Black Site… Announcements, Announcements and Announcements
Two time guest and friend of the show Tom Paton is about to go into production on his Third feature Black Site and its shaping up to be another one to look out for.
Here at 365 we have championed Toms movies to date with his first feature Pandorica really taking me by surprise and showing what can be accomplished with little money and a ton of passion. We at 365 made it our mission to have Tom on the show as part of our Indie Talk sessions, at this time he was going into production on Redwood starring Mike Beckingham (another past guest of the show, small world). We attended Sci-Fi Weekender back in March where Tom and Mike Premiered Redwood for a crowd of 1500 strong. Holy crap that movie is great. At the event the guys also let the crowd in on the fact that Tom had secured funding for his next movie Black Site.
During our cheeky interview (over pints) the guys were giving nothing much away other than “Its Lovecraft meets the Raid”. Over the next couple of days we got these:
Nice little teasers to get you talking. Let it be said that Tom and the guys over at The Film Label know how to market on social media like bosses.
Then came the Press Release:
BLACK SITE is the story of Ren Reid, orphaned as a child when a member of an ancient race known as The Elder Gods killed her parents. Twenty Years have passed and a fractured Ren now works for Artemis, an organization set up to contain and then deport these entities back to where they came from. When the Elder God responsible for Ren’s childhood tragedy is caught and brought to The Black Site for deportation, Ren must partner with an unlikely ally as the last line of defense against a wave of worshippers hell bent on releasing their deity back into the world. With the facility on lockdown and the enemy closing in, Ren has just hours to avenge her parents and prove once and for all that she is worthy of wearing the Artemis uniform.
Mike Beckingham stars in the movie, as a follow-up to his first collaboration with Tom Paton, REDWOOD (set for a major release later this year}. Early reactions to that movie have been beyond positive, setting the table for this larger, more ambitious production to introduce audiences to the rich & detailed world Paton has created in BLACK SITE. (An expansive, potential franchise starter that spans a wealth of known mythology weaved in amongst something unexpected).
This week the guys have been busy dropping Cast announcements left, right and center… This movie is shaping up already to be a belter. Lets start with the most surprising cast choice *Wink Wink*.
So as you can see it has been a hell of a week of cast announcements and as I hear it, they are not done yet… Oh and Tom even took two minutes away from telling us about his cast to bring us the news that Redwood is going to be shown on the first night of this years FrightFest 2017, which is awesome news for the guys.
Well guys I Have taken up way to much of your time. We will keep you posted on Black Site (who knows we may sneak an exclusive in there somewhere along the line **Winky Face**). Keep an eye out for Redwood too.