Ever thought about the plight the dairy cow goes through to give you that milk for your Lucky Charms? How would you feel if it was human women put through that ordeal? Well, that's the basic premise behind THE HERD, a new dark horror short currently being funded on Sponsume.
Directed by Melanie Light from a script by Ed Pope, it has some top talent already on board: Pollyanna McIntosh (THE WOMAN), Victoria Bloom (STALLED), Jon Campling (SLEEPING DOGS), Sarah Jane Honeywell (THE ESCHATRILOGY: BOOK OF THE DEAD) and Craig Conway (DOG SOLDIERS) are all set to appear. It promises, “a vicarious descent into the visceral nightmare of relinquishing the most innate rights of existence”.
Here's the synopsis from the funding page:
“Imprisoned within inhuman squalor with other women; Paula’s existence and human function is abused as a resource by her captors. Escape, on any level, is hopeless as the women are condemned to a life of enforced servitude for one reason only – their milk. Enslaved, inseminated and abused – every facet of their life is violated. At first the premise seems exaggerated and absurd; but is, in fact, disgusting in its stark normality. In short, THE HERD inflicts the life of the average dairy cow on to a group of human women and weaves this premise into a brutal tale of original horror”.
You can find out more and help fund the project in exchange for some great perks by heading over to the Sponsume page, but get a moo-ve on, as funding closes in 12 days!
For an example of Melanie Light's work, check out this ident made for the FrightFest 'Turn off your bloody phone' contest.
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