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Project of the Day: A Film Editor in 80s London in Horror 'EDIT'

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 18, 2013 at 9:45AM

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."EDIT"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.

"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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