Around these parts we’re pretty big fans of the flick Pontypool, and any time word of another project from the minds of the lunatics behind it comes our way, we sit up and pay attention. You should too!
From the Press Release:
Foresight Features, the studio behind Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity, has teamed up with acclaimed writer Tony Burgess (Pontypool) for a 1950’s style throwback entitled Hellmouth. Directed by John Geddes (Exit Humanity), the film stars Stephen McHattie (Pontypool, The Watchmen) as Charlie Baker, a dying gravekeeper who’s forced to take one final job. The film also features an eclectic cast including female lead Siobhan Murphy, Julian Richings, Boyd Banks, the star of Exit Humanity, Mark Gibson, and some iconic cameos including Bruce McDonald (Pontypool). An ode to classic horror and fantasy, Hellmouth is a VFX spectacle that chronicles Charlie Baker’s dark descent through Gothic landscapes, demonic worlds, and medieval realms as he journeys to discover the secret behind a mysterious cemetery.
“I wanted to create a story-driven film with fantasy and horror combined. Something that was directly inspired by the era of Hitchcock and even Ed Wood. Working with a writer like Tony Burgess was a pleasure as we both love the simplicity in many of the old classic films of the 50’s and 60’s, and even earlier in films like Nosferatu and Faust. We worked really hard to make Hellmouth something fresh.” – Director, John Geddes
The Visual Effects Supervisor and Lead Artist roles are helmed by Toronto’s Nick Flook, who has assembled a team of A-list artists who are working around the clock to complete the hefty workload.
“The imagery and style of this film is exactly the type of endless creative opportunity I’ve been wanting to work on for a long time. Dark and moody with dashes of wild fantasy, I can’t think of any artist that wouldn’t want to work on something this cool.” – VFX Supervisor, Nick Flook
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