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Project of the Day: 'The 5th Shadow'

By Max O'Connell | Indiewire February 20, 2014 at 4:17PM

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.
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The 5th Shadow

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.

"The 5th Shadow"

Tweetable Logline: A dark and surreal psychological thriller about a husband who seeks revenge on his cheating wife, in a very peculiar way.

Elevator Pitch:The 5th Shadow follows Henry Blank; a lonely, middle aged, burnt out artist.

His wife has run off and the only thing left is a house filled with echoes of past happiness. Chased out of his mind by fear, Henry descends through his past, witnesses his own birth, and looks death in the eye. However it's a chance encounter with a beautiful jazz singer that will determine Henry's fate. 

She offers hope, but can she be trusted, or is she luring Henry deeper into chaos where nightmare and reality are no different? Or is she something else all together?

Production Team:

Writer/ Director Dave Sparx

Producer Paul Nunes
D.O.P. Gideon Jennings
Production Company aQuacow

About the Production: "The 5th Shadow" was born out of a passion to explore the darker recesses of the human mind in a way that would allow me to express, challenge and question preconceived notions of the human psyche when in extreme distress. Cinema is the perfect tool to examine the endless meanings of existence and truth through sound design, narrative disorientatoin and visual abstraction, so "The 5th Shadow" came to be.


Current Status: Post-production, fundraising through Kickstarter for the final stages of post-production.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

This article is related to: Project of the Day