Reel Horror’s first short film WITCH TRIAL is now over 50% of its crowdfunding goal and has now cast Stacy Hart as The Mother.
Stacy Hart joins the film alongside Peter Tilley, Dean Kilbey, Martin W Payne and the previously announced Ayvianna Snow (Black Lake, Hollow).
Reel Horror had this to say about Stacy Hart joining the project:
‘We are over the moon to have Stacy join the cast. She a fantastic, versatile actress who will absolutely smash the role. We had the good fortune to see her work at Horror On Sea in January and met her there. We soon got chatting all things Reel Horror and knew she would be a fantastic asset to the team.‘
Reel Horror had this to say about Peter Tilley joining the project:
‘After watching Peters incredible performance in HorrorScopes at the Horror On Sea Film Festival, we knew he would be a fantastic fit for our film. We met him at the festival too, and learning that he is excited for the Reel Horror journey, we knew we would love to collaborate with him. We are very excited to have Peter on board!‘
Reel Horror had this to say about Dean Kilbey coming on to the film:
‘Dean is the perfect casting for the role of ‘The Priest’. He has gone from ‘ManFish’ to join us as man of the cloth! Dean brings his wealth of experience to the role and we are incredibly excited to have him on board and joining us at Reel Horror‘
And Reel Horror had this to say about Martin W Payne joining the cast of the film:
‘We are very excited to welcome indie horror favourite Martin W Payne to the cast of Witch Trial. Martin is at the forefront of grassroots horror filmmaking in the UK both in front of and behind the camera. His knowledge and experience, as well as ability to play one hell of a mean bastard, will be invaluable on set. We can’t wait to get on set with him!‘
Eve Oliver and Anna Dixon are both co-directing/producing WITCH TRIAL and other crew members previously announced are Simon Lawrence Moore as Historical Advisor, MYCHO head honcho MJ Dixon as creative consultant and cinematographer and Moray Binfield as sound and camera assistant.
Reel Horror are currently running a Indiegogo crowdfunder campaign to raise funds for their first short film WITCH TRIAL
‘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 53% into their goal. There are plenty of perks still up for grabs from as little as £5 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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