SEIZE THE NIGHT has been one of the most talked about short films on the independent horror scene over the past year. In its time on the festival circuit the film has won creator Emma Dark an MMBF Rising Star award at Ireland’s The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, and featured in comprehensive national print articles in the UK’s leading horror magazine Scream, and indie filmmaking favourite Digital Filmmaker Magazine. Wearing many hats on the project up-and-coming female filmmaker Emma Dark both Produced, Directed and edited the film, as well taking a starring role.
The plot revolves around renegade vampire assassin Eva (Emma Dark) who’s recently escaped from a secret bio-research compound and is hell bent on taking revenge against those who put her there, including a pack of werewolves led by alpha Tobias (Carey Thring), and a secret government faction known only as Cable 9.
SEIZE THE NIGHT’s ambitious fight scenes were coordinated by semi-retired Hollywood stunt man Roy Scammell, who amongst a plethora of credits is responsible for fight coordination and stunt work on many of the James Bond films, Alien (1979), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Superman (1978). The film is further enhanced with digital visual effects from up and coming VFX artist Davy Simmons and a unique score from US based composer Eric Elick.
Emma had this to say about the film’s release “After a very successful stint on the festival circuit and a lot of media and critic support it’s finally time to press the button and unleash SEIZE THE NIGHT upon the world! Myself and my cast and crew have put an absolutely incredible amount of work into the film so I do hope it’s well received, and that it does it’s part for raising awareness of female directors and filmmakers in a typically male dominated space.
There’s more to come with a limited DVD release for those who want to have their own copy of the film, and a whole host of behind the scenes extras I’ll be posting up over the coming weeks. Until then I hope everyone enjoys watching SEIZE THE NIGHT.” I loved watching the film and now that its out in the real world (I was fortunate enough to see it as ‘Press’ a little while back, I cant wait to watch it several times.
You can watch it NOW. Yes you can.
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