FEEDER (Feature Film)
In the near future, four friends traveling to a remote national park find themselves in a harrowing fight for survival as they fall prey to a blood thirsty hunter, eager to feed his mysterious beasts.
Screenplay Page Count: 95
Written by Thomas Simon
Directed by Thomas Simon
Produced by Erin Gilchrist
Line Producer Paul Fishback
Status: The screenplay has been budgeted and scheduled, we are currently casting to package the picture with notable actors in order to gain financing, secure distribution and steamroll the project into the production stages.
Screenplay and Pitch Deck available upon request.
Feeder was written from a need to create a story that was both original in its concept and execution and paid homage to the
classics of horror I grew up with and cherished. Inspired by movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Deliverance (1972), I wanted Feeder to stand on its own two feet and extend the genre into rarely seen territory. The key to this creative puzzle came in the form of our antagonist’s secret weapon: The Beasts. They are the element that gives him a reason
to kill, gives this film an edge and transports the viewer along with the protagonist’s fight for survival. Feeder is one hell of a ride, it’s a fun time in the cinemas or at home with friends, it’s self aware and not trying to reinvent the wheel of horror, just push the cart a little further up the hill.
In the wake of Covid-19, human kind is rallying together more than ever before as we have raised our global consciousness towards acceptance that we are all on this planet for a finite amount of time. We also are in a place where we feel more united than we have ever been, with the virus affecting everyone across the planet. Feeder's storyline unfolds on a backdrop suffering from the direct consequences of climate change and the decimation of the animal world. In that sense, it is very much in touch with the global issues of our time and the need for our species to step up and tackle our past mistakes.
Furthermore, the horror genre is a beloved one that unites us against a single antagonist, makes us jump off our seats and propels us into the skin of the protagonist's and their survival instinct like no other. It offers an exhilarating time in the cinemas or at home that is much needed in the wake of the last few months of uncertainty. Finally, from a production standpoint, this film is a great opportunity to implement diversity in our cast and crew and further work towards closing the gaps of inequalities in the film industry.
Writer and Director
Thomas loves the craft of filmmaking more than anything. He developed his taste and knowledge for world cinema in his early teens, at a time where his
brother worked in a video store and brought home dozens of classics every evening. This was to be the catalyst for his future career. Currently with four narrative short films to his name,
Feeder will be his feature film debut. With a keen eye for storytelling and a meticulous approach to pace and style, he is the captain of this ship.
Born in Hong Kong and brought up with traveling parents on all sides of the planet, her family settled in Montreal, and Erin is a proud Canadian. With a degree in Film Studies and a diploma in Entertainment Business Management, She has worked with a vast array of production companies around the world, has gathered bulletproof experience on just about everything that involves a camera and brings brute force and a kind spirit to each project she undertakes.
JOEL E. SCHAEFFER
Kiwi Cinematographer Joel Schaeffer comes from an extensive technical background, that culminated in his enrollment in the AFI in 2017. He’s
recently graduated with his Masters Degree in Cinematography and shot his first feature. He has worked on various commercials, narrative short
films, documentaries and virtually every type of film projects. There isn’t a film set that wouldn’t benefit from his expertise.
AWARDS AND FESTIVALS:
*Selected as a Finalist - Nightmares Film Festival 2020*
*Nominated for Best Thriller Short - Nightmares Film Festival 2019*
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