“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”
― Stephen King
Set during the back drop of World War 2 “AND NOTHING HURT” is a short horror film that follows a young terrified British Soldier as he flees from the turmoil of war only to come face to face with an altogether different kind of horror.
Taking influence from AN OCCURENCE AT OWL CREEK, JACOBS LADDER and doom laden folk horror such as, THE WITCH. Our goal is to create a film that will philosophically engage the viewer, while entertaining with a high creepiness factor and gruesome slice of gore.
With a target to begin filming in March ’18, we will share our journey with you. Keeping supporters informed with regular updates as we put together an experienced crew, undertake the casting process, record test footage, and more!
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”
― H.P. Lovecraft
At some point in their lives everybody has known fear, it is a shared experience we can all relate to. So with that in mind, what better way to fund a horror film than through the shared experience of crowdfunding?
The real reason is that we want to create the highest quality production possible, creating something that all involved, including yourself, can take to festivals and be truly proud of.
The donations made from funding will contribute to:
- Experienced Theatre Actors
- Director of Photography
- Sound Technician
- Realistic Era Authentic Props
- Blood… lots and lots of Blood
Gav Chuckie Steel – Director
Gav is a multi-talented director of cult features, such as the terrifyingly meta PRETERNATURAL and gore-splattered slasher comedy THE SHADOW OF DEATH. A true aficionado of horror cinema, Gav also co-hosts and produces the popular, THE PODCAST ON HAUNTED HILL, where he offers up his own passionate and unique opinions of some of the great, and not so great, scary films of our time.
Thomas J Campbell - Screenwriter
From a young age Thomas was lured in by all things weird and strange, an obsession that was only exacerbated further with the discovery of film and comics. Having optioned his first feature horror scripts, Thomas continues in his pursuit to tell the same sort of macabre stories he loves.
Andy Clarke - Location Sound
After initially becoming involved in location sound through a series of documentaries and promos, Andy’s long standing love of horror reached new heights whilst working on his first feature, THE SHADOW OF DEATH. Since then he has become a seasoned DEADBOLT FILMS collaborator, working alongside Gav on a number of productions including the horror-inspired video for SCAPEGOAT by his band HOW TO DRESS A MONSTER. When not watching or making horror movies, Andy enjoys baking, Buddhism and cats.
Rachel Deadman - Cast
Rachel Deadman is a dancer, choreographer and singer song writer. She has worked on devising multi-media large scale live dance performances with inter-generational casts and has worked on dance films as both choreographer and dancer. Rachel currently directs a dance company called The Dance Movement, lectures in dance and film at the University of Creative Arts and teaches choreography to final year dance students at the University of East London. Rachel brings her movement skill set to this collaboration and the multi-faceted symbolism of the role.
Sonu Louis - Cast
Born in Austria, Sonu Louis spent most of his life in London where he attended the Drama Studio London and currently works as an actor, producer, and writer. Completing his national service as a mountain soldier, he has a compelling screen presence, natural gravitas, and an ability to undertake strong physical roles. Sonu recently played the lead role of Ernst Lustig a German soldier in the WW2 short drama EDELWIESS produced by Praxima. Sonu brings an extra layer of depth and authenticity to a character that requires a dominating portrayal.
Oliver Church - Cast
Originally from Norfolk, Oliver is a professional actor trained at Guildford School of Acting and a 2016 finalist in the Alan Bates Award. His previous film work includes Mark Black in the upcoming feature ‘FACE2FACE’ as well as a number of short films across varying genres. Most recently he toured the UK and Ireland as the title role in ‘PETER PAN and Lysander/Flute in ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’ for Chapterhouse Theatre Company.