I stumbled onto the story for The Vengeful One when I was working on a holiday themed slasher movie and I started thinking about how to tell the long drawn out story in a shorter way but I had too many characters and way too much backstory worked in to really cut anything and still have the movie make sense. So I put that away and wrote The Vengeful One.
Short film is an art form that has it's many high points as well as it's many low points. I think telling a story in the short form is alot harder to do then a feature length film because your three act structure happens at a much quicker pace. it's there even if you don'tr see it as a viewer but it happens quickly. you have to keep the character count low and the story has to ALWAYS be moving forward and can't really stay on one point for very long or you lose all forward momentum.
I knew when I got the idea for this short film that I would make it the first short film from Wicked Carnival Productions under our new Top Guy Productions banner.
This is a story of how everyone we know has secrets and tells lies. Yes even those people who wear a white collar to Sunday service have secrets and tell lies.
The Vengeful One tell a story of love, loss and good old fashioned blood seeking revenge for something that many people consider to be a horrible accident.
When I started thinking about telling this story I knew I wanted to make it something special and while it may look like the same old song and dance for some fans I want them to look at it from a different point of view and I think with the way I wrote the story fans will see the story differently and hopefully enjoy how I tell the story.
I have some very interesting characters being played by some very talented actors and actresses. and I wanted to have a group of people on this project that would work well with each other and also challenge each other to be better at the same time.
The Vengeful One is a film that I can't wait to start working on because I've been so engulfed in the process of writing it, getting inside each character and figuring out who they are while they are handling this difficult situation and it's really made me understand them more then any other characters I've ever written before.
The Vengeful One is a fast paced, entertaining ride with blood, guts, gore, violence wrapped up tightly with a solid store that genre fans will enjoy . We start shooting The Vengeful One in early July and it will be released in the fall / winter of 2017. Stay Tuned for more updates !
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