A crime thriller set on Halloween night where calamity ensures? Sign me up! Today, Dread Central is thrilled to share the teaser poster for Pitch Black Heist from writer/director Mark Schoonmaker. A trailer should be released soon.
On a grim Halloween night in October 1997, Joel Strang a seasoned thief takes his younger siblings – Ellar and Quay under his wing. When a robbery turns awry, the group becomes trapped inside a house and in the dark; impelling them to embark on a pitch black heist.
Pitch Black Heist stars Steve Wilcox (Swamp Thing), Garrett Hines (Deepwater Horizon), and Gala Moody (Suspiria).
Produced by David Christopher Pitt, Abigail Welch, Kole Mahoney, Peter Garafalo & Schoonmaker. This is Schoonmaker’s narrative feature directorial debut.
Schoomaker also updated us on another project he’s got in the works: Touch of Evil, a coming-of-age drama mystery thriller that’s been in the works for almost a decade now.
A coming-of-age drama that follows Mordy Brown, an adopted emotionally damaged boy, who journeys through a doomed life. Mordy fails to form friendships and struggles to communicate with anyone about his secret. In the midst of these challenges, another classmate, Keff, continues to torment Mordy and the burden of his family’s dark past. Mordy’s well-being is in danger, as a repressed traumatic, childhood memory comes back to haunt him which he has attempted to forget. He becomes deeply obsessed to have Keff accept his friendship.
“Touch of Evil is something I’m planning on to make with my producers Pitt and Welch along with producer Keri Ann Kimball,” Schoomaker tells us. “A script has been written and I am currently circling Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts, Alien Covenant) to portray a single parent who adopts a boy named Mordy who is the central focus of the piece. The movie will explore isolation, adoption, alienation, identity, obsession, and bullying. I’m really excited about this drama because it is a fresh look at a deep layered character study in creating a memorable & tragic movie monster”.
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