Indiegogo funded film, The Void, is building up a very talented cast. If you haven’t heard of The Void, you definitely need to check it out. The writer/director team of Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie, part of the Astron-6 Collective, are shunning CG in favor of practical effects. This has me really excited as I grew up watching the masterpieces of the 80s and 90s before CG became king. Astron-6 (Manborg, Father’s Day, The Editor) are known for the lighter side of horror, but Kostanski and Gillespie promise something much more unique and hardcore with The Void.
As for the cast, you can expect to see Kenneth Welsh (Twin Peaks), Aaron Poole (The Conspiracy), Daniel Fathers (Pontypool), Kathleen Munroe (Survival Of The Dead) and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). The Void is shaping up to be very promising and will bring some old school techniques to the modern horror world.
Cameras started rolling Nov. 23 in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, on the creature feature which depicts a lone police officer struggling to protect the staff of an isolated hospital from a violent cult.
“We are thrilled to have such a strong cast of talented actors bringing our frightening script to life,” said producer Walker.
Speaking from the film’s set – a decommissioned high-school that the production team has transformed into a film studio for an ambitious 20-day shoot – actor Aaron Poole said: “Steven and Jeremy are making the kind of movie I wasn’t allowed to watch as a kid, but snuck into anyway. It feels like we’re breaking taboos with their hallucinogenic story and sickly genius practical effects.”
In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it’s too late.