Crowd Funded Noir Thriller goes into production
Everyone loves a good monster story. Each of us grows up imagining the creature who lives in the closet, or the bogeyman under the bed. But these are just stories… right?
Well, what if they aren’t? What if the monster is one that you shaped yourself, who feeds on your anger, deepest fears and doubts?
Eallin has started production on Fury Things, a short film by Dutch director Yoes Benli. The film tells the tale of a sullen eleven-year-old girl, who accidentally opens a portal into another world where fantastical creatures flit through a mystical forest.
“She destroys a drawing she has made of her dad, and it sets off a supernatural event – the opening up of a magical world,” explains Yoes. “Monsters have always fascinated me, I think it’s just their weirdness and creepiness.”
Accordingly, it is not long before her adventures through this magical world take on a darker tone. The girl comes face to face with her own monster and realizes she must fight it, or be destroyed by it.
The live-action film, which will feature real actors alongside a cast of CG characters, is currently being crowdfunded. Shooting is scheduled to take place in the summer, and an accompanying graphic novel is in production.
Yet while its main character is a child, Yoes is adamant that the 15-minute film is not just for children:
“It’s way too creepy for that,” he says, “To be honest, the story has gotten considerably darker since I wrote the first draft three years ago. We all have our demons, I guess. In the end, this is a story about one girl struggling with hers.”
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