The first still has been released for Michael Medaglia’s first feature horror film, Deep Dark, produced by Polluted Pictures. The still shows lead character Hermann, played by Sean McGrath (Cell Count) in his new home.
The story surrounds Hermann and his muse’s strange relationship, and the portrayal of the violence that develops between them. Polluted Pictures describes it as a modern cocktail of several genres, the film serves up equal parts psychological horror and romance, because after all, love can be a little scary.
Michael Medaglia says, “Deep Dark is an indie film with an original story. It’s not a sequel. It’s not a reboot and it’s not a foreign film remade in the US. It’s not based on a toy, comic book or popular children’s fiction series. A film like this could only be made independently and that’s how we are making it… outside of the system.”
Co-Producer Todd E. Freeman adds that, “Deep Dark is different. This movie is being made for the viewers on the fringe. The ones that don’t necessarily like their content safe. The viewer that used to watch movies late at night on HBO or Cinemax, and enjoyed the sense of excitement of truly original films where anything could happen at any moment. We’re making a movie for people like us… different, original, and slightly dangerous.”
The film is currently in production, but has also requested post production funds after securing 80% of their budget through traditional funds. The KickStarter Campaign asks for backers to commit funding from as little as $1 to contribute to the completion of editing, sound design, and visual effects with perks in return for the donation. You can check out the campaign here
Check out the Facebook page for more information, including behind the scenes shots.
Hermann is a talentless sculptor with dreams of becoming a great artist. When he’s not thinking about his art he is thinking about Devora: a beautiful, successful gallerist who is known for discovering new talent. Upon finally meeting her Hermann is given an ultimatum: make a groundbreaking piece of art or quit forever.
Two weeks later with no art to show, Hermann is at the end of his rope. Just before giving up he discovers something extraordinary: a talking hole in the wall. When the hole helps him create something exquisite, his career suddenly takes off and passions spark between him and Devora. Sensing abandonment, The Hole demands more from Hermann. Much more.
As for what happens next…you’ll just have to wait and find out. We assure that you’ve never seen anything quite like this before.