In September we reported on
the casting updates for writer/director R. Shanea Williams’ horror short
“Paralysis.” Not wasting any time,
Williams shortly thereafter went into production and has now graciously shared
with S&A an exclusive first look at the trailer.
“Paralysis” stars Nia
Fairweather (“The Roe Effect”) as an emotionally fragile photographer with a sleep disorder, who
moves into a new apartment and fears she may be haunted by a supernatural
entity. The film also stars Antoinette
LaVecchia (“The Sopranos”), veteran
actor DK Bowser (“30 Rock”), and the always memorable Nedra McClyde,
who recently appeared on the new Netflix series “Jessica Jones.”
See it directly below:
“Paralysis” is the third film from Williams and producer Anthony Davis’ production
company, Vision 75/80 Productions. Their last short film, “Contamination,” was selected for eight film festivals, nominated for Best Short Film
at the 2014 UrbanWorld Film Festival and the 2014 BronzeLens Film Festival, and
won for Best Actress – Drama at the 2015 Flager
Film Festival. Mshon K. Pulliam, brother of actress and philanthropist Keshia
Knight-Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”), is also a producer on the film.
The film will begin traveling the film festival circuit in 2016.