Last month we brought word that award-winning British filmmaker Scott Lyus was gearing up to make his feature film debut, and now we have news that Scott’s Kickstarter campaign for his new movie – Walking Against the Rain – has officially launched.
Having impressed many with Silently Within Your Shadow and Echoes of the Passed – not to mention anticipation being high for this year’s Black Mass – Lyus has certainly marked himself out as someone to keep an eye on. And now, with the Kickstarter campaign having begun for Crossroad Pictures and Kabal Productions’ biblical horror Walking Against the Rain, the below press released has put out:
Horror fans, the end of the world is upon us…
Crossroad Pictures, in association with Kobal Productions, have launched their debut feature film WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN on Kickstarter.
A horror movie set 6 months after a biblical plague has fallen upon the world, the film tells the story of two strangers navigating their way across a barren landscape in a desperate attempt to find each other, with their only form of communication two soon-to-die battery operated radio mics; all while trying to avoid a brand new evil - The Forsaken.
From award winning filmmakers Scott Lyus and Chris Nials, the film promises to be their most ambitious project to date, having created several successful short films, including Silently Within Your Shadow, Echoes of the Passed and this year’s Black Mass, the time to bring their first feature film to life could not be more perfect as Lyus explains:
“Walking Against the Rain is the film we’ve been working towards for several years now. We’ve been extremely lucky to build an amazing supportive fan base ever since we broke onto the festival scene with Silently Within Your Shadow, and due to this amazing support we have been able to go bigger and better with each film that followed and now we aim to break into the feature film scene with our biblical horror tale that dives deep into grief, loss and the importance of human connection.”
The film will be written and directed by Lyus and produced by both Lyus and Nials, with an award winning team once again joining them to help bring the film to life. As well as a soundtrack deal in the works from a MAJOR record company.
Walking Against the Rain stars Reece Douglas of Waterloo Road and horror hit Cruel Summer fame, with the films monsters, The Forsaken, being brought to life by monster make-up favourite James Swanton, who has had star appearances in horror hits Double Date, Frankenstein’s Creature, as well as brining Darkness to life in Black Mass.
The film’s monsters The Forsaken will be created with full practical effects, with the world being fleshed out with incredible VFX. Full details on the rest of the cast and crew will be revealed during the Kickstarter campaign.
With their last effort Black Mass a runaway success on Kickstarter, we can only imagine what a huge hit Walking Against the Rain will be. And with an award winning team behind it, a major soundtrack deal in the works and a strong theme of grief, loss and human connection at its core, this is one horror project you will want to be a part of. Horror fans take notice.
In addition to this press release, the production has also given us a sneak peek of the concept art for the movie's monsters, the nefarious Forsaken:
For further details on Walking Against the Rain and to help support the picture, be sure to head to the project’s Kickstarter page.