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Exclusive: For Howard Ford Directing Never Let Go Was a Personal and Terrifying Experience

Posted by Jonathan Barkan on June 12, 2017

We’ve all heard stories about directors and stars saying that a film had a personal meaning to them. For many of these stories, it’s something minor, something that seems so incidental as to be almost negligible. But when it comes to Never Let Go, which follows a single mother as she searches for her abducted child in a foreign city, director/producer Howard J. Ford (The Dead, The Dead 2: India) has a connection that is all too real and all too terrifying.

Below is an exclusive clip where he tells of the time that his son nearly drowned in a pool and the thoughts that went through his head. While the video cuts off before we get a resolution, Ford assures us that his son is, thankfully, alive and well. But it was this experience that inspired him to make Never Let Go.

The award-winning Never Let Go stars Angela Dixon and was shot on location in Morocco and Spain. It is out now on DVD.

Synopsis:
A single mother desperately searches for her missing child in a beautiful, but unfamiliar land, following an apparent abduction. Trusting no one, and stopping at nothing, as she weaves her way through the murky backstreets and barren landscapes, now implicated in the murder of a seemingly innocent man, her connections back in the US begin to reveal that there is much more at stake than first meets the eye.

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Exclusive: For Howard Ford Directing Never Let Go Was a Personal and Terrifying Experience

Posted by Jonathan Barkan on June 12, 2017

We’ve all heard stories about directors and stars saying that a film had a personal meaning to them. For many of these stories, it’s something minor, something that seems so incidental as to be almost negligible. But when it comes to Never Let Go, which follows a single mother as she searches for her abducted child in a foreign city, director/producer Howard J. Ford (The Dead, The Dead 2: India) has a connection that is all too real and all too terrifying.

Below is an exclusive clip where he tells of the time that his son nearly drowned in a pool and the thoughts that went through his head. While the video cuts off before we get a resolution, Ford assures us that his son is, thankfully, alive and well. But it was this experience that inspired him to make Never Let Go.

The award-winning Never Let Go stars Angela Dixon and was shot on location in Morocco and Spain. It is out now on DVD.

Synopsis:
A single mother desperately searches for her missing child in a beautiful, but unfamiliar land, following an apparent abduction. Trusting no one, and stopping at nothing, as she weaves her way through the murky backstreets and barren landscapes, now implicated in the murder of a seemingly innocent man, her connections back in the US begin to reveal that there is much more at stake than first meets the eye.

The post Exclusive: For Howard Ford Directing Never Let Go Was a Personal and Terrifying Experience appeared first on Dread Central.

EFM 2013: News Wrap-up – Dead Snow: War of the Dead, The Pact 2, Autumn Blood, Dead End, Territorial

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 9, 2013

EFM 2013: News Wrap-up - Dead Snow: War of the Dead, The Pact 2, Autumn Blood, Dead End, TerritorialThere's lots of news today coming out of the European Film Market in Berlin, and rather than write several stories, we figured it would be a little easier to drop the whole thing on you in one neat package. Read on!

First up for you Nazi zombie fans, writer and director Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) is returning to his native Norway to direct the action-filled Dead Snow: War of the Dead.

Set to be released in both English and Norwegian, the new film follows the sole survivor of a Nazi zombie attack who battles an even larger army of zombies with the help of the Zombie Squad, a professional gang of zombie killers from the US.

Wirkola says of the new script for his sequel to the cult hit Dead Snow: “[It's] bigger, scarier, funnier, more action-filled and gorier than the previous one.

Next, a sequel to Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact is getting set to start haunting. Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath (Entrance) will write and direct The Pact 2. "The sequel takes place weeks after Annie Barlow’s confrontation with the Judas Killer from the first film. In Pact 2 a new protagonist, June, is terrified by lucid nightmares that impact on her waking life.

Shooting is set to begin this spring. Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M Dinerstein will produce, and Content’s Jamie Carmichael and The Pact writer-director Nicholas McCarthy serve as executive producers.

108 Media and Paladin have acquired worldwide rights to Markus Blunder's Austrian thriller Autumn Blood with plans for a North American release this year. “Autumn Blood focuses on an orphaned brother and sister who live an idyllic secluded life in the Alps when they find themselves stalked and hunted for sport.” Sophie Lowe (Two Mothers) stars, along with Peter Stormare, Gustaf Skarsgard and Samuel Vauramo.

From there we can tell you that Raven Banner Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to Nicholas David Lean’s Dead End (AKA Hard Shoulder). The Toronto-based company has been meeting with buyers to talk up the “tale of a family that takes a road trip to the Welsh moors and fall foul of a convoy of violent carnival travelers.” Violent carnival travelers? Sign us up! We're there with bells on!

And finally Odin’s Eye Productions is partnering with Wolf Creek Pictures to produce hybrid genre film Territorial to be directed by Matthew Holmes. Scripted by Matthew Holmes and Alex James, Territorial is a creature feature that combines classic thriller-horror with the Western genre. Film Victoria has contributed development finance to the project, which is scheduled to start shooting in September 2013. Wolf Creek Pictures is the production company behind hit Australian horror Wolf Creek. The company is currently in production on its sequel Wolf Creek 2.

There you have it, kids. All the news that's fit to print. Now go and enjoy your Saturday. We'll be here keeping an eye on things!

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