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Aussie producers team on Walking Dead star Emma Bell's directorial debut

  • IF.com.au
Dp Terry Zumalt with director Emma Bell.

Australian producers Tessa Saville and Bel Deliá have teamed up with The Walking Dead star Emma Bell for her directorial debut on short film Scratch..

Bell has appeared in The Walking Dead, Dallas, Arrow, Supernatural, Dollhouse and Final Destination 5. In keeping with her CV, Bell's debut short is a horror film.

Saville has previously developed a range of television formats including Picture This and NBC Universal's E! Host Australia Search, while producer-actress Deliá previously played Natasha Warner in the Australian online horror film The Tunnel.

Scratch is about a repressed 1950.s housewife left alone by her philandering husband who makes a horrifying discovery, and was written by Helen Shang (NBC.s Hannibal)..

The film, lensed by DoP Terry Zumalt, recently wrapped principal photography.

Also on the production are Australians Valentino del Toro (The Slap, Terra Nova) and editor Geoff Saville.

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Torture Genre Going Strong in Love of My Life

Gravitas Ventures brings the horror film Love of My Life to VOD on April 29th. The Tunnel's Bel Delia stars. Directed by Michael Budd, the film follows the story of a young man being held captive by a deranged surgeon and given the choice of surviving five days of torture to save the life of the woman he loves, or to order her killed and be set free. Delia stars alongside Diarmid Heidenreich (Underbelly) as the tortured couple with Peter O’Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as their tormentor. Check out the trailer here.

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Watch Phillip Middleton's Short Film The Ghost; Exclusive First Word on The Disappearing

Earlier this week we caught up with Australian filmmaker Phillip Middleton to discuss his short film The Ghost as well as chat about his planned supernatural feature The Disappearing. Read on for that flick's teaser art, synopsis, and more!

Written and directed by Middleton, The Ghost short was filmed over the course of one day in his hometown of Sydney, Australia, on the 5D camera with cinematography courtesy of Damian Wyvill. Produced by Kylie Connell, the flick stars Rachael Coopes, Max Cullen, Bel Delia and Valentino del Toro.

"My inspiration for The Ghost came from a dream I had, where the person in the dream - it was me, but not me, if that makes sense - saw [himself] as dead," explained Middleton. "From that, I just thought it would be freaking scary if someone trapped in a house kept seeing themselves as dead, thinking the ghost that had them trapped
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The Tunnel's Bel Deliá Resurfaces For Love Of My Life

It seems a week doesn't go by at the moment without news that an Australian indie genre flick is about to start shooting. Seriously, there must be growth hormones in the water out here.Now comes news that body-horror love story Love Of My Life, is preparing a whiplash quick shoot in December this year to turnaround the film for release in March 2013! Now that's fast. To kick things off and show they mean business, the production has cast Bel Deliá - last seen going into meltdown as the lead in viral horror The Tunnel. The film also stars Diarmid Heidenreich and Brendan ClearkinLove Of My Life is written by Liam Barrett and will be co-directed by Barrett and Michael Budd. Here's the synopsis: Inside one of the many operating theatres...
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First Word On Cast of Crazed Surgeon Thriller Love of My Life

Bel Deliá, star of the indie horror hit The Tunnel, is returning to the genre with the psychological thriller Love of My Life.  She'll star opposite Diarmid Heidenreich; Liam Barrett will direct with Michael Budd who also co-stars.

Love Of My Life follows the story of a young man who is held captive by a deranged surgeon and given the choice of surviving five days of torture to save the life of the woman he loves, or to order her killed and be set free.

Shooting is expected to begin this December.

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The Tunnel DVD Review

The recent phenomenon of ‘crowd funding’ film projects through sites like Kick-starter has not really borne any real fruit yet.

With projects like the upcoming prequel to Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon being solely funded through Kickstarter donations it’s only a matter of time before one of these projects hits big and changes the system forever. In the meantime after the recent Absentia showed what you can do with performance, atmosphere and a low budget made up of donations, now we have the Australian internet funded movie The Tunnel.

The Tunnel is presented in the faux documentary format and follows the misfortune of a journalist Natasha Warner (Bel Delia) and her crew (Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis and Luke Arnold) who find an intriguing piece of footage on YouTube that leads then to believe that there may be a story lurking in the sewers below Sydney. They
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DVD Review: 'The Tunnel'

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★☆☆☆☆ Australian director Carlo Ledesma's latest film The Tunnel (2011) wins the gold medal for the most misleading advertising campaign so far this year, due to its promotion as a horror - ironically, the main element that is lacking. In 2007, the New South Wales government abandoned plans to alleviate a sever drought by recycling vast quantities of water found in a series of disused train tunnels beneath Sydney. A year later, journalist Natasha (Bel Deliá) and her team venture into the tunnels to find out why - a decision they may not live to regret.

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Trailer Trash – Issue 15

Welcome to issue 15 of Trailer Trash our series showcasing the latest trailer releases – this issue once again features our all-new “excitement-o-meter” where we rate (in exclamation marks on a scale of 1 to 5) each and every trailer by how excited we are to see the film after watching it. This issue of Trailer Trash includes new trailers for The House at the End of the Street, Killing Them Softly, The Paperboy, The Tunnel, another UK trailer for The Watch, and a new international trailer for Taken 2.

The House at the End of the Street

Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue; “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Piranha 3D”) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘The Hunger Games’) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and
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The UK Investigates The Tunnel this August

If the recent glut of low quality found footage flicks has been leaving a rather sour taste in your mouth, then get ready for a bit of refreshment as director Carlo Ledesma’s Australian faux-documentary The Tunnel will be putting the frighteners on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on August 6th, courtesy of Arrow Films.

Delve in here for the dark details...

Directed by Carlo Ledesma (The Last One, Food Matters, Locked, The Haircut), and produced by Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey, The Tunnel is part of the 135k Project, a crowd-funding initiative that invites film fans to buy individual digital frames from films in pre-production to fund the costs of production. The aim of 135k Films is to make movies unencumbered by box office constraints.

No info as of yet regarding special features, but trust us -- this one’s creepy enough to warrant a look regardless!

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The Tunnel Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

In this creepy Australian faux documentary, a group of investigative journalists venture deep into the vast system of tunnels beneath Sydney... and discover they're not alone. Through "found" news and surveillance footage, interviews and the cameras used by the TV crew as they delve deeper underground, we follow an over-ambitious hackette (Bel Delia) who leads them where they shouldn't go.
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Telluride Horror Show reviews: The Tunnel

Terrifying Australian import does for the underground what The Blair Witch Project did for the woods...

During the weekend of October 14-16, I was given the rather happy duty of co-hosting the 2nd Annual Telluride Horror Show in Telluride, Colorado. The following review is one of a selection of film features and shorts that I had the opportunity to screen during my tenure as co-host. Keep an eye out for more reviews from the Telluride Horror Show!

It's no secret that contemporary horror films that use the 'found footage' motif owe a substantial part of their inspiration to The Blair Witch Project. Every like-minded movie in the past 12 years has been inevitably compared to that fright-fest in the Maryland woods, a brilliant movie that I personally count among the scariest of all time. As wonderful as the idea is of putting viewers in a position to be 'part of the action',
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Event Report: Screamfest La 2011: Exclusive Night #2 Photo Gallery & More!

With the 11th annual Screamfest La Film Festival having commenced this past Friday, October 14th (it runs through the 22nd), at Manns Chinese 6 in Hollywood, California, we hit the carpet Saturday night, October 15th, to bring you some additional eye candy and to catch the anticipated Short Film Program #1 and the premiere screenings of the features Crawl, The Tunnel, and Rosewood Lane. Read on!

Those in attendance for the packed day and walking the black carpet included Rosewood Lane director Victor Salva as well as that flick’s cast members Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Sonny Marinelli, Tom Tarantini and Lesley-Ann Down (look for our review soon). Joining them were Crawl writer/director Paul China and his producing partner and brother, Benjamin China, along with The Tunnel director Paul Ledesma, writers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey, and star Bel Delia.

In the short films arena, An Evening with My Comatose Mother
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Event Report: Screamfest La 2011: - Exclusive Opening Night Photo Gallery

With the 11th annual Screamfest La Film Festival having kicked off October 14th (it runs through the 22nd at Manns Chinese 6 in Hollywood, CA at Hollywood and Highland), Dread Central hit the carpet that night to bring you some eye candy and to catch a screening of director Kim J-hoon’s Korean monster flick Sector 7 in 3D.

Check out our overflowing gallery below, and then get your tickets to the venerated event by clicking here.

Those walking the black carpet and in attendance for the packed opening included (take a breath) the following: Gravedancers director Mike Mendez, Abominable director Ryan Schifrin, actresses Chelsea Rendon and Jessica Cameron, Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli, Madison County director Eric England and actors Ace Marrero and Matt Mercer, The Tunnel director Carlo Ledesma with producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey and actors Steve Davis and Bel Delia, actor-producer Tom Malloy (The Alphabet Killer), filmmaker
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The Tunnel Review: A Damn Fine Horror Movie Lurks Below

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It's near-impossible to discuss The Tunnel without addressing the inherent gimmickry. It's a singularly unusual film, not just because of its content, but also because of the history behind its creation. Funded directly through fan contributions via what became known as The 135K Project ($135,00 being the estimated budget), The Tunnel was created through voluntary contributions. Then, to make things even more unusual, it was released entirely for free, via Bittorent. It's an impressive undertaking and an intriguing set of ideas, one that makes for worthwhile conversation before we even begin talking about the film itself. It's been garnering minor attention over the course of its development from several movie sites (we showed a couple of their trailers as well), and on May 19th, it was finally released. DVD copies are available for purchase, though viewers can still legally and freely obtain the film through torrent downloading.

All of that finally
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The Tunnel and Descending Deeper and Deeper: A Movie Review

Director: Carlos Ledesma.

Writers: Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey.

The Tunnel is an independent Australian feature from The 135K Project production company and writers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey. This feature is unique, by allowing fans of filmmaking to purchase frames from the production, to partially fund this film. Now, horror fans can freely download The Tunnel through legal bittorrents. Released May 19th, The Tunnel is a claustrophobic look at a creature living hundreds of feet below Sydney. Here, several news reporters find an exclusive news story that is very hazardous to their health.

The film begins with Natasha (Bel Delia), Peter (Andy Rodoreda), Steve (Steve Davis) and Tangles (Luke Arnold) venturing deep below grounds, in search of a horrifying news story. Apparently, several homeless people have disappeared in several pre-World War II bomb shelters. Their disappearances and rumours of lumbering monsters are also holding up a water recycling program.
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Indie Thriller Alert: Carlo Ledesma's Second Teaser for Horror Thriller The Tunnel is Released Here!

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A second, longer teaser trailer is available for Carlo Ledesma's The Tunnel. This film is currently being shot in Australia under an abandoned train station. In the trailer, several characters descend into the station and not only find a controversial story involving water storage, but a terror awaiting beneath.

This film made waves for using a unique form of distribution - bit torrents. Also, the film was financed through the sale of each individual frame for a dollar. Click on the poster left and see the first 1000 financial contributors listed in tiny lettering. Also, check out the second teaser for this independent horror production below.

The full synopsis for The Tunnel here:

"In 2007 the New South Wales government suddenly scrapped a plan to utilize the water in the disused underground train tunnels beneath Sydney's St James Train Station.

In 2008, chasing rumours of a government coverup and
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