The Writer And Star Of PONTYPOOL Enter The HELLMOUTH! Help Bring It To Life!

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
The words written by Tony Burgess sound awfully good coming out of the mouth of Stephen McHattie, or so seems to be the general consensus among those who have seen Bruce McDonald directed zombie film Pontypool. McHattie took the lead in the picture adapted by Burgess from his own novel and now Burgess has written a new, original script also starring McHattie- this time helmed by Exit Humanity director John Geddes.

Titled Hellmouth the film, which stars McHattie as the grave keeper in a cemetery over a portal to hell, is now in post production and given that it's a green screen production that means lots of post. Thus they are putting out a call for supporters on Indie Go Go to bring on more VFX artists and keep things moving quickly.

Foresight Features, the studio behind Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity, has teamed up with acclaimed writer Tony Burgess for a 1950's style throwback entitled Hellmouth. Directed by John Geddes (Exit Humanity), the film stars Stephen McHattie (PontyPool, The Watchmen) as Charlie Baker, a dying grave keeper who's forced to take one final job. The film also features an eclectic cast including female lead Siobhan Murphy, Julian Richings, Boyd Banks, the star of Exit Humanity, Mark Gibson and some iconic cameo's including, Bruce McDonald (PontyPool).

An ode to classic horror and fantasy, Hellmouth is a VFX spectacle that chronicles Charlie Baker's dark descent through gothiclandscapes, demonic worlds and medieval realms as he journeys to discover the secret behind a mysterious cemetery.

"I wanted to create a story-driven film with fantasy and horror combined. Something that was directly inspired by the era of Hitchcock and even Ed Wood. Working with a writer like Tony Burgess was a pleasure as we both love the simplicity in many of the old classic films of the 50's and 60's, and even earlier in films like Nosferatu and Faust. We worked really hard to make Hellmouth something fresh." - Director, John Geddes

The Visual Effects Supervisor & Lead Artist roles are helmed by Toronto's Nick Flook who has assembled a team of A-list artists who are working around the clock to complete the hefty workload.

"The imagery and style of this film is exactly the type of endless creative opportunity I've been wanting to work on for a long time. Dark and moody with dashes of wild fantasy, I can't think of any artist that wouldn't want to work on something this cool." - VFX Supervisor, Nick Flook

The Producers have launched a fan-driven crowdfunding campaign to help enhance some of the most intense 3D animation and creature design scenes, as well as to offer the audience an opportunity to be a part of the excitement of finishing the film. There's a great mix of perks for every contributor and this is the perfect way for the fans to be a part of the action!

Visit the campaign page and be a part of the film at igg.me/at/hellmouth


Oh ... and that amazing piece of poster art? That's by Justin Erickson at Phantom City Creative.

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  • CAB

    "Sounds like another movie wanting artists to give up their lives so that some guy can make his movie made for cheap and pay his artist for almost nothing."

    The "some guy" you mention is pretty much every studio/effects house around. My friend worked 12-16 hour days doing visual effects work on Time Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" for CafeFX and they were being paid next to nothing...by Disney. The production cost also put them into bankruptcy unfortunately.

  • Mike

    "assembled a team of A-list artists who are working around the clock to complete the hefty workload"

    Sounds like another movie wanting artists to give up their lives so that some guy can make his movie made for cheap and pay his artist for almost nothing.

  • Actually, it sounds like exactly the opposite: A film trying to raise funds so that they can pay people properly. You don't raise money so that you can't people people. Dur.

  • Simon de Bruyn

    "People is people!" -Charlton Heston

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