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A surreal gothic horror film that balances the romantic with the macabre.
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Welcome! The Dark Veil is a surreal gothic horror film that balances the romantic with the macabre.

STORY

After the burial of her grandmother, a woman reconnects with a former lover. They go to the empty house of the deceased and are interrupted by a haunting that pulls them into the world of the dead. 

WHO WE ARE

We are filmmakers from Portland, Oregon. This production merges the talents of actors Sara Robbin and Jefferson Thomas with the directorial prowess of Scott Ballard with a script written by Jefferson Thomas. 

Sara and Scott have worked on multiple projects together, their films have earned them acceptance and awards in numerous film festivals across the country and around the world.

 Jefferson hails from the frozen shores of Cape Cod Massachusetts where the ghosts of dead sailors would howl through the streets of his home town and inspire his writing.

TONE & FEEL

Imagine you’re in a cavernous attic with the sound of rain cascading down on the roof. It’s almost cozy but your head is full of ghost stories. 

We want to tap into that thing that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Not a visceral violent experience, but a chilling haunting one. 

It just so happens that ghost stories and love stories have a nice way of complimenting each other.

Okay, now imagine the kind of relationship that drifts together and apart, and every time it drifts apart it’s a lot to shake. People who spiral together. Passion on a razor’s edge. 

We want to capture the tension and catharsis of those sorts of feelings in a way that is humanistic and natural. Not a romance in an overly embellished hollywood sense, but real people with real issues who love each other. 

THE FUNDING

We’re world building for this film. As the story steps into the world of ghosts and dreams the more we can acquire the richer the visuals will get. There’s an ornate quality to the dreamscape, securing the right locations and props is paramount to getting the look of the film right. 

It will ensure our amazing team gets to use the best equipment for the job and everyone gets their share for their incredible work and that we can smoothly transition into post production with the right editing, sound design, music, etc, etc.

Risks and challenges

The surreal aspects of this film require us to build from the ground up. We’re working with some locations that don’t exist in reality, for example we have a Ballroom, but it’s an Egyptian themed ballroom from the 1920s, there’s a baseline minimalistic approach to bringing such a location to life, but the more we can show the better. There are resources to making such a set piece possible. It's going to be hard work, but it's also an exciting challenge.

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