West Palm Beach, June 16, 2016
The production team behind the award-winning short film “So Dark” has revealed plans to film a 7-episode season of their supernatural horror/thriller about a Vampire “with a code” who hunts and feeds on only those that have escaped justice. The project is a joint venture between Producer, Keri Maletto, of NtheLite Productions and Director/Creator, Al Lougher of Bluehouse Films. The pair is excited about the venture.
Lougher says “It’s been three years since we released So Dark, the follow up to our hit short film So Pretty, and we’ve been working hard on getting the script right for the first season. It’s been a labor of love working with a fantastic and gifted team to bring a unique vampire story to the table. Because of the saturation in this genre, we needed to ensure what we have is unique and hasn’t been told before. We believe that is the case with So Dark, which intertwines a supernatural storyline that takes place both in the past and present day.” “In this new and exciting original series we will be creating a world that combines the gritty dark aesthetic of “Seven” with the back-to-roots Vampire lore of the pre-Twilight era” says Maletto.
Part of those unique elements is the addition of independent horror favorite, Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Paranormal Activity 3, American Horror Story and Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem) to the cast. Already known to be returning for the series is Jeremy Palko (The Walking Dead, Bloodline, Vampire Diaries, Never Back Down) as lead character and vampire Sean, Keri Maletto (Devious Maids, Patient Killer, Gore Orphanage) as the out for vengeance Agent Wilburn, and Todd Bruno ( Tell, Not For Human Consumption, Hazmat) as the curious Detective Russo.
Currently, the first two episodes of So Dark can be found on Amazon Video. Maletto says, “When we were considering where to place our first two episodes, the prequel to the series, we really didn’t know what to expect with Amazon. There were no metrics to be found for independent filmmakers, like us, to determine if it would be successful, so it was truly a test. So far, within 3 weeks time we have acquired over 70K views, and are averaging 3,500 to 4,000 views daily. I feel pleased we went with Amazon. And we hope to continue using that platform as we release new episodes.” When it comes to indie filmmaking, So Dark breaks typical expectations with its ability to create big production value with minimal budget. “What we’re trying to do has never been done before within this genre. We’re making a high quality, high budget series that is independently financed and using various self distribution models, such as Amazon, to distribute online.
As of yet there are no exact dates for production but Lougher remains optimistic. “This story is too good not to tell. We’ve got some great characters, a fantastic group of actors, a dedicated hard working and passionate crew, all of whom want this story told. I promise to give any vampire fan an awesome, character-driven series that you’ll never forget”.
You can find “So Dark” on social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A limited edition cast signed poster is being offered as a giveaway through June 30, 2016.
Find out more info on the giveaway at: http://www.sodark.net/blog/2016/6/10/win-a-limited-edition-so-dark-the-series-poster.
Find links and more information for So Dark at: www.sodark.net
Press Contact: Name: Keri Maletto – Producer Phone: 323-250-6550 Email: [email protected]