You heard it from us first. We’ve been given an exclusive scoop on the sci-fi/horror film The Sound, which you can dig below…
From the Press Release:
The husband and wife filmmaking team comprised of director/writer/producer Barry W. Levy and producer/writer/actor Helenna Santos of Mighty Pharaoh Films is beginning the second week of production on the sci-fi feature film The Sound, co-produced by Jason Satterlund of Big Puddle Films.
The Sound follows a group of friends who venture deep into the woods only to be trapped by a mysterious unexplained sound.
Helenna Santos (The Dead Zone, American Reunion, BlackBoxTV) is joined by Ayanna Berkshire (Twilight, Grimm), Dani Lennon (The Love Witch, Malevolent, Bite Me), Madeline Merritt (Auteur, Army of the Damned), and Deborah Smith (Parker’s Anchor, At Your Own Risk), with the project’s writer/director Barry W. Levy (Scandal, Mad Men, The X-Files) also doing double duty acting in the project playing a supporting role.
“The Sound is a throwback to the sci-fi stories that I loved growing up. The Twilight Zone and Philip K. Dick have always been great influences of mine, and in writing this, I was also inspired by the years when I was acting on The X-Files and Millennium,” Levy stated. “The Sound is a nod to classic sci-fi storytelling and also a chance for us to reinvigorate the genre with a modern day twist.”
As Santos added, “I’ve been obsessed with sci-fi and horror my whole life, and I love a story that can combine both elements. What I’m especially excited about in this film is that it focuses on five diverse, independent women and passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors. It’s a pivotal time for female-driven stories. Plus, what could be seen as a purely fictional tale actually taps into a very real, supernatural phenomenon of mysterious horn-like sounds occurring around the world today. The story also incorporates a lot of modern conspiracy theories circling the globe.”
The Sound is expected to have a mid-2017 release.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Blair