Matt Shaw's "Happy Ever After" - Independent horror feature
Matt Shaw (Sick B*stards, Porn and Whore) and Dan Brownlie (Tombs: Rise of the Damned) bring Shaw's most infamous character to screen
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Happy Ever After's synopsis:
If it's just you and me, together, for the rest of our lives - no-one else to mess things up... could you ever love me?
Peter loves Vanessa. He loves her a lot and is looking forward to starting a nice life with her, and only her. No one else to get in the way and mess up their beautiful relationship. He'll do anything for her. Absolutely anything to make her happy. Anything to see that beautiful smile of hers. Anything to live happily ever after with her. The only problem is - Vanessa doesn't know Peter and, more importantly, understand why she is cuffed to the dining room table.
A young woman is kidnapped by a psychotic lover in a remote mansion. What starts as macabre love soon turns into a deadly fight for survival
About the series:
Happy Ever After is part of The Peter Chronicles. 6 books in total following the life of a psychopath desperate for love. The books are available as stand alone titles or put together in two large collections (volume one and volume two). The titles include: Happy Ever After, GSOH Essential, A Fresh Start, All Good Things, Once Upon a Time.
Volume One is available to purchase from Amazon here:
Who is Matt Shaw?
Matt Shaw is one of the UK's leading extreme horror authors with 100 titles published. He is most known for The Peter Chronicles and his demented Black Cover Books (Sick B*stards, SickER B*stards, Rotting Dead F*cks, Whore, Porn, ART, Monster - to name but a few).
For a complete list of his work:
Or check him out at www.facebook.com/mattshawpublications
Shaw currently has three films in early stages of production - Love Life, Sick B*stards and Seed - although this will be the first feature he is directly attached to with regards to writing the screenplay and being on hand to answer any questions the director may have... And speaking of which:
Dan Brownlie to direct!
Creator of brand-B corporation and master of British horror, Dan Brownlie started out with micro horrors he quickly moved up the ladder in terms of length and production. His first fully funded short Bear Scary (which is catalogued in the encyclopaedia of killer toy films "La Notta Piu Lunga Del Mondo" and has been included in the brand-B corporation anthology "Self Induced Nightmares part 1") gained him enough notoriety to achieve funding for the modern British horror anthology "Three's a Shroud" (to be released by Wild Eye Releasing). Three's a Shroud won two awards (one at the British Horror Film Festival 2012 and one at the Cochise Film Festival 2012) which then lead onto the first full feature length exploitation "Serial Kaller" shot for Loaded Magazine's film company. Dan is now working on the epic 'The Tombs: Rise of the Damned', a feature length horror film to be shot exclusively on location at the London Tombs scare attraction. Current projects also include a section for Virus of the Dead entitled "29 Days Crossed" and a section for the grindhouse homage anthology 'Grindsplotation'.
Jessica Ann Bonner is Vanessa
Scream Queen and glamour model, Jessica Ann began acting at the age of 16 attending an extensive amount of performance training at the award winning Miskin Theatre (which features Gemma Arterton amongst its alumni). Jessica walked away with the equivalent of 5 A* 'A' levels - all in performance and progressed to the prestigious Courtyard Theatre studying Acting and Physical Theatre. Her stay was cut short when she landed her first feature film role as a waitress in Stephen Reynolds' "Vendetta" starring Danny Dyer.
A larger role followed in zombie flick "Devil's Tower" where as Beverly she lined up alongside fellow Brits Jessica Jane Clement and Roxanne Pallett. After forays into modeling in the likes of FHM, and some TV projects; Dani Thompson cast Jessica for the role of Frankie in the Dan Brownlie helmed stalk and slash "Serial Kaller" alongside Suzi Lorraine and Troma Legend Debbie Rochon.
Later in 2014, Jessica appeared in low budget horror master Andrew Jones witch-flick "Conjuring of the Dead" as the evil Agnes Morehouse, a role which garnered considerable acclaim.
2015 has already started with a bang with no less than 6 features in the pipeline including "29 Days Crossed" for the Tony Newton "Virus of the Dead" project. Described by Haunted: After Dark magazine as a "one woman tour-de-force", 29 Days proves her credentials as an actress to watch in 2015 which will be rounded off with the 80s inspired Steve Davis slasher "Christmas Slay" alongside James Payton and Frank Jakeman.
Risks and challenges
Casting Peter will be one of the biggest challenges for this project. If the casting of Peter is wrong, the film will upset many of the readers already familiar with the character (and who already love him, despite his psychotic ways)... With a shooting date of early next year - we have half a year to find the perfect actor.
Obviously another factor to consider is money. If we hit the £5000 goal then we will have £10,000 to turn this into a feature which is considered lo-budget. Thankfully we have a good team dedicated to the project, all with years of experience and all with some tricks up their sleeve to deliver a final film that stands up against projects with a much bigger budget in place. Of course, it helps that this is a one location, two character shoot...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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