The guys who are putting together the “zero budget” indie film Patrol Men in the UK definitely seem to be doing things the right way. From the over 40(!) locations they’ve used for the flick to their fresh approach to the soundtrack (read more on that here), they are pouring their hearts and souls into the project. And today they’ve provided Dread Central with an exclusive first look at their brand new theatrical poster.
Director of Photography Louis Corallo designed the poster, which gives off a great retro vibe and promises us that “Bad Things Will Happen”. Along with that, David Campion (co-director with Ben Simpson) sent along a piece of highly edited concept art. Be sure to click each to see them bigger and in more detail.
Campion also gave a brief update on the film’s progress in post: “The film itself is looking good; however, on the 21st November, we will have a weekend of re-shoots. We are expanding the ending, making it longer, more visceral, and bloodier. Our aim for the re-shoot is to create a sequence which defies our budget and defies expectations of what you can see in a no budget film. We are looking at getting it ready by early 2010. We’re going to give it a great sound mix, solid color grade, and the neatest possible edit imaginable.”
In the meantime, here’s the full official synopsis: When Jess, a teenager with a taste for rebellion, moves to a remote island, he sparks up a friendship with Alex. Alex is naive, innocent, but smart. She warns Jess of the island’s strict rules, including the ‘Curfew’, which prevents residents from leaving their houses after dark. The curfew is enforced by the PATROL MEN, a gang of militant types hidden behind gas masks. However, Jess decides to call the island’s bluff. Jess stays out after dark. Jess is never seen again. Distraught and feeling more alone than ever, Alex investigates Jess’ disappearance. What follows is an adventure that plunges the naive Alex from the comforts of everyday life into the darkness of a corrupt island. Why are we made to fear the dark? And … Who are the PATROL MEN?
In addition, Campion wanted to make sure we turned our readers on to the tunes of Taking Tiger Mountain (visit their MySpace page here), who were kind enough to supply a track for Patrol Men, which was used in the trailer as well. Check it out below, and keep it here for more as it comes.
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