After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $50,000 last year, “The Dwarves of Demrel” is closer than ever to being loosed upon the moviegoing world. Zachary Amundson’s film — described as “a feature-length fantasy film in which a collapse imprisons three dwarven miners who must work collectively to survive” — just released its first trailer. Watch below.
The footage, which almost resembles a cross between “The Descent” and the Mines of Moria sequence from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” is aglow with torches and lanterns. The dwarves of the title make their way through the mine at their own peril, intoning ominous-sounding lines like “I don’t remember this being here” and “the mountain’s belly folded” as they attempt to make their way out of the darkness.
Amundson seems to have maximized his shoestring budget, hopefully to good effect. “The Dwarves of Demrel” doesn’t have an official release, but the trailer promises that it’ll be available next spring.