International Success For Horror Film!
Melbourne, Victoria Australia based company Tru Dot Films with writer / director Steven SPIEL have created international success with independent horror film “Living Space” aka “Nazi Undead”
Created by Writer & Director Steven Spiel, the “psychological horror” has achieved overwhelming success internationally. The film has been sold and distributed around the world including in USA, UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Spain and Portugal to name a few.
Notably the film was recently purchased by USA TV giant Showtime and will be released on 29 May 2019. Whilst in Australia Channel 7 picked up the rights and the film screened nationally on 7Mate in December 2018.
Living Space is available to be watched free on 7Plus.
Living Space / Nazi Undead hosts some of Australia’s biggest talent including Georgia Chara (Wentworth, Home & Away) Leigh Scully (Home & Away, Catching Milat), Andy McPhee (Saving Mr Banks, Sons of Anarchy, Wolf Creek) Jolene Anderson (Harrow, All Saints, Rush) and Emma Leonard (800 Words, Home & Away).
The story follows college sweethearts Brad (Leigh Scully) and Ashley (Georgia Chara),who venture into the heartland of Germany. Their romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when encountering a German SS Officer (McPhee) and his family (Anderson and Leonard), thrusting them into a psychological vortex of horror, revealing there is not always life in a ‘Living Space’.
Spiel wrote and directed the film after having previous success internationally with his short form films which were screened in cinemas throughout the United States and at multiple festivals, including Cannes Film Festival.
With all the makings for a successful international feature, the project attracted some of the world’s best creative crew, including special effects artist Steven Boyle (The Hobbit, Star Wars, Daybreakers, The Matrix).
Says Spiel, “I am really thrilled to have achieved international success with the film. Independent film making is not an easy task, but it shows that persistence does pay off. I am now focusing on writing the sequel “Evil is Born” with the treatment now complete I hope to have it brought to life shortly.”
With the international success of the film SPIEL has had meetings with the world’s biggest agency’s including William Morris Entertainment USA. In recent film reviews SPIEL has been compared to the likes of James WAN (Aquaman, Saw, Insidious, Fast & Furious, The Conjuring) who continues to lead the way for Australian filmmakers.
Photo credit: Benjamin Kerr