About this project
12 Kilometers is the culmination of Director Mike Pecci’s worst nightmares come to life. During recovery from an accident earlier this year which left him in recovery with a cracked skull, a creature began to emerge; a black, oily creature. Evil manifest.
UPDATE: (8.26.14) Two new incentives added! ALL OF THE PRINTS + MONSTER PACKAGE & ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PREMIUM PACKAGE
Against a backdrop of 1980s Russia, a drill team is digging the deepest hole known to man. Dredged from this abyss is an entity that will bring them face to face with their most terrifying fears. What will rise from the ancient depths is a force the likes of which they’ve never seen - one that will ravage them from the inside out.
The first major film release from McFarland and Pecci Films, 12 Kilometers is backed by the talents of some of the best and brightest in film, design and photography. Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night / Squidder); comic book artist Orlando Baez; Director of Photography David Kruta, and micro-photographer and biochemist Linden Gledhill have all stepped up to lend their unique talents to this cutting-edge psychological massacre.
12 Kilometers will be a true edge-of-your-seat short, dragging you down to the darkest depths of the human psyche. This team is all hands on deck, crafting effects and visuals organically, evoking the feel of true 80s style, conjuring the essence of such classics as “The Thing” and “An American Werewolf in London.”
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CAST (UPDATED 8_11_14):
ARA WOLAND as Eduard.
With an aura of intensity and a richly artistic presence, Ara Woland is an NYC based actor of extensive range, who has taken on vastly differing roles throughout his career. He recently starred in the Russian film “Welkome Home.” That is currently touring the international film festival circuit.
ERNST ZORIN as Professor Milahav.
Ernst Petrovich Zorin was born on April 17, 1937.
He graduated from the Theatre School named after BV Shchukin.
He worked in the theater of Eugene Vakhtangov from 1959 to 1980.
In 1980 he emigrated from the country. He worked as an actor in theaters in New York, staged plays, the voice of Russian films, then - on the radio "Freedom" in Munich, Germany.
Writer/Director: Mike Pecci
As a director and photographer with over 13 years experience behind the lens, Mike Pecci has crafted numerous shorts, music videos and documentaries. What Pecci lends to his work is a unique penchant for storytelling; through a seamless blend of visuals, honed technique, and the ability to translate his observations of the human condition into an organic - and oftentimes jarring - composition, Pecci’s trademark style carries with it an unmatched authenticity. His work exudes a fearless quality - Mike Pecci is willing to go wherever the work leads him, because like all true artists, he understands that the story leads the artist. His recent projects include his Grindhouse Shorts Collection and the unreleased fan film The Dead Can’t Be Distracted.
Executive Producers: Ian McFarland & Mike Pecci
Ian McFarland has produced and created Emmy nominated and award winning documentaries that have screened in film festivals and have been picked up for major distribution worldwide and aired on major networks like ESPN, PBS, NESN, MTV, VICE, and Logo. He has also produced and directed over forty seven music videos for multiple Grammy Nominated international acts and his work was voted in the Top 25 Hard Rock music videos of 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 on MTV. Most recently the Killswitch Engage track "In Due Time" which McFarland and Pecci directed a music video, for was nominated for a 2014 Grammy.
Production Design: Travis Harrington
Director of Photography: David Kruta
UPDATE (8_14_14): COMICBASTERDS.COM just did an article on the project! Read it HERE.
UPDATE (8_16_14): BleedingCool.com features the film on its front page! See it HERE
UPDATE (8_17_14): Horror Cult releases an article on the film. Read it HERE
Boasting an incentive list packed with tons of original art, props from the film and opportunities to be present for the final cut, 12 Kilometers will change the way you think of modern-day horror.
Everyone who contributes will receive a digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue, as well as early access to news, behind the scenes footage, and promotional materials about the film. Also included in the incentives are tons of original art, props from the film and opportunities to be present for the final cut!
UPDATE: NEW INCENTIVE FOR KILLSWITCH ENGAGE FANS! Limited Black print signed by McFarland & Pecci!
UPDATE: The bottled creature in the MONSTER PACKAGES we are giving away is a sample of the actual fluid used to make the creature. It's manipulated by magnets and its a lot of fun to play with. Might cause nightmare though. :) It's been donated to us by the amazing company CONCEPT ZERO!
**UPDATE (8_14_14) Folks keep asking if the director will sign the prints and the answer is yup! Signed and numbered!**
Mike Pecci’s Grindhouse DVD:
This collection of violent and over the top Grindhouse films feature Suicide Girls, chainsaws, and David Lynch style horror.
"I kind of feel like somebody else might have felt a long time ago when they were shown My Best Friend’s Birthday – the little known movie that Tarantino made before he went on to unleash Reservoir Dogs. The feeling pretty much comes down to something like ‘I’m in the presence of something special here, something on the edge of breaking through…'" – Skin Deep Magazine
Risks and challenges
McFarland and Pecci have a concrete history of producing a long and impressive list of produced shorts, music videos and documentaries. A full service facility that prides itself on meeting deadlines and producing only the highest quality work, M&P handle all editing and post-production needs, in-house, and are backed by a dedicated team of technicians who are willing to donate their time to the quality and completion of this film.
Check out their work at Mcfarlandandpecci.com
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