An Edinburgh film-maker is launching his new horror film, SACRIFICED, at a free preview screening at the city's Cameo cinema. Keith Bradley has written, produced and directed the feature film which he funded from the sale of his house.
Sacrificed is his first feature film. "Basically the whole thing has been a cinematic challenge that I set myself. Could I self-finance a low budget horror film using camcorders that could find its place in the market alongside films made on a bigger budget?" said Bradley.
"As it is my first feature film, I inevitably had to take on more roles than would have been the case in a fully funded film with more crew. Making any film with limited resources you first have to be resilient to most forms of stress and I was determined to work my guts out until I finished the film to my satisfaction, no matter what."
SACRIFICED is the story of young woman who falls under the spell of a small bronze idol purchased from an antique shop. A murder spree begins with the killing of her abusive husband and escalates when she invites her friends to the sleepover from hell at her country mansion. The film stars Sandra Darnell and Nina Kwok.
Bradley's film has its own MySpace page where its trailers have already begun to generate interest in the project.
"I am at the stage now where I need to properly fund my next feature. I'm really excited about chasing a decent sized budget for this next production".
"Francis Ford Coppola had an effect on my thinking. I watched a documentary on the making of Apocalypse Now, where he said, 'The film becomes a part of you, and not just a film. If you have a thousand dollars and don't care what really happens to it, then throw it at your film boldly as this can have the effect of ten thousand dollars!' That was the comment that my brain couldn't shake."
Bradley has been making films, including drama, documentaries, and animations and has recorded/produced music for twenty-five years. He has two music documentaries currently in post-production, which he intends to screen later in the year.
SACRIFICED will have its exclusive preview screening at the CAMEO CINEMA, Tollcross, Edinburgh, on the morning of Sunday 5th August at 11.15am.