and coming to theaters in Australia and New Zealand this March!
His House. Your Nightmare.
A romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when Brad & Ashley’s car breaks down in the German countryside. Forced to take refuge in an isolated farmhouse they thought to be abandoned, the couple quickly learn that the house holds a dark past. Thrust into a supernatural nightmare, the pair must battle malevolent forces lead by an undead Nazi general if they wish to survive the night.
LIVING SPACE stars Leigh Scully (Deep Water, Home & Away), Georgia Chara (Wentworth, Home & Away), Andy McPhee (Sons of Anarchy, Saving Mr Banks), Jolene Anderson (All Saints, Rush), Emma Leonard (800 Words), Charlotte McLeod and Amelia Ayres.
Monster Pictures have acquired Australian/New Zealand distribution rights to Tru Dot Films’ feature LIVING SPACE. Written and directed by Steven Spiel, this supernatural horror will play a series of Monster Fest Presents screenings across Australia this March.
Producer Natalie Forward said “the film is a horror fan’s delight. It really seeps into your psyche and will have you thinking about it for days. The set was terrifying. The house we used lent itself perfectly to a horror film and really is a character of its own in the film. For an independent film to receive a theatrical release in Australia is tough and it truly shows the quality we were able to achieve.”
Writer/director Steven Spiel explains that LIVING SPACE was solely written to entertain audiences. “I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve by creating this film. I was wanting to excite the audience from the very start. I wanted to send the audience on a rollercoaster ride of different emotions to ensure that people could escape their daily lives even if just for 80 minutes. LIVING SPACE is a horror/thriller based on an ideology but not rooted in reality. I feel it’s perfect for someone new to horror as well as seasoned fans .”
The deal was negotiated between Tru Dot Films and Monster Pictures with international sales being handled by Jinga Films.
Filmmakers Steven Spiel (writer/director), Natalie Forward (producer) & Branco Grabovac (cinematographer) will be in attendance at the screenings along with select cast & crew to field a post-film Q&A.
Tuesday the 14th March 7pm
Event Cinemas Myer Centre
Filmmaker Q&A with writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward, cinematographer Branco Grabovac and SFX artist Steven Boyle.
Thursday the 15th of March 7pm
Filmmaker Q&A with actors Leigh Scully & Georgia Chara, writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward and cinematographer Branco Grabovac.
Friday the 16th of March 7pm
GU Film House (Hindley Street)
Filmmaker Q&A with writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward and cinematographer Branco Grabovac.
Monday the 19th of March 7pm
Village Cinemas (Ryrie Street)
Filmmaker Q&A with writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward, cinematographer Branco Grabovac and actors Leigh Scully & Georgia Chara.
Tru Dot Films is a innovative production company, co-founded by Natalie Forward and Steven Spiel in Melbourne, Australia. Their primary focus is on producing high quality feature films and television programs for global markets. They have previously produced award-winning films and digital content showcased at Cannes, multiple international film festivals and New York City Webfest. They have worked with cast and crew from Los Angeles, Toronto, England & Australia and have an outstanding reputation within the industry.
About Monster Pictures:
A multi-platform company focusing exclusively on genre cinema and working within the realms of distribution, marketing and production, gaining a reputation as one of the leaders in the promotion of important genre content in the international market place. Established in 2009, Monster Pictures is Australia and New Zealand’s only specialist distributor of horror and genre cinema. Heavily invested into building a reputation as a market leader in this space and with it a dedicated fan-base, Monster’s core activities focus on home entertainment, video-on-demand and theatrical exhibition. Since 2010 Monster has released over 150 films, including Julia Ducournau’s critically acclaimed Cannes sensation RAW, Rob Zombie’s31, MANIAC starring Elijah Wood, the international cult phenomena THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE I, II & III, and the Australian horror smash CHARLIE’S FARM which Monster released to success in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.