- 12 Bells – a unique and spine-tingling horror film
TRAILOR DEBUT OF the second feature film from award-winning writer/director Erik SOULLIARD
Clifton, NJ – 12 Bells is a film about a diverse group of apartment dwellers who unsuspectingly become trapped in a parallel dimension of disparate doors. While most are merely acquaintances at the outset, the group is thrust into a maze of hallways and rooms only to be separated by the mystifying element of each doorway. As they struggle to reunite and find their way, they encounter a myriad of macabre and often manic beings who threaten their life with false hope and violent sadistic behavior.
Erik Soulliard’s 12 Bells is a suspenseful, high-paced horror that highlights the supernatural possibility that not every missing person is a victim of violent crime. Set in a warehouse resembling a mysterious netherworld, the clash of human and sub-human beings results in a chilling perplexity of survival.
Currently embarking on a fundraising campaign for the production and seeking to commence filming in the fall of 2009, the team at Annubis Productions includes exceptional local production personnel and well known talent to be brought to Lebanon, PA to shoot a film that will premiere at top-tier film festivals and eventually enjoy international theatrical release. The film, with a current budget of $1.2 million, will be shot with the latest RED camera equipment which is equal to 35mm and easily converts to HD allowing for theatrical release.
- Erik Soulliard writer, director and actor of 12 Bells wrote and directed his feature film debut The Creek in 2006. In 2008 the film was released to all major DVD outlets through Ryko Distribution & Indie-Pictures. The Creek received Best Horror Feature, Illinois International Film Festival 2007 and Official Selection, Full Moon Film Festival, Milwaukee County Massacre Horror Convention, Atlanta Horrorfest, Spooky Movie Film Festival, Wildwood By the Sea Film Festival, Ava Gardner Film Festival. Erik runs his production company Annubis Productions through which he has helmed a music video, worked on a video project for the New York chapter of SMPTE, compressed web videos for McGraw-Hill and pursues independent feature film.
Bill Simone, Director of Photography for 12 Bells is located in central Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience behind cameras of all types both still and motion. Bill has built an impressive reputation amongst "A list" clients and advertising agencies both regionally and nationally. After many successful TV spots, corporate films and campaigns, Bill has engaged in a long standing desire to shoot documentary and feature films. As a Director of Photography, Bill owns and shoots with a complete Red One production package. He also has extensive grip and crew support. Visit him on the web at:
www.billsimone-dp.com or www.billsimonephotography.com.
Lili's Lair will also be covering another of Annubis Production movies: The Creek. It will be two days of bloody fun in August. Watch for an announcement on the dates.