Indie werewolf horror ‘Snarl’ announced

Lightbeam Productions is reuniting with Pat The Bull Films and 5cm/Sec Films to produce SNARL, a terrifying new horror short set to be directed by L.J. Stark Greenwood.

Starring Jay Podmore (Sustain), and reuniting Charlie Clarke with Jack Knight fresh from You Are My Sunshine, the film will be directed by L.J. with special FX by both Troy Dennison and Alex Bourne while Will Bradshaw is back as Director of Photography with Suki Sandhar on AC duties. Kaushy Patel is on executive producer duties while Dave Hastings is in the producing chair as well as writing the script.

England. 1934. A young man, Elijah (Jay Podmore), has been captured and accused of being a werewolf by Clyde, a self-famed bounty hunter from a nearby village.

As Elijah is brutally tortured in a vain attempt to get him to confess to his alleged shapeshifting, he suddenly finds himself covertly released by two villagers, Faye (Charlie Clarke) and her younger brother Benjamin (Jack Knight), who believe his cries of innocence.

As they attempt to help the young man flee through the woods, all the while pursued by the maniacal Clyde, the night time forest suddenly reveals that some legends are not myth at all.

L.J ‘Stark’ Greenwood (director) told us about the project, saying,

“I’ve always wanted to try my hand at directing but so far have never had the chance to fully immerse myself into it.

“So I couldn’t have asked for a better cast and crew to help me bring this story to life, one that I am very excited about, because it is so scary and really plays directly into what story elements I think helped make some of the best Werewolf films we’ve already got. It will also allow me to indulge in visuals that are inspired by my love of Guillermo del Toro as well as my love of the 1930s carnival atmospheres.

“We’ve already been working on shot lists and ideas for how to not only present the characters but also our elusive werewolf, as well as looking at locations and filming test footage, so it’s all becoming very real and exciting!

“This has always been my favourite sub-genre of horror, the Werewolf film, so I hope to really do it justice with what we’ve got to show the world!”

SNARL starts filming in early 2019 with a release planned for later in the year. More updates and details will be coming soon!

For further press enquiries please contact producer Dave Hastings at dave.lightbeamproductions@gmail.com

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