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September 18, 2013 9:45 AM
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Project of the Day: A Film Editor in 80s London in Horror 'EDIT'

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"EDIT"

Tweetable Logline: 

Film Editor Grace sees fragments of a disturbing message in her latest film. You will help uncover it. Interactive horror set in 80s London

Elevator Pitch:

Grace is a film editor in the dark heart of 80s London. She’s tightly wound, but loves her job. Low budget exploitation films, horror flicks - it doesn’t matter. But something is wrong.

On horribly scratched frames, terrible scenes repeat. As her personal life collapses, Grace becomes convinced she’s being sent a message. 

EDIT’s got a unique interactive component. At the end of every episode, Grace receives more disturbing footage. In between instalments, you’ll be tasked with putting the pieces together using a simple drag and drop interface. With each episode, the message -and its horrifying consequences- will become clearer.

Production Team:

Directors- Chris and Dan Cornwell

Writer- Chris Cornwell

Starring- Genna Foden, Callum Dodgson, Pia De Laborde, Helen Oxley

About the Production:

"I’ve worked in transmedia for a while and I was thinking about how you could use interactivity to involve people not just narratively, but thematically. 

"To be clear, first and foremost I want EDIT to be a tight, scary set of horror shorts. But I also want to explore the idea of editing. So much changes in the edit, because context can really define truth- both in the editing booth and outside it. 

"The message in this disturbing sequence will shift as Grace cuts and re-cuts and I hope it gives audience a chance to grapple with this idea directly." -- Chris Cornwell


Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page
Web Series Website



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6 Comments

  • Charlie Behrens | September 23, 2013 6:46 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this, it looks wicked...

  • pol | September 20, 2013 6:08 PMReply

    You guys need a NONE OF THE ABOVE option.

  • Jessica | September 19, 2013 5:40 AMReply

    Yes to seeing EDIT!!!

  • Nick | September 19, 2013 4:59 AMReply

    Love the Giallo aesthetic and Lynchian sound design. Hope it does well.

  • Richard | September 18, 2013 4:51 PMReply

    This sounds brilliant! Good luck guys!

  • Vantana | September 18, 2013 3:21 PMReply

    A very interesting project, well worth supporting.
    I want to see this!