As a horror fan hailing from the Great White North of Canada, I absolutely love how much horror is celebrated, filmed, and produced here. Black Fawn Films – an award-winning genre-focused indie production house with 20+ features under their belt – have quickly become a staple in the Canadian and international horror community, and they’ve just shared some exclusive details on their next big project.
Breakthrough Entertainment and Black Fawn Films are continuing their eight-picture deal (signed in 2014) – which includes films such as The Sublet, Bite, Let Her Out, Bed of the Dead and The Heretics – with their newest feature, titled I’ll Take Your Dead. They’re currently in principle photography in Orillia, Ontario
Director/producer Chad Archibald (The Heretics, Bite) will be back at the helm with writer Jayme LaForest for what is described as a “mixture of a crime thriller threaded with paranormal elements”.
I’ll Take Your Dead follows William (Aidan Devine) who has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn’t something he likes to or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria (Ava Preston) has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman’s body, is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes, she’s not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman’s murderers get word that she’s still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
The film stars Aidan Devine (Suicide Squad, WolfCop), Ava Preston (Blood Honey), Jess Salguerio (The Strain), Brandon McKnight (The Shape of Water), Michael Reventar (Kidnap Capital, Impulse) and Ari Millen (Rupture, Orphan Black).
I’ll Take Your Dead is produced by Cody Calahan, Chad Archibald, and Christopher Giroux, with cinematography by Jeff Maher and special effects by the award-winning Shaun Hunter of Hunter FX.
“We’ve been in development of I’ll Take Your Dead for a while. Usually we find ourselves in production most of the year, however recently we’ve taken time off to really focus on this film. It’s incredible to see it finally coming together. This is by far Black Fawn Films & Breakthrough Entertainment’s biggest collaboration yet, and we promise you haven’t seen anything like this”
– Chad Archibald, Black Fawn Films.
Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment are also in the final stages of development on their upcoming TV series, The Cleaners, which has plans to shoot shortly after I’ll Take Your Dead wraps.
The fine folks at Black Fawn Films have proven to be an innovative powerhouse with a solid track record of consistently entertaining scares, so I’m thoroughly excited for this new feature. Keep an eye out and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.