The Writer And Star Of PONTYPOOL Enter The HELLMOUTH! Help Bring It To Life!
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!
Oh ... and that amazing piece of poster art? That's by Justin Erickson at Phantom City Creative.