James Moran and Cat Davies' Moranic Productions has announced the crowdfunding campaign for a brand new 10-minute short film, Blood Shed.
The official synopsis of the short is:
Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. When he buys suspiciously cheap second-hand parts online to build his very own dream shed, he and long-suffering wife Helen find they’ve got more than they bargained for: a killer shed with an appetite for blood. As the body count rises, and the shed’s ferocious appetite grows, Jack is faced with a horrifying dilemma. A comedy horror about a man’s twisted love for his shed… that eats people.
Blood Shed is a dark and twisted but laugh out loud comedy, with a Creepshow-style look and sound, synthesiser music, LOTS of Evil Dead-style blood, and comic book panels. It’s a love letter to the 80s horror anthology style, while telling a bizarre new tale with a unique monster.
The team need to raise £10K to make this beautiful nightmare a reality, with a Kickstarter campaign live from February 27th - March 26th, 2017. But they can’t do it without you! There are perks including signed goodies, exclusive extras and downloads, set visits, screening tickets, props, Executive Producer credits, writing workshops, script feedback, and even a piece of the shed!
Moranic Productions is James Moran, (the short’s co-writer and director), already well-known to genre fans through his writing on the movies Severance, Cockneys vs Zombies and Tower Block, and internationally acclaimed TV shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, and Spooks. His other work includes 5-time Streamy Award-nominated web series Girl Number 9, and several short films which he wrote and directed, including the award-winning hit Crazy for You (Best Horror/Sci-Fi, Crystal Palace International Film Festival), starring Arthur Darvill and Hannah Tointon, which screened at huge festivals across the globe and is now part of an anthology feature film. The team’s latest hit web series, Mina Murray’s Journal won the Best Screenplay award at Dublin Web Fest 2016, and will soon screen at HollyWeb in Los Angeles.
Of the production, Moran says, “I’ve always loved 80s horror, and I’m really excited to unleash our evil beast. For years, we’ve seen people getting killed in or near cabins and outhouses, but we’ve never seen a shed itself actually doing the killing - until now!”
Cat Davies, (co-writer and producer of the film), is the other half of Moranic and has worked professionally in production since 2005 at the BBC, ITV and as a publishing executive at BBC Worldwide managing the release of some of the UK’s biggest comedy titles. Cat is an expert in making the most of every penny and managing productions end-to-end. Cat is also an award-winning filmmaker, with her last short Connie starring Catrin Stewart, playing the international festival circuit and currently nominated for a prestigious iHorror award in the US. Cat is co-founder of Moranic Productions, with James. You can read our review of Connie here.
Davies adds, “we are desperate to bring this unique tale to life to delight horror, comedy, and classic monster fans. We have a great team behind the project and a united passion for the films and styles that influenced the script and visual concepts for the piece. We really need your help to make this happen and shoot the film in late April. We cannot wait to share Blood Shed with the world.”
Ben Foster (Torchwood, Thunderbirds, Happy Valley), a BAFTA-nominated composer, is on score duties and the cast and crew to be announced throughout the month-long campaign!
Perks on offer include signed goodies, exclusive extras and downloads, set visits, on-screen appearances, screening tickets, props, Executive Producer credits, writing workshops, script feedback and even a piece of the shed! Stretch goals will be announced as the campaign goes on. Support the project now by heading to the Kickstarter page.
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