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Filmmakers Win $300K to Make Horror Movie with Help of Clive Barker, Shudder & Project Greenlight

By Marina Antunes [08.02.17]


Earlier this year, Project Greenlight Digital Studios, the group behind the "Project Greenlight" series, and Shudder, AMC's rather excellent streaming service dedicated to horror and thrillers, ran a contest in conjunction with horror master Clive Barker.


Entrants into the "Clive Barker Presents Reel Fear" Horror Contest pitched their horror movie ideas. The 1,000 entries were dwindled down by a group of judges, the 10 semi-finalists were put to public vote with the top 5 teams each receiving a budget to interpret and shoot a pre-written scene as a showcase of their abilities. Today it was announced that this year's winners are aspiring director Danny DelPurgatorio and writer Anthony Williams.


In addition to mentorship from Barker himself, the duo have also been awarded $300,000 to produce their feature film Wither.



Wither...

will follow Dr. Spencer Woodrow, who can no longer hide from the ghosts of his past. He has no choice but to revive the dead to trap their souls. In crossing these boundaries, Dr. Woodrow and those he cares about most will suffer consequences far beyond his imagination.


In addition to Wither, Megan Rosati's pitch for Bloom (watch the pitch) and Evan Brace's Known Among the Mountains (watch the pitch) are being developed as TV series for Shudder.


Check out the winning scene, complete with rather awesome practical effects, below along with their pitch video for Wither.





Via THR

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