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Highland Myst Entertainment, the genre specialist whose most
recent releases were the feature FALL DOWN DEAD and the on-line series THROWING
STONES, sent along word on new projects and updates, including a new round of
STONES and a vampiric period piece.
Production wrapped last month on season two of THROWING STONES,
with Highland Myst topper Jon Keeyes assuming the director’s chair. Following
up the first round of episodes, in which a group of teenagers serving Saturday
detention are given a more violent lesson than expected, “the second season
moves into full slasher mode,” according to the company. “After finally coming
together to overcome their differences, the students of Blair High are
violently separated and forced to follow Mr. Beckett’s new set of rules. One by
one he challenges each student’s will to live as he pushes his Broken Window
Theory to the test. Their objective is to survive.” A fall premiere is planned;
find out more at THROWING STONES’ official website and Facebook page.
Keeyes and Highland Myst, in collaboration with Wolfclan
Productions, also recently finished shooting the series pilot THE MECHANICAL
GRAVE (pictured above and right), which is targeting an October completion. The two companies are working
on gathering the financing for a six-part miniseries that can be sold to
networks. Here’s the synopsis: “The year is 1895. Steam-powered ships fly
through the air. Clockwork robots have replaced servants. And a grisly murder
has taken place in the dark night of New York City. Called to the scene of the
ritualistic murder, newly appointed police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt
discovers Detective Wayne and his police officers’ power usurped by two special
investigators appointed by the White House: Occultist Edgar Allan Poe, a
clockwork automaton housing the soul of the literary legend, and Mrs. Emma
Entwistle, a dangerous assassin with a unique connection to the otherworld.
When they elicit information from the demon Neshrew, a much darker and more
dangerous plot of world domination is uncovered.” See the project’s Facebook
Set to roll October 3 in Dallas, TX is Highland Myst and
Loud Pictures’ PHOBIA, once again helmed by Keeyes. This feature is set in
1885, when a female doctor and the patients she’s treating for various phobias
become caught up in a murder mystery involving a patient who may be a vampire.
In addition, Keeyes and Carl Kirshner are working on a haunted house screenplay
(title and plot details to be announced) for producers in London. You can keep
up with all of Highland Myst’s output at its own official site and Facebook page.
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