Dread Hosts Premiere of Horror Short Crymson Water in NorCal

In an act of complete nepotism, this scribe is proud to announce that his sister Peggy Decker’s horror short Crymson Water (which she executive produced and which was filmed in Northern California last summer) will premiere this Sunday, August 9 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg, CA (115 North Street). Doors open at 7:00 pm (as does the wine and micro-brew bar) and admission is $7 – not a bad price to find out “Who Guards the Lifeguards?” (as the film’s tag-line questions).

Written by Sebastian Wolff and directed by J. Cooper Arbios, this Symphonic Gecko Media ultra-low budgeter was shot on video in the off-hours over the course of sixteen days (much of it at Santa Rosa’s public pool, where most of the film’s cast and crew work as, well, lifeguards), and according to producer Decker (who also stars, as does the director) is, “a story of bloody revenge, concerning those who are romantically deceitful.“ Have a look at the flick’s premiere poster and trailer below. For more information check out the official Crymson Water website.

It takes a large amount of insanity to produce an independent film on zero budget,” Decker tells Dread. “The basics of survival go away first: sleep, shelter, food – and then there’s always the day jobs you have to go to, and after that it’s all how personalities mesh. I was lucky to find the perfect balance with most of the crew, and here we are thirteen months later with one film premiere and another in production. I never would have thought it could happen, and I want to especially thank the Raven Theatre for supporting local independent filmmakers and letting us shine.

Dread will be on-hand to introduce the short, as well as to moderate the following Q&A and also to introduce the trailer for Primal Ink, Symphonic Gecko Media’s first feature film, which Peggy Decker will exec. produce and which Arbios will also direct. The project centers around “a guy’s descent into murder, among other unsocial activities,” says Decker, who has an eye on completing the flick by 2012 (indie filmmaking can be time consuming). Check out the brand-new poster for Primal Ink below.

Primal Ink Poster


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