Deep Shock Promotional PosterAward winning Davide Melini is looking for you to help fund his latest short Deep Shock. Paying tribute to the Italian film genre called “”, as in 2014 its 50th anniversary will take place. The title of this project is inspired by the most famous horror movies of two of the most important Italian directors: Dario Argento (Deep Red) and Mario Bava (Shock).

We have previously reviewed two of Davide’s films, The Puzzle (2008) and The Sweet Hand of the White Rose (2010) both of which you can read as well as watch the two shorts by clicking HERE

Deep Shock will be a short film that mixes thriller atmospheres with horror cinema arguments. The goal is to recreate the magic and true intrigue from some movies from the 70s, adapting them to the technical evolution and development that this genre has experienced all along.

Furthermore, the plot offers the audience the chance to feel identified and be brought to different challenges: rational vs. irrational, thriller vs. horror, life vs. death, good vs. evil… All of this taking into account characteristic elements of the “giallo”.

The short will be expected to participate in the most relevant festivals worldwide, and particularly in the US.

The synopsis is

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…

Davide has directed 4 short films: Extreme Love (2006), The Screenplay (2006), The Puzzle (2008) and The sweet hand of the White Rose(2010) as well as working as as an assistant director in the British-American TV series Rome (2004/2005), in the movie Three on the road (2006), by Roberto Cimpanelli and in Mother of Tears: The Third Mother (2007), by Dario Argento.

Starring in this short will be

Laura Toledo as Sarah Taylor. Laura is known for her work on “La que se avecina” (Spanish TV series) and “La herencia Valdemar” (José Luis Alemán”). IMDB:

Francesc Pagès as psychologist Marius Silver. Francesc is known for his work on “Darkness” (Jaume Balagueró) and “Blancanieve” (Pedro Berger). IMDB:

Paco Roma as Father Jonathan McRoberts. Paco is known for being the star of “Las hijas de Danao” (Fran Kapilla). IMDB:

Estela Fernández as Caroline Taylor. Estela is known for her work on “Amar en tiempos revueltos” (Spanish TV series). IMDB:

Erica Prior as Helen Taylor. Erica is known for being the star of “The Birthday” (Eugenio Mira) and “Second name” (Paco Plaza). IMDB:

Francisco Vidal as John Taylor. Francisco is known for his work on “Pan’s Labyrinth” (Guillermo del Toro). IMDB:

He is looking for 3,000 Euros so please see if you can help get this new Giallo made. Links to the crowdfunding page as well as the IMDB, Offical website, YouTube and Facebook page are below

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Official Web site:

Facebook Page:!/DeepShockDavideMelini

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