A few months back We Are Indie Horror introduced the community to an independent project from some of the most talented group of story tellers across the Atlantic. That particular crowdfunding campaign went on to be the most-funded UK horror ever on Kickstarter. We are talking about none other than Lawrie Brewster‘s The Unkindness of Ravens. Over the weekend an incredible announcement came from the team and we are proud to share it with you all.
The Unkindness of Ravens has received a world premiere date and it is not too far away. The visceral horror film will make it’s debut during none other than FrightFest 2016. FrightFest is the UK’s biggest, best and most renowned genre festival. In it’s seventeenth year the festival promises to bring enhancements to their core mission which is to bring fear to the dark heart of London. The festival runs from August 25th to 29th
The Unkindness of Ravens tells the following story:
Andrew, a homeless veteran suffering from PTSD. Haunted by flashbacks of a traumatic event he witnessed while serving in the armed forces, Andrew travels to a retreat in the remote Scottish Highlands. There, he hopes to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that trigger his visions, but, in the bleak wilderness, his nightmares take a form more terrifying than he could have ever imagined. He must battle these monsters as well as his own inner demons in order to keep his life, and reclaim his sanity.
The film stars Jamie Scott Gordon as it blends psychological and supernatural horror in ways such as Jacob’s Ladder or The Witch. One man’s journey into hell features a slew of practical and visual effects and has an epic feel which defies all definition of independent. Be sure this film is strictly independently produced, just the team behind it is some of the most talented indie horror filmmakers out there today.
Back in December 2015, the film broke records when it became the most-funded UK horror ever on Kickstarter with 635 backers pledging over £44,000 to help complete the project. Following the premiere, backers can look forward to a real treat in the Special 3-Disc Edition of the film, set to include hours of behind the scenes action, interviews, deleted scenes, short films and more. This Special Edition is available to pre-order now at: http://www.theunkindnessofravensmovie.com/
As for the rest of us in the world, we can expect a release of The Unkindness of Ravens later this year through Hex Media and Dark Dunes Productions in association with 3rd Monkey Productions, Lights Out Productions and Zoghogg Studios
If you are one of the lucky ones close to London, be sure to check out the premiere of this awesome looking film. Don’t believe us? Check out the trailer below. For the rest of us follow the important links for all the most up to date news on all things The Unkindness of Ravens