Box of Shadows Begins Shooting in LA

College kids just never learn. They’re always messing around where they shouldn’t and wind up getting themselves and their friends killed. The students in the upcoming Box of Shadows seem destined for the same fate.

Supernatural thriller Box of Shadows begins principal photography in Los Angeles on June 29th, 2009, under the direction of Mauro Borrelli. The screenplay was written by Borrelli and Scott Svatos. Borrelli, best known as a visual effects artist, was first brought to the U.S. from Italy by Francis Ford Coppola for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and he has since worked non-stop on some of the biggest movies and with some of the most talented directors in town. His first two features were Goodbye Casanova, starring Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Haunted Forest.

Box of Shadows centers around a group of college friends who discover a 15th Century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the “box of shadows” soon brings out the group’s most dangerous impulses and desires. The friends find themselves pulled into a world of evil where they learn the line between life and death is there for a reason. For more info, visit the film’s official site.

Borrelli sees the film as “a chance to bring some of the big budget techniques I have learned to a smaller, edgier film. It’s a very different kind of ghost story. Although you have classical elements like ghosts and hauntings, you also have a story that deals with addiction and uncontrolled desire in a very modern way. What would happen if you had a machine you knew was deadly but could help you get everything you ever wanted? Would you use it?

Hell no! I’ve seen too many horror films to take that kind of chance. What about you guys?

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