Found Footage Critic is always on the lookout for new found footage films and we couldn’t be more excited when we learned that the much anticipated film Preternatural (2015) , was nearing its release. What follows is a press release from Deadbolt films, the creators of Preternatural.
- Produced by: Faster Indie
- In conjunction with: Deadbolt Films &A Gang of Giants
- Director: Gav C. Steel
- Writer: Dixon Barker
- Producers: Gav C. Steel & Dixon Barker
- Executive Producer: Brian Patrick O’ Toole
- Release: October 2015
- Budget: £100 ($150)
When amateur film-makers Gav and Dixon set out to make a Blair Witch-style horror spoof about the preternatural, they find out that Mark- one of the actors they have hired – is not all he seems. After a misunderstanding, Mark destroys the video camera Gav and Dixon have been using and the line between reality and fiction becomes increasingly blurred. A genre-bending voyage into the unknown ensues, as the ‘reel’ and the ‘real’ collide.
Preternatural is the inaugural release from Faster Indie, in conjunction with Deadbolt Films and A Gang of Giants. It was filmed in and around Surrey, England in the summer of 2015 using a Canon 600D DSLR camera, using a variety of zoom and prime lenses.
Made on just £100 ($150),Preternaturalredefines expectations of low-budget film-making. As a character-based horror that favours tension building overjump scares, Preternatural takes audiences on a unique journey, with a mid-point twist sure to shock! With the two lead protagonists Gav and Dixon playing comically exaggerated versions of their real-life personas, Preternatural combines a range of cross-genre elements to create a bold new voice in independent horror cinema.
Preternatural is executively produced by horror veteran Brian Patrick O’Toole. Brian’s credits include working as a co-producer on British cult horror DOG SOLDIERS, NEO NED with JEREMY RENNER, BOO and the ATLAS SHRUGGED trilogy.
Preternatural is director Gav C. Steel’s second full-length release following the 1970’s slasher-inspired horrorThe Shadow of Deathin 2012. Gav’s short Tinnitus is part of the soon-to-be-released World of Death DVD/Blu-Ray collection, and his recent short, Monitor, was one of the few films to be selected for Calgary Horror Con 2015.
Writer Dixon Barker is a published short story and flash fiction writer, and has worked with a number of ITV and BBC professionals including producer and Monty Python Contributor Bernard McKenna. Preternatural is his first full-length feature.