Following one successful Indiegogo campaign, the producers of British “hand crafted punk rock splatter movie” Dead Air have set up a post-production crowdfunder to get the film finished. Something of a twist on classic The Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the film sees a punk band set upon by a bunch of nasty little critters while flying to their final show. Check out the teaser below.
Geoff Harmer is directing the film, having garnered numerous festival awards and acclaim for his short film Selfie. Starring are Stacy Hart, Kate Marie Davis, Charlie Bond and Johanna Stanton, as well as David Schaal (best known perhaps, as Jay’s Dad in The Inbetweeners) and “a Hollywood Genre Legend!” whose name the filmmakers are keeping secret, at least for the time being.
Set on a plane travelling to a final gig, Dead Air tells the story of Monster Kitten, an all female punk rock band who end up on a flight with some nasty little creatures who like to bite and infect their victims to the point of all hell breaking loose at 30,000 feet. With the help of their instruments, a tape recorder, a dodgy crew member and a bottle of piss, the girls try to fend off the evil to get to play their final gig.
The teaser gives us glimpses of the “Henson influenced hand and rod puppets” which form the centrepiece to a film in which everything, from the creatures to the plane, is created practically with models, miniatures and puppets.
If you like the look of Dead Air, you can help get the film completed here.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)