RAYA FILMS MOVE AHEAD WITH THEIR FIFTH FEATURE SPECIFICALLY WRITTEN FOR THE PANDEMIC
Launching a crowdfunding campaign and scheduling film production during a pandemic may not be every filmmaker’s ideal scenario, but for Raya Films, it’s business as normal
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Now embarking on their fifth feature film production, director James Smith and producer Caroline Spence, have been dubbed "micro-budget maestros" due to their penchant for producing ambitious film projects on very little money. In fact, their last two feature films were shot on smartphones, something that has captured the imagination of the indie film scene around the world.
It is because of these experiences - filming with small crews on lightweight camera equipment, working fast and with great flexibility - that they are now well prepared for filming in a pandemic.
Casting Kill is a Hollywood-themed horror that explores the underground and exploitative world of acting and auditioning, and centers around an identity fraudster posing as a casting director for a major movie production, who preys on actors desperate to win their big break.
As well as currently fundraising for the production via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, the team have recently released their latest artwork, which evokes a Hitchcockian vibe. The bold primary color and noir-inspired silhouettes are reminiscent of Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and in fact echoes previous works from director James Smith, whose filmmaking style has been compared to the Master of Horror himself.
Where Hitchcock is famous for his control, infatuation and exploitation of actresses hand-picked for his movies, similarly Casting Kill taps into actor exploitation, albeit with a far more heightened and horrific scenario.
Directed by James Smith, and written/produced by Caroline Spence, Casting Kill is scheduled for production early 2021.
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November 23, 2020 3:40am ET by Raya Films (Writing)