/at/one-drop
TORONTO. April 21, 2015. One Drop, the terrifying new horror film from director Tricia Lee and A Film Monkey Production, began yesterday in Toronto. Lee, one of the very few successful female directors in the genre, first made a splash on the scene with her first feature Clean Break and her second feature Silent Retreat. Since their Best Canadian Feature win at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, long-time team Tricia Lee and writer Corey Brown have been working on the One Drop script for their new horror creature feature and are excited to see their vision become a reality. Filming runs from April 20 to May 14, 2015. Release is slated for late 2016.
The team has also launched an Indiegogo campaign to start sharing exclusive project updates from set with fans, while also fundraising to complete post-production for the film.
One Drop tells the story of a single mother who wakes up in the basement of a medical facility only to discover that everyone around her is dead and she is somehow nine months pregnant. As she tries to escape, she realizes that something not-quite-human is prowling the hallways, and the only means of survival may be growing inside of her.
In order to bring her chilling vision to life, Tricia Lee and casting director Kristen Henderson has assembled a fantastic cast, and is thrilled to introduce them:
· Lara Gilchrist (Battlestar Galactica, Defying Gravity)
· Benjamin Arthur (Less Than Kind, Working the Engels)
· Torri Higginson (Stargate: Atlantis, The City)
· Mark Taylor (Flashpoint, Instant Star)
· Julian Richings (Orphan Black, Septic Man)
These talented actors will join forces to battle a nightmare beyond the reaches of science. In One Drop, science is pitted against religion in this suspenseful script that is visually, emotionally and intellectually stimulating.
Right now, the crew is hard at work building sets and SPFX guru Shaun Hunter is creating gruesome prosthetics to make the most frightening film possible. With the support of Producer Chris Luckhardt (Silent Retreat) and Executive Producers Brigitte Kingsley (The Dark Rising Franchise) and Michael Baker (Backcountry, Nostrum), this project was recently selected to attend the Frontieres Genre Co-Production Market in Brussels, Belgium that coincides with the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. With an overwhelmingly positive response, the only question remaining is, will audiences be brave enough to watch?
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About Tricia Lee:
Tricia Lee is the President and CEO of the feature film production company A Film Monkey Production Inc. in Toronto. Tricia Lee grew up in Toronto and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Film and Video specialized Honours program at York University. She has traveled to England to study Media Production at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. She recently directed Clean Break (Best Drama Feature Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Blood In The Snow Film Festival) and produced and directed Silent Retreat (Best Canadian Feature Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Nocturna Madrid Film Fest). Other past projects include Searching For Wonder (Reel Asian Charles Street Video Pitch Award Winner, Bravo!FACT grant and NFB FAP award); Paper Tulips (CFTPA Corus Young Filmmaker Initiative); and the Bravo!FACT Marv Freetell’s Wedding Day (Special Jury Award at Houston Worldfest). She won The N Youth Drama Pitch at the Banff Television Festival and the Kodak Audience Choice Award for the TV series pitch, “Waiting in the Wings”. She placed second at the SUNTV Convergence Pitch at the WIFT Summit for her Street Racing PSA that offered mentorship to youth. Tricia was selected to participate in the NBC Universal Development Incubator for the feature script, Lost Souls. She has also worked as a field producer/director for “Kids CBC” and “Fraud Squad” on Discovery Channel and produced the Ontario Arts Council short The Old Ways, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
I’ll keep you updated on this one. The story sounds fantastic and Lee really put a kick ass cast together. What do you think?