The Hanover House is a feature length horror film from Bonfire Films
Returning from his father’s funeral, Robert Foster is faced with the unimaginable; he hits a young girl with his car. In a desperate attempt to save her life, he seeks help at a nearby farmhouse. Little does Robert know that the house has been waiting for him his entire life. Once inside it’s walls, Robert must overcome his own personal demons in an attempt to save both his wife, and himself. But there’s a problem, only one may leave The Hanover House alive.
About The Production
The Hanover House will shoot for 18 days in January of 2013 with a final completion date of July 2013. One thing that sets the production of The Hanover House apart from other haunted house films on the market is the fact that we will be filming in an actual haunted house. Built in 1883, this farmhouse, which is located in the mountains of western Maine, has been the home of supernatural phenomena for the last hundred years. Former residents have been shaken awake by a full body apparition of an old man, seen a full body apparition of a young boy playing on the stairs, seen floating orbs of energy above them in their beds and had objects removed from the walls and placed in other areas of the house. At least two former babysitters refuse to ever step foot in the house again.
Although still early in the pre-production process, we have signed on several great actors that are sure to help our film flourish.
Although she's worked extensively on and off-Broadway, in film, television and commercials, with some of the finest masters of their craft – she's always had a special love for Cliver Barker's 'Nightbreed,' (In which she played the lead role) and looks forward to sharing stories of her experience.
Among her other films: ’Beautiful Girls’ (with Timothy Hutton, Uma Thurman and Natalie Portman), the Oscar-winning ‘Born on the 4th of July’ (Oliver Stone, Tome Cruise), the Indie classic ‘Happiness’ (Todd Solandz, Philip Seymour Hoffman) and ‘The Pickup Artist’ (Robert Downey Jr)
Her Television credits include ‘Mad About You’, ‘Children of the Bride’ (and 2 sequels), Steven Bochco’s experimental ‘Cop Rock’, the Miniseries of Scot Turow’s ‘The Burden of Proof’, ‘What the Deaf Man Heard’ (with Claire Bloom and Matthew Modine), several episodes of ‘Law and Order’, and ‘Gabriel’s Fire’ (With James Earl Jones).
In 2007, the legendary 'BIOSHOCK' series debuted, with Anne voicing, among others, Dr. Brigid Tenenbaum.
Brian is a small town boy, hailing from East Machias Maine. He has had the pleasure of training with Second City in both NY and Chicago. His most recent TV and film credits include "Anatomy of the Tide" and "Forsaken" where he got the chance to work with Jamie Lynn Sigler ( The Sopranos) , Gabriel Basso ( Super 8), Daniel Flaherty ( Skins, Hope Springs), and James Russo ( Public Enemies, Donnie Brasco). He spent 4 months last summer working with Showtime on a web-series for their TV show Dexter. In the Dexter A.R.G. he co-stared as the serial killer Fate (F8) with Georgia Lyman (The Town, Brotherhood). He most recently worked with ABC in their Shonda Rhymes produced pilot "Gilded Lilys". His cast mates included: Blithe Danner ( Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers), John Barrowman (Desperate Housewives, Torchwood, Dr. Who), Matt Long (Madmen), and Sarah Buldger (Once upon a time, The Tudors). He has acted for McG (Terminator Salvation, Charlie's Angles) and Brian Kirk ( Game of Thrones, Dexter). He can't wait to spend many weeks in a real haunted house, in the middle of Maine, in the winter. It will be an experience....that is certain.
Daniel is a professional actor hailing from Broadway with extensive experience both on regional stage and in film, as well as voice-over work. He has played many unforgettable characters in various Bonfire Films, and is a regular actor with the Portland Stage. In 2012, he played a lead role in Bonfire Films’ Special Delivery, which was selected as one of the Guerilla Film Challenges 2012 Best Of Screening that showed at both the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Theater in Austin, TX and in Sarasota, FL at Burn’s Court Cinemas as a part of Movieville Int’l Film Festival. Look for Daniel in the upcoming feature film, Anatomy of the Tide.
Casey received her BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine. She has spent the last few years performing in Portland’s theatre community and a few surrounding areas. Theatre companies include Good Theater, Harbor Light Stage, The American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Dramatic Repertory Company, Oddfellow Theater, The Theater Project, and SPACE Gallery. While she has frequently dabbled in film, this is her first big step into the film community. Casey is also a company member of the aerial dance troupe Apparatus Dance Theater.
Shannon has appeared on The History Channel as Ann Putnam Jr. in Witch Hunt, a Lone Wolf Documentary Group production. She played Debbie Dixon in The Crew, a film by Gitgo Productions (in post-production), Duckie in Mom’s Dead and I’m Broke, a Gitgo Productions short and Rich Lady in the short film Benny in Reverie, an Accordion Fish production. Past stage performances include: The Children’s Hour, Killer Joe, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Eclipsed, Almost Maine and Crazy Eights. Shannon studied acting at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC and earned a degree in theater at the University of Southern Maine. She currently resides in Cumberland, Maine with her husband and three children.
Lisa Van Oosterum
Lisa received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College. She has performed in various theatres throughout the world, most notably was the role of Columbia in the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Lisa has appeared in various independent films, music videos, and has also done some voice-over work, most notably as one of the voices of Jax in the Pokemon TV Show. She recently moved to the Portland area from Boston. Last summer, she toured New England as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Lisa teaches acting at SMCC and is currently in rehearsals for Mad Horse Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s November.
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We at The Hanover House are prepared to take on any challenges that may present themselves. Like a boy scout, we have taken advanced precautions to ensure this film will run as smoothly as possible. As a film instructor, Corey Norman knows the process of successfully making a film, and has used that knowledge to lay down a solid plan for the preproduction process.
We have already secured talented actors from the Maine film and Theater communities that are committed to seeing this film come to life. We have taken the necessary steps required to employ SAG actors by registering as an LLC and seeking legal representation to ensure everything we do is by the numbers.
We have secured our main shooting locations and will be signing location contracts for them in the upcoming weeks. This will prevent any unnecessary challenges from occurring at the last minute.
Bonfire Films own the majority of the production gear needed to complete this film. Ideally, we are hoping to shoot on a Canon C300, but as a backup, we have a 5D Mark 2 lined up.
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