One of the great pleasures I have by working on this blog is that, on occasion, I receive information from film companies about movies currently in production or ready for release. More often than not, these are smaller, independent ventures that are looking to use internet “word of mouth” to promote their films. I get excited because this gives me an opportunity to take a look at some films that for obvious reasons I may not have otherwise been exposed to. In addition, it is really exciting because it makes me realize that, indeed there is a vibrant and active film industry out there.
Here is a recent trailer I have received for a forthcoming film entitled “The Unleashed” (read the synopsis below):
Madison Kennard, a troubled woman dealing with her dark past, must venture home after an 8 year absence following her mother’s death. Almost instantly after her return, Madison must cope with the haunting memories of a childhood best forgotten. Lindsay, a childhood friend of Madison’s with an adventurous past, hears of Madison’s arrival and has every intention of reconnecting a friendship once had. Bizarre and unexplainable events occur within the house after old friends come together and dabble with the infamous Ouija board. With the help of Andrew Porter, a renowned writer and expert on paranormal phenomena whom she met by chance, Madison soon discovers that there is more to the board than she realized and must uncover truths of her family’s past to contain what had been unleashed.
Here is a little more about the film’s distributor, Dark House Films (from their website):
Dark House Films Inc. of Toronto, Canada is a motion picture company founded in 2010, with the desire to produce quality feature films that hold up to the Hollywood standard. From initial conception to the final delivery, D.H.F. takes pride in every aspect of our films. From the quality of our cameras, the ability to devise characters that engage, enrage, enlighten and entertain, the precision of our sound, and the finesse of our special effects, we thrive to reinvent and transform the notion of what Canadian Film is capable of.
This is a Canadian production, and according to the website, it does not look like there are any immediate plans to release the film in the States. As a result, I am relying on any of my friends to the North to let me know their reaction to the final and complete product.
“The Unleashed” premieres in Toronto on June 25, 2011