Filmmaker Paul Hough’s long-in-production, science-fiction/horror feature The Human Race will have its World Premiere at the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, and we’ve got the skinny. Read on.
Gearing up for its 16th edition in 2012, the Fantasia International Film Festival is widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world.
The Human Race stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson (Hell’s Belles), Fred Coury and Domiziano Arcangeli as unwilling participants of a surreal and horrifying race for survival.
Written and directed by Paul Hough, son of John Hough (The Legend of Hell House, Witch Mountain), festival Co-Director Mitch Davis says of the selection of The Human Race, “We’ve been following Paul’s work over the years with great enthusiasm, having screened both his extraordinary documentary The Backyard and his more recent award-winning short film The Angel. The Human Race is a film that surprised even us. It’s an absolute triumph of ingenuity in low-budget filmmaking, a smartly-scripted powerhouse that consistently plays against expectations to deliver an endearingly individualistic take on the genre. It takes a number of astonishing risks and it constantly introduces elements that would be used as manipulative devices in weaker films and then obliterates them without mercy. I can’t wait to see it come to life in front of an audience here.”
As for Hough’s thoughts, we caught up with him last night.
“This is a film that has characters you’ve never seen before,” said the filmmaker, “and does with them unthinkable things. Fantasia was my number one choice to premiere it, and it is awesome to screen there. I hope for ninety minutes the people at Fantasia watch with a smile on their faces!”
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