Writer, director and producer Paul Hough got in touch with Dread Central to chat up his most recent feature, The Human Race, as well as to provide us with a first look at some key art from the film.
The independently financed flick, which is currently in post-production, stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington (Altered), Trista Robinson (Breath of Hate), Eddie McGee and Celine Tien (the latter two of which worked with Hough on the J-horror influenced The Angel) and revolves around the character of Veronica, a woman who suddenly finds herself in a surreal and horrifying marathon race where the rules are simple – ‘If you are lapped, you die. If you step off the path, you die. One hundred will start but only one will cross the finish line alive.’
Produced by Hough along with Geza Decsy (the duo teamed previously on the celebrated documentary The Backyard) and Bryan Coyne, Trip Hope and John and Jamie Hough, The Human Race shot for a total of thirty days in Los Angeles over the course of the last year and a half, commencing with a fourteen-day shoot at a prison in Whittier, CA. Effects man Tom Devlin provided the gore.
Said Hough of his The Human Race lead McGee (who worked with him in The Angel, which won best short film at The London Sci-Fi Film Festival, as well as at The Fant-Asia Film Festival – see that film below), “When Eddie heard of the role (in The Human Race), he jumped at it without hesitation. He is a fearless actor and inspired both The Angel and The Human Race. In fact, I can safely say that in The Human Race I put him through more hell than ever before, and he is remarkable.”
As for his next feature project, “I’m working as a producer with my long-time collaborator Geza Decsy on a horror-survival feature,” said Hough, “as well as directing a UFO movie.”
An official site for The Human Race is coming soon.
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