First Info and One-Sheet for The Prospector's Curse
The 49er. I'm not talking about the San Fran type that was just a couple of bobbled balls away from the Super Bowl this year... I’m talking about the real thing. The water panning, gold tooth wearing, scraggly haired, crazy eyed character from early American history. That's what we're looking at in the upcoming short The Prospector's Curse.
Yukon Cornelius be damned. You know these early prospectors had to be a little unbalanced. You can't just sit with a pan in the water all day hoping gold will wash up into it without being a little touched. It's this fun thought that drives The Prospector's Curse, which incidentally carries the tagline "There's blood in them there hills!". It's early in 2012, but that is officially one of our favorite tags so far this year.
The film is currently in post-production in Toronto, Canada. For more info visit The Prospector's Curse Facebook page. A May 2012 release date is planned, but for now dig on the badass poster below.
About The Prospector's Curse
A western-themed horror film entitled “The Prospector’s Curse” has wrapped production near the remote town of Pontypool, Ontario. Set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890’s, the darkly comedic short is written and directed by Josh Heisie (Mail Order Bride) and produced by Bruno Marino (Anything Goes).
The talent lineup for The Prospector’s Curse includes David Roberts (Curious and Unusual Deaths), Johnny Quinn (Mind’s Eye: The Series), Amanda Ives (I Hate Toronto: A Love Story) and Robert Nolan (Worm). Rounding out the creative team are Director of Photography Michael Jari Davidson (SICK) and Special Effects Makeup Artist Carlos Henriques (Red: Werewolf Hunter) of The Butcher Shop.
Theodore “Tubby” Ellsworth and Jack Smith are two criminals on the run, lost in the untamed wilderness. When they stumble across a mutilated prospector, dying on Native American land, they promise to give him a Christian burial. The fugitives break their oath and steal the old man’s gold, but that night the prospector’s corpse returns to make them pay!
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