Written and directed by Davide Melini, with a cast of Muireann Bird, Francesc Pagès, George Bracebridge, Lorna Larkin, Erica Prior, Luis Fernández de Eribe, short film 'Deep Shock' is currently in post-production and announced for release later this year. The film pays tribute to the Italian genre “giallo”. and some of the film makers who made it great. The title itself, 'Deep Shock', is inspired by the most famous giallo movies by two of the most important Italian directors of the genre, Dario Argento ("Deep Red") and Mario Bava ("Shock"), both of whom helped pave the path for this intense genre. In doing this Melini shows his deep affection for the genre his home country is recognized for creating.
Produced by Luca Vannella ("Avengers", "Thor", "Harry Potter", "Apocalypto", "Heart of the Sea"), Alexis Continente (Murder on the Orient Express", "Transformers: The Last Knight", "Thor"), Vincenzo Mastrantonio ("Titanic", "Moulin Rouge", "The Passion of Christ", "Romeo + Juliet"), Bobby Holland ("The Dark Knight Rises", "Game of Thrones", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", "007 - Quantum of Solace"), Ferdinando Merolla ("Troy", "Gangs of New York", "Hannibal Rising"), Roberto Paglialunga. Deep Shock is once again a testament to the powerful artistic names Melini is able to gather around himself, adding an additional level of excitement and anticipation to the film.
Melini sets the bar very high with lofty aspirations of reinvigorating giallo, but if the below trailer is any indication he is going to knock this one out of the park! Here a brief synopsis of the film.
"Sarah can't completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind..."
After watching the trailer I'm sure you will agree this one oozes with atmosphere, and shows its strong Giallo roots. The wait for 'Deep Shock' is going to be difficult Nation, but I do believe it is going to prove very worthwhile!
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