Director Jon Keeyes has released a really unique steampunk trailer for his upcoming short film/TV pilot “The Mechanical Grave.” Sure, all the traditional horror sub-genres are great and much loved. But when something totally unique like this trailer appears, we’ve got to be sure to send it your way also.
This is a well shot piece of work with some nice F/X and some cool physical work done by the actors. The short was written by Charles Burnley and produced by Matthew Tompkins and Jon Keeyes. The plan for the project is for it to be worked from a pilot into a six-episode series, then, with any luck, a regular television series. The first 30 seconds look very impressive so they’ve got that going for them. But there’s no sense in me blathering on about it. Check out The Mechanical Grave trailer below.
From the Press Release
The year is 1895. Steam-powered ships fly through the air. Clockwork robots have replaced servants. And a grisly murder has taken place in the dark night of New York City. Called to the scene of the ritualistic murder, newly appointed police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt discovers Detective Wayne and his police officers’ power usurped by two special investigators appointed by the White House: Occultist Edgar Allan Poe, a clockwork automaton housing the soul of the literary legend, and Mrs. Emma Entwistle, a dangerous assassin with a unique connection to the otherworld. When they elicit information from the demon Neshrew, a much darker and more dangerous plot of world domination is uncovered.
Welcome to the world of “The Mechanical Grave.” Steeped in the popular steampunk genre, the story paints an alternative history of the Victorian Era world. Founded in the science fiction of steampunk grandfathers Jules Verne and HG Wells and the horror of Edgar Allan Poe, “The Mechanical Grave” is an exciting adventure filled with robots, assassins, steam and clockwork powered inventions, magicians, demons, supernatural being, and a life in which magic is very real, although taboo. Debuting this fall, the producers are currently working “The Mechanical Grave” into an episodic show for television.
Fans can also follow the Highland Myst Entertainment and Wolfclan Productions joint venture of “The Mechanical Grave” on Facebook.
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