❉ Psychedelic sci-fi epic launches on AMC’S SHUDDER. Watch the trailer here!
Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul. Trying to understand the nature of this entity, they start chasing the woman through space.
Inspired by the spirit of the 80’s films and music, Blood Machines is a 50-minute, sci-fi horror mind-melter told in three chapters, scored by acclaimed and reclusive French synth-wave artist Carpenter Brut, and expanded from their music video of their track Turbo Killer. Starring Elisa Lasowski, Anders Heinrichsen and Noémie Stevens, written and directed by Seth Ickerman.
Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard are two French directors, working for 10 years under the pseudonym of Seth Ickerman. Known for their production design and art direction skillset, Raphaël and Savitri collaborated on various commercials for companies such as LG, Ubisoft and Samsung. In 2016, they directed the hit music video Turbo Killer in 2016 for Carpenter Brut. The duo just completed Blood Machines and is now developing several science-fiction projects included Ickerman whose proof of concept was a hit online.
Blood Machines was launched at the end of 2016 thanks to the success of a first Kickstarter campaigns which gathered 185,000 Euros among more than 3500 fans. Another Kickstarter campaign was done in May 2019 to complete the postproduction. With the two campaigns, a total close to 300,000 Euros was gathered among 6,000 backers!
Completed early September 2019, Blood Machines was selected since then in more than 40 international festivals while receiving critical acclaim and various audience awards. Even if its format – 50 minutes – was not an easy one for festival programmers, most of them were so enthusiastic about the film that they found ways to screen Blood Machines in proper cinematic and theatrical conditions. The festival journey brought the film to Strasbourg, MotelX in Lisbon, Fantastic Fest in Austin, Night Visions in Finland, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal, Hawaii, and many others.
❉ Available on AMC’s horror streaming platform Shudder in the US, Canada, UK & Ireland May 21st. New members can enjoy 30-days free with the promo code SHUTIN when signing up at Shudder.com.
❉ News source: Exile PR.
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