Reel Horror are currently running a Indiegogo crowdfunder campaign to raise funds for their first short film WITCH TRIAL and has so far announced that Ayvianna Snow (Black Lake, Hollow) (News Here) will be joining the film in the lead role of Isobel Gowdie.
WITCH TRIAL is based on a real story that took place in a really fascinating period of history so the aim is to have as much accuracy as possible with the military uniforms and aesthetic. With that in mind, news has been released that they have recruited the talent of Simon Lawrence Moore as Historical Advisor on the film.
Simon has a successful YouTube channel dedicated to military history and uses living history to give his audience an authentic experience of stepping back in time. His attention to detail is exceptional and he is often sought out to visit museums to advise.
Reel Horror had this to say about the significance of Simon Lawrence Moore coming on to the film:
‘We are incredibly excited to welcome the fantastic Simon Lawrence Moore . Simon’s historic knowledge of the period and his exquisite attention to detail is exactly what we are looking for to accurately build the context for our film Witch Trial, and advise on set. We are so excited to work with Simon, and look forward to the expertise he will bring to the table!‘
Eve Oliver and Anna Dixon are both co-directing/producing WITCH TRIAL and other crew members previously announced are MYCHO head honcho MJ Dixon as creative consultant and cinematographer and Moray Binfield as sound and camera assistant.
‘Witch Trial’ is based on the true story of Isobel Gowdie, a Scottish woman who made strange and fantastical confessions of witchcraft. It’s not known why she made these confessions or what ultimately happened to her, but many other young women were implicated as part of her story. The film is set against the backdrop of 1600s England and Scotland, after Cromwell and the civil wars and during the restoration whilst Charles II is King. We will be keeping true to the period in terms of locations, costumes and dialogue so that we can tell Isobel’s story as faithfully as possible whilst giving it some horror movie twists and turns. We’ve taken inspiration from, amongst other things, the VVitch, Suicide Squad and Evil Dead in crafting the story and its terrifying conclusion.
The project is currently raising funds of £5,000 via an Indiegogo crowdfunder and as of writing are 37% into their goal. There are plenty of perks still up for grabs and remember if you can’t support via funding then a simple share with your friends and family goes a long way to getting this project in front of many eyes.
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Reel Horror is a brand new Horror Film company working with specific emphasis on inclusivity, empowerment and open dialogue with all our actors and crew onset. Reel Horror feels the atmosphere created onset with the team directly correlates to the quality of content they are able to create and deliver to audiences.