Hex Media took the film world by storm in 2016 as the production company behind the wildly successful PTSD horror The Unkindness of Ravens. Hex proved themselves masters of both crowdfunding (by breaking records in the UK), filmmaking (including their previous release Lord of Tears), and production, releasing Blu-rays and DVD’s that are top quality and visually stunning.
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Hex Media has a host of new projects brewing, but one, in particular, will be especially interesting for aspiring filmmakers who dabble in demonic and occult themes. They’re working on a new horror anthology, For We Are Many, and they want to see what you’ve got to offer.
From Today’s Press Release:
Hex Media founder Lawrie Brewster and producer Alex Harron are developing the new anthology, described as ‘a collection of original, international horror shorts inspired by daemonology and the occult’.
The film will feature a host of familiar names as well as providing an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to get involved. Among the directors already confirmed are FrightFest Alumni Liam Regan (Banjo), Brad Watson (Hallow’s Eve), Katie Bonham (Mindless) and genre icon Nicholas Vince, best known for his roles as the chatterer in Hellraiser and Kinski in Nightbreed, as well as Frank Woodward (writer of Wrong Turn 6:Last Resort),
For We Are Many will feature a large selection of horror shorts, each based on a particular demonic entity or occult theme, with an emphasis on intense horror, imaginative practical effects and original stories. Hex Media are also seeking exciting new voices in the genre to contribute to the project.
Brewster describes his motivations for the project: “We are deeply passionate about seeking out new talent in the horror genre, and helping to provide a platform for those with creative aspirations. Plenty of extremely talented filmmakers are putting out great short content, only for it to languish on YouTube. We thought that, with a little support and collaboration, we could instead give directors the opportunity to be part of something bigger that we hope can act as a springboard for their careers – and make something pretty amazing and unique in the process.”
If you’re a filmmaker and want to get involved with For We Are Many, head over to Hex Media’s website, HERE, for more info on the project and how you can be part of it. And if you’re not familiar with Hex’s previous offerings, check out the trailers for The Unkindness of Ravens and Lord of Tears below.
Official Synopsis: A homeless veteran battles to survive against his demons in the remote Highlands of Scotland.
Official Synopsis: Lord of Tears tells the story of James Findlay, a school teacher plagued by recurring nightmares of a mysterious and unsettling entity. Suspecting that his visions are linked to a dark incident in his past, James returns to his childhood home, a notorious mansion in the Scottish Highlands, where he uncovers the disturbing truth behind his dreams, and must fight to survive the brutal consequences of his curiosity.