Exclusive on-set photos, plus poster from “HELLMOUTH”
We first told you here about HELLMOUTH, a Canadian film that marks a reunion of PONTYPOOL star Stephen McHattie (pictured above) and writer Tony Burgess. Fango’s David Goodfellow visited the set, and came back with a couple of pics you can see below, along with the first poster.
Directed by EXIT HUMANITY’s John Geddes, HELLMOUTH is a Foresight Features production that casts McHattie as Charlie Baker, a dying cemetery keeper forced to take one last job, and also stars Siobhan Murphy (1st photo below with McHattie), Julian Richings of CUBE and WRONG TURN, Boyd Banks and Mark Gibson, with a cameo by PONTYPOOL director Bruce McDonald. Jeff Maher (2nd photo below) is the cinematographer, with Nick Flook serving as visual FX supervisor and lead artist. “I wanted to create a story-driven film with fantasy and horror combined,” Geddes says. “Something that was directly inspired by the era of Hitchcock and even Ed Wood. Working with a writer like Tony Burgess was a pleasure, as we both love the simplicity in many of the old classic films of the ’50s and ’60s, and even earlier in films like NOSFERATU and FAUST. We worked really hard to make HELLMOUTH something fresh.”
“The imagery and style of this film is exactly the type of endless creative opportunity I’ve been wanting to work on for a long time,” says Flook. “Dark and moody with dashes of wild fantasy. I can’t think of any artist that wouldn’t want to work on something this cool.”
To make the creature and other FX scenes stand out, HELLMOUTH’s producers have launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign allowing contributors to be part of finishing the movie. Find out more about this initiative here.