Reel Horror is in pre-production for its first fully funded short film! 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.
Who created Reel Horror?
Reel Horror was created by two women, Anna Dixon and Eve Oliver, both that have a following in the industry.
Producer Anna Dixon
Anna Dixon is a hugely respected independent film producer with eight feature films, numerous short films and music videos under her belt. (Slasher House, Pandamonium) She will be co-director/ producer on Witch Trial and all future Reel Horror productions.
Actress Eve Oliver
Eve Oliver is a prolific actress, fast becoming the UK independent horror scene’s next scream queen, (Mask of Thorn, Edge of Extinction) brings her experience in the genre as co-director/producer. She has had experience directing and producing for youth theatre (Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera) and is bringing all of these skills to Witch Trial and the Reel Horror films beyond.
Anna and Eve are hugely proud to be paving the way in supporting all performers and crew in Horror feel empowered and heard on set.
What is Witch Trial all about?
‘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
How can I get involved?
We’re looking to raise £5,000 to make the short film version of Witch Trial, which will cover principal photography with a crew of dedicated professionals. To help us get there, we’ve added lots of perks to the campaign so you can get involved whatever your budget. From credits, to DVDs, to being killed in the movie and hanging out on set or at the premiere, we’ll have something for you. Whatever contribution you are able to make to the project, it makes a huge difference to us in the way we can produce this film. Crowdfunding allows us to produce the film the way we want, directly for the people who want to see it.
Of course, we need funding to make the film happen but we don’t want to make any compromises
that often come with traditionally funded films. We want to tell this story with plenty of shock and
scare but also with historical accuracy and in a way that comments on the inequity between Isobel
and her accusers due to their stations in life.
To become a part of ‘Witch Trial’ find us on social media, and our campaign will be available for you to view – hurry, the campaign must close on 22nd March!
You can get involved with the WITCH TRIAL Indiegogo campaign here:
Follow our journey on social media!
Anna Dixon and Eve Oliver on set for their first short film ‘LIBRA’ which is currently showing at Horror Festivals Across the Country