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Project of the Day: 2003 Blackout Thriller from Executive Producer Joe Dante ('Gremlins')

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 27, 2013 at 10:24AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "DARK" Tweetable Logline:
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"DARK"

Tweetable Logline:

From Executive Producer Joe Dante, DARK is a psychological thriller set in New York City during the blackout of 2003.


Elevator Pitch:

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

Production Team:

From Executive Producer Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Small Soldiers)
•Director / Producer: Nick Basile
•Writer / Producer: Elias
•Producers: Kathryn Belli and David Boulton
•Associate Producers: Meridoc Burkhardt and Lauren Rayner
•Cinematography: Trent Ermes
•Editor: Brian Reali
•Casting: Donna McKenna
•Production Designer: Stuart Braunstein
•Art Director: Matthew Arrow
•Costume Designer: Cindy Lahiff
•Production Manager: Aliki Paraschis
•First Assistant Director: Ryan Alan Dearth
•Visual Effects: Richard Weissman
•Music Supervisor: Robert Gold
•Location Scout: Emmanuel Vozos
•Location Manager: Teddy Yoon
•Poster Art by: Mike Pappa

About the Production:

"A story with a raw, gritty, neo-realistic feel that evolves into a suspenseful nightmare, DARK thematically is about isolation and plays on the fear of entrapment. In the tradition of moody and methodical thrillers that explore character psychosis such as Polanski’s Repulsion or more recently Black Swan, DARK is a journey into the depths of one’s own mortal fears, weaknesses and the desperate struggle for sanity in a world engulfed in shadow. Attached to star are Whitney Able (Monsters, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) and Alexandra Breckenridge (American Horror Story, True Blood)." -- Nick Basile


Current Status:

Pre-production.

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