As mentioned recently HERE, Reel Horror is in pre-production for its first fully funded short film WITCH TRIAL.
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.
We now have news that the enigmatic Ayvianna Snow (Black Lake, Hollow) has joined the cast and will be playing the lead role of Isobel Gowdie.
Ayvianna joins the crew for WITCH TRIAL and will work with Eve Oliver and Anna Dixon who are both co-directing/producing this short film.
Reel Horror had this to say about the recent casting:
‘We are especially honoured to have Ayvianna on board with “Witch Trial”, she’s an incredibly talented actress, with an impressive number of credits under her belt. We knew she would be our ‘Isobel Gowdie’ as soon as we got chatting to her about the project. Ayvianna shared our passion to tell women’s stories with the care and attention they deserve and more than that, she shares our vision for a safe and inclusive on-set experience for all. We know she will be a fantastic asset to our team and we can’t wait to get working with her!‘
Other crew members 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 36% 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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