In some fantastic news, we have an exclusive update on the next project for impressive, award-winning British filmmaker Scott Lyus.
STARBURST is delighted to reveal that Scott will be making his feature film directing debut with an offering titled Walking Against the Rain. From Crossroad Pictures and Kobal Productions, Lyus will be writing and directing the effort, with him also serving as producer alongside long-time collaborator Chris Nials.
A Kickstarter campaign will be launching for the feature on July 1st, but in the meantime you can find the official press release for Walking Against the Rain below:
Following on from the huge success of their BLACK MASS Kickstarter campaign, Crossroad Pictures, in association with Kobal Productions (the brand new production arm of the London Horror Society) are beyond excited to announce the debut feature film from award-winning producer team Scott Lyus and Chris Nials, WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN.
A horror film 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.
The film promises to be the pair's most ambitious project to date, having created several successful short films, including Silently Within Your Shadow, Echoes of the Passed and the soon-to-be-released, 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 Chris and I have been working towards for several years now. We’ve been extremely lucky to build an incredibly supportive fan base ever since we broke onto the festival scene with Silently Within Your Shadow, and thanks to their amazing support we have been able to go bigger and better with each film that followed. And now, we're ready 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. In addition to this, there is a soundtrack deal currently in the works from a MAJOR record company.
Walking Against the Rain introduces a breed of brand new monsters, known only as The Forsaken. They will be created with full practical effects, with the world they live in being fleshed out with incredible VFX. Full details on the cast and crew will be revealed with the launch of the first stage of their Kickstarter campaign on July 1st.
With their last short film Black Mass being such a runaway success on Kickstarter (at one point, it was the 5th most popular film project in the world!), 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 topical 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.
For more on Walking Against the Rain and to help support this feature, be sure to keep an eye on Crossroad Pictures’ Twitter page ahead of the project officially launching its Kickstarter campaign on July 1st.