The Owlman is back! Yes the star of Lawrie Brewster and Sara Daly’s Lord of Tears is not only coming back to haunt the silver screen, but he’s going back in time to scare the blue lights out of the 1940s, but in glorious Film Noir monochrome of course. Now the folks at Hex Media have all the film in the can but need your help to make all the post-production movie magic to happen and have started a Kickstarter campaign to ensure that it does.
This is the third collaboration between Brewster and Daly after the acclaimed Lord of Tears (2012) and The Unkindness of Ravens (2016) and their third film to feature the very talented Jaimie Scott-Gordon. Spanish horror darling Macarena Gomez is best known for her role as the sea priestess in Stuart Gordon’s cult favourite Dagon, and her powerhouse performance in the recent Musarañas (Shrew’s Nest). The film also stars Alexandra Nicole Hulme (Lord of Tears, Girls) and Hothouse pal Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Nightbreed’
Lawrie continued: ‘ The Black Gloves pays homage to classic chillers such as Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940) and Jack Clayton’s The Innocents (1961). We adore classic chillers like these along with Cat People (1942) and Secret Beyond the Door (1947) and wanted to create something in the spirit of these films, not a film that would simply emulate or pay homage to classic cinema, but our own original addition that could sit alongside these others. We were very conscious of never veering into pastiche. In terms of the look of the film, Cat People was a particular inspiration with its bold shadows and graphic lines. We wanted to capture that classic Film Noir look but with a Gothic twist. We also knew that we wanted to shoot the film in black and white, but were a little nervous at the prospect of alienating the audience. However, there seems to have been somewhat of a resurgence in black and white genre films of late, with gems such as The Eyes Of My
‘As before We’ve used our own money along with some help from our friends at Dark Dunes Productions to fund the shooting phase of our film. But now, to finish the post-production of our film, we need your help.
We care passionately about creating fresh, exciting, and, above all else, original horror films, but because of this, we struggle to get mainstream funding. The only way that these unusual, risky films will get made, and get out there, is with the support of fans of the genre. So, we hope you’ll come on this crazy, exciting journey with us, and show the world that there is a hunger out there for original, edgy content!
The Black Gloves is already in the home stretch. Once we meet our fundraising target, we will get straight to work completing the final draft – there is absolutely no chance that the film won’t get finished (barring perhaps a global apocalypse type scenario!). We’ve put a year of our lives into it already and we’ll be doing whatever it takes to get it done as soon as possible, and looking as great as it possibly can!
In return for your support, we’ll work hard to produce rewards that you’ll be proud to own, and films that you’ll love to watch. Rest assured, every penny we get we’ll match with our own blood, sweat and tears as we work to make The Black Gloves the best film it can possibly be.’
So if you have a few pounds, dollars or Euro to spare donate here.