About this project
Pledge Pitch Video #1: Mike Flanagan
Pledge Pitch Video #2: Dave Levine
Pledge Pitch Video #3: Justin Gordon
Pledge Pitch Video #4: Morgan Peter Brown
Pledge Pitch Video #5: Katie Parker
Pledge Pitch Video #6: Joe Wicker
Pledge Pitch Video #7: Rustin Cerveny
Pledge Pitch Video #8: Courtney Bell
UPDATE: 5/19/10 - We're pleased to announce the addition of DOUG JONES ("Pan's Labyrinth," "Hellboy") to the cast of "Absentia."
"Absentia" represents a rare kind of horror movie: one that doesn't rely on gratuity, gore, violence, and cheap shocks. Instead, it operates under the philosophy that if you combine fleshed out, realistic characters with a thought-provoking storyline, and then weave in elements of universal psychological fear, the result is what makes great horror films like "Let the Right One In," "The Descent," "The Exorcist" and "Session 9" possible.
After all, what you DON'T see is always scarier than what you DO....
"Absentia" follows Tricia Riley, whose husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him "Dead in Absentia." Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, while Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but "natural."
The project will be written and directed by Mike Flanagan, currently in production on the documentary “American Marriage." No stranger to the horror genre, his film “Oculus” achieved critical acclaim, winning more than a dozen awards at 35 film festivals, including Best Short trophies at the Dead By Dawn Film Festival, Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films, Dragon*Con 2006, and MicroCineFest. “Absentia” will be his fourth feature film.
It also represents the inaugural feature film of Fallback Plan Productions, a company formed by Justin Gordon and Morgan Peter Brown to give creative opportunities to writers, directors, and actors still laboring on the fringes of an industry that can be impossible to infiltrate. The philosophy is simple ... if you're having a hard time getting your foot in the door, make your own door!
Shot on the revolutionary Canon 5D Mark II, "Absentia" will begin principal photography beginning June 21, 2010 in Glendale, CA. Katie Parker (“The Young and the Restless”), Courtney Bell (“Step Up 2: The Streets”), Dave Levine (“Charmed”), and Morgan Peter Brown (“Nailed”), and Justin Gordon ("What's Bugging Seth") are attached to star.
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The funding earned through Kickstarter will be used to begin principal photography and secure additional capital from interested investors. Thank you for taking the time to check out our project!
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