There is a new official trailer plus several stills and a poster available for William Instone’s upcoming serial slasher Jon. The film opens in a limited release in Texas on February 12 and will then venture out to find DVD distribution.
Who says imaginary friends are harmless?
Jon Sloan, a socially challenged computer engineer doesn’t have any luck with the ladies. A desperate loner looking for love, Jon finds himself the constant victim of rejection from the local bar girls. In a state of depression Jon questions his sanity as he begins seeing a large man in black throughout his daily life that he recognizes but can’t place who the man is.
After an online date goes wrong, Jon finds himself thrust into a world of darkness when the man in black turns out to be Blackie, Jon’s sociopath, childhood imaginary friend that has returned to his life to taunt and entice him to live out a life of lust and murder.
Jon is a dark drama about a man’s struggle to deal with who he is and what he will become directed and written by William Instone, also a member of hard rock band BlyndfoldMary. Starring Parker Dash as Jon and Instone himself as Blackie, his imaginary friend, Jon’s supporting cast includes Bill Johnson (Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Lloyd Kaufman, Simon Day (Run Fatboy Run), and Kim Sønderholm (Tour de Force, Little Big Boy) as a crazy TV evangelist.
Instone says of the film, “For my debut film I wanted to make something that felt real to me. I knew I wanted to do a horror film, but not the same old psycho killer in the woods hacking up teen-aged kids. Jon came to life when I recalled an event in my life when my real life friend Jon met a drag queen at a bar and some of the online dating stories I had heard about. While driving to work one morning, I came up with the basic idea of the story; three days later the script was written. It was important to me to make my characters as real as possible; almost every character in this story I modeled after real people I have known throughout my life. In the end I feel strongly that this approach to the writing really paid off and made it very easy for my actors to embrace their characters and breathe life into them.
Making Jon has been a very enjoyable learning experience. Shot guerrilla style, the film was made with a two-man crew and limited budget. This truly was film school by doing. I not only learned what to do but also what not to do, and that is something that you only learn by doing it. I’m very proud of what I created and hope that others will enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Look for more on Jon from Dull Knife Productions soon!
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