The British Sci-Fi Horror Hungerford has been chosen as an official section for this year’s Los Angeles, California Shriekfest Horror Film Festival.
Hungerford, the creation of 19-year old director Drew Casson, had its world premiere at the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of its SCI-FI London film festival. Casson made BFI history having become the youngest filmmaker to ever have a feature screened at this prestigious event.
Hungerford’s teen protagonist is Cowen Rosewell, played by Casson, is a media student whose first assignment is to record everything in a week of his life. The random acts of violence he films go largely unnoticed, dismissed as the type of trouble to take place in small English towns. However, when one of his best friends is savagely attacked by a stranger a more disturbing reality emerges. It is soon discovered that the town has come under a mysterious evil influence that is somehow controlling the behavior of certain groups of people.
Jesse Cleverly, cofounder of Wildseed Studios said, “Hungerford is striking a chord with sci-fi fans around the world and we’re thrilled to be part of this year’s Shriekfest Horror Film Festival. Drew is typical of a new wave of filmmakers we’re investing in – a generation who have grown up on genre movies and are utterly fearless and highly proficient with the tools of production and post-production in the pursuit of excitement, scale and an audience. We’re thrilled to have produced Hungerford and thanks to the ingenuity of Drew, the crew and excellent special effects this micro-feature achieves a sense of scale more fitting for a film with 100 times the budget.”
Hungerford is due to be screened at the 14th Annual Shriekfest at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., in Hollywood, California, at 10:30PM on Friday 3 October 2014. Shriekfest tickets for Hungerford are now on sale at Shriekfest/Hungerford.?