When award-winning directors Mark Devendorf and Mauricio Chernovetzky found Le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” they were fascinated by the elegant and elliptical story of a teenage girl whose intimate friendship with a beautiful stranger gradually consumes her. They spent four years writing a screenplay that captured a teenage's obsession with romance and death.
They felt that nothing illustrated this phenomenon better than the new wave/Goth scene in the late 1980’s. With this as their focus, they set out to make an atmospheric and layered film about the entwined mysteries of death and sensuality, the anxiety of loneliness, and the nightmares that creep from the shadows of our psyche.
CAST & LOCATION
Styria was shot in a dilapidated castle outside of Budapest with an international cast including, Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, V for Vendetta) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland, Jack and the Giant Killer), Julia Pietrucha, Jacek Lenartowicz, Erika Marozsan, and Miklos Szekely B.
Our Director of Photography, Grzegorz Bartoszewicz, had the opportunity to be the first to shoot a feature on Alexa’s ARRIRAW 3k.
WHERE ARE WE NOW
STYRIA is edited and in the final phases of post-production, but we need your help to get through these last steps.
This film was has been financed by individual investors and sweat equity. It’s been five years of hard work and we want nothing more than to finish the film, upholding its integrity, and launch it to the world. Please join us in finishing this film, so we can secure distribution, and bring it to you. All Kickstarter funds will go directly to our post-production budget. Your generosity will pay for:
- Sound design
- Sound mix
- Music Score
- Music Rights to those amazing and expensive 80s goth classics (Joy Division, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Cure, The Swans, Siouxsi and the Banshees)
- Visual/Digital Effects
- Color Correction
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