Some of you may have noticed that I do have a soft spot for micro budget horror. I’m not saying I’m the most clued up on what’s out there, but I do like to see it all the same. Even backed production of one such film on Kickstarter last year. Today I got sent a trailer and a press release for a little horror film called Gilgamesh. After the link I’ll post the teaser trailer and a little information about the film.
I think I’ll let the film synopsis on the Youtube video describe the plot.
“A military expedition in Siberia gone wrong. The existence of humanity is in peril as Inanna, Sumerian goddess of lust and war has summoned a giant meteor to destroy the planet, after being accidentally set free from her ancient prison. The government has been overturned in a Communist take-over and the citizens of the world; brainwashed. In humanity’s darkest hour, the ancient entity of Gilgamesh, older than the cosmos themselves, must decide whether or not to serve of mankind’s final hope. Meanwhile, Inanna has hand selected the one man; married man and archaeologist, David Murphy, to live out the rest of eternity with her. Gilgamesh and Inanna are quickly targeted by the new government as potential weapons of mass destruction, and soon the apocalypse has begun.”
That is some pretty out there ideas being floated around. I’m all for that. Not many people pull from Sumerian mythology. Hell, I think the last time I remember Sumerian legends being spoken of in a film was in Ghostbusters. As I am admittedly not familiar with director Richard Chandler’s work I’ll let the press release do the information thing.
“Produced, written, directed, edited, and starring Chandler himself, GILGAMESH is a mixed
genre movie that contains an unusual hybrid of Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, exploitation, and political
thriller. It stars Joe Gannascoli (“Vito” from THE SOPRANOS) and cult horror sensation
Melantha Blackthorne (the title character in the TV show COUNTESS BATHORIA’S
GRAVEYARD PICTURE SHOW).
Also starring in the movie are Josh Davis, Emily Coleman, Oselito Joseph, Jon Pierce, Ray
Hryb, Emilie Faith Lewis, Carver Riot, Peter Morse, Giancarlo Madonnini, Joe Victor,
James Baker, Matt Colicci, Lilith Astaroth, Sarah Michelle, and dozens more.
The crew for the dystopian drama is comprised of some familiar faces that have previously
worked under Chandler. Long time collaborators Simon Hannon, Steve Sandberg, Todd
Therrien, and Richard Chandler Sr (Chandler’s father) worked as, respectively, Visual Effects
Supervisor, Associate Producer/Production Manager, First Assistant Director, and Second
Assistant Director/Soundman. New to the team were Director of Photography Andrew Zubatkin
and Line Producer Angel Connell. Justin Briggs handled practical (on-set) special effects.
GILGAMESH will be Chandler’s sixth full-length feature. The native New Englander’s previous
feature credits include SCROOGE IN THE HOOD (2011), HEAVEN AND HELL (2010),
LEGLESS (2010), OUR KINGDOM COME (2007), and SONS OF PERDITION (2007).
Chandler also created a locally produced, hyper-violent, web-based TV series called BOSTON
MASSACRE that ran for one season.”
If you like what you see You can check out a few more details on the film’s IMDB page or you can follow production and release updates for this and other Boston Film Family film’s on their facebook page which is right here