What was the last monster movie you saw? What year was it released? Chances are it was either a remake, or it was released at least ten years ago. When it comes to creature features, making them can be a real catch 22. The budget to make monsters can be too big for small indie filmmakers, and Hollywood is just too busy making superhero films to care. One filmmaker is taking it upon himself to revitalize the monster genre with Shallow Water
Shallow Water tells the story of a small group of fishermen who embark on a fishing trip to find a remote and mythical fishing hole deep in the Sea of Cortez. They scour the Baja peninsula, find it, but encounter unexpected sea life.
Sandy Collora is a long time special effects veteran, and is probably best known for his Batman fan film Batman: Dead End. Kevin Smith called it “possibly the truest, best Batman movie ever made” and was also received with great admiration from the rest of the Batman fan base. His latest venture is bringing three of his favorite things together; horror, the ocean, and the environment.
Shallow Water will be a long form short to be a part of a feature anthology film in the vein of Creepshow and Heavy Metal, and it’s goal is to bring back creature features. “I love genre films. I grew up on the original Alien and Predator, and they are awesome.” Says Collora, “But it’s too long since we had something new, unique and powerful in that space.“
Making a film like Shallow Water means Collora and his team need a lot of money, 85K to be exact. There is currently a Kickstarter campaign running, with just over 44K currently donated. Being fans of monster flicks, we cannot wait to see what Sandy can do with his creative monsters.