Unwelcome has been selected for this years annual Horror Film Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Movie is set to screen on two dates, Saturday the 27th At 22.00 at the Epicentre followed by the second screening on the 31st at 21.00 also at the Epicentre.
Canadian Sales agents, Final Cut Films have taken on the worldwide sales rights for Unwelcome.
Dark Hour Pictures have signed exclusive sales rights over to Final cut films for all but two territories which have been signed on a non-exclussive agreement. Those territories being the UK and Australia.
Dark Hour Pictures are currently seeking sales partners for these two territories.
Final cut Films will be present in the Riviera at this years Cannes Marche Du Film.
For sales information please contact Craig Adlard on +1 403 992 0426
Please contact Craig Adlard at Final Cut Films in the market for further details of the sales screening.
Unwelcome will be screened despite being incomplete. Final sound design and mix as well as final Grading of the picture will be taking place over the next five weeks.
Director/Producer Stefan Smith, Producer Chris Rolfe along with some of the Principle Cast and key crew members will be in attendance.
This is Dave and I will be making regular updates as we progress with Unwelcome to keep everybody who follows us informed as we move along with the film. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in last months successful trip to France. The offline edit has now been taken to Pete Dobson the editor to be polished and refined while we get ready for filming the remaining scenes next week. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter.
The Casting Call has now gone out for the three remaining scenes that need to be shot.
Two French detectives. – Must have good French accent and be capable of speaking a few lines in French.
Female victim – No lines, but good acting skills are required. This is a pivotal scene within the movie and the actor must portray all emotion with eyes and subtle movement. Partial nudity may be required but doesn’t feature heavily.
Female waitress – A few lines with the two lead characters in one of the first high tension scenes of the movie.
If you wish to apply for any of the above roles, please email headshot and resume to Stefan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dark Hour Pictures would like to acknowledge the help and support that Johnny Johnson and team at Camera Speed, Twickenham studios have given us. Johnny went the extra mile to help us out with the lens and equipment hire for our debut feature Unwelcome and took the hard work out of the whole process.
We at Dark Hour Pictures hope this is the start of a very long relationship with Camera Speed and would happily recommend them to everybody within the industry.
Originally posted on 13/07/09
Casting has begun for the Dark Hour Pictures debut feature ‘Unwelcome’. Casting calls have been put out for all of the major roles in PCR and also on Mandy and Star Now. Casting sessions will be held locally in Nuneaton, Warwickshire as well as the customary London auditions.
Originally posted on 27/06/09
Composer Dave Andrews has agreed to provide the score for ‘Unwelcome’, shooting in September this year. Dave was introduced to Stefan Smith at the Premiere of ‘A Day of Violence’ by SFX artist Stu Browne. Smith passed on his admiration for the score that Andrews had written for the film and after chatting over a few drinks and bonding over a mutual love for some of the best feature scores written, the conversation turned to the debut feature of Dark Hour Pictures. Ideas were discussed in a jovial atmosphere and the two struck an understanding which should ensure another top rate score from the music man.
Originally posted 06/10/08
Cast and crew today returned to the UK after an intense two week shoot in France. Shooting went incredibly well on the 30 minute promo that is hoped will convince investors that a top quality Hollywood looking feature film can be shot on a low budget indie movie. Director Stefan Smith took a small cast and crew over to central France to shoot the HD promo, which will be edited over the coming months by Peter Dobson at Carnyx films.
On his return Smith couldn’t hide his pleasure as he described the struggles that cast and crew had gone through, stating ‘I can’t believe the quality of the scenes we got in the can. The first couple of days were sheer hell and there were occasions when I wondered whether I’d wasted both my time and the investors money. But then we (Smith and Director of Photography Garry Torrance) gelled together as a team and the film started coming to life’.
Up and coming Director of Photography, Torrance, had his work cut out to deliver the atmosphere that Smith wanted but delivered some outstanding photography. The ‘Unwelcome’ promo titled ‘Seven Days’ should be complete early next year ready to take to Cannes for the financing of the feature. It is the intention of Dark Hour Pictures to start pre-production on ‘Unwelcome’ in summer 2009.