We have long been fans of Emma Dark’s work and it seems an age since we first spoke to Emma back in November 2015 about her film SEIZE THE NIGHT and when it would be available for general viewing, well much to our delight that time has come because it’s now available to watch online for free so if you haven’t heard about it then read on otherwise get yourself over to https://t.co/7gre8zYuBW where you’re in for a real treat.
SEIZE THE NIGHT has been one of the most talked about short films on the independent horror scene over the past year. In its time on the festival circuit the film has won creator Emma Dark an MMBF Rising Star award at Ireland’s The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, and featured in comprehensive national print articles in the UK’s leading horror magazine Scream, and indie filmmaking favourite Digital Filmmaker Magazine. Wearing many hats on the project up-and-coming female filmmaker Emma Dark both Produced, Directed and edited the film, as well taking a starring role.
The plot revolves around renegade vampire assassin Eva (Emma Dark) who’s recently escaped from a secret bio-research compound and is hell bent on taking revenge against those who put her there, including a pack of werewolves led by alpha Tobias (Carey Thring), and a secret government faction known only as Cable 9.
SEIZE THE NIGHT’s ambitious fight scenes were coordinated by semi-retired Hollywood stunt man Roy Scammell, who amongst a plethora of credits is responsible for fight coordination and stunt work on many of the James Bond films, Alien (1979), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Superman (1978). The film is further enhanced with digital visual effects from up and coming VFX artist Davy Simmons and a unique score from US based composer Eric Elick.
Emma had this to say about the film’s release “After a very successful stint on the festival circuit and a lot of media and critic support it’s finally time to press the button and unleash SEIZE THE NIGHT upon the world! Myself and my cast and crew have put an absolutely incredible amount of work into the film so I do hope it’s well received, and that it does it’s part for raising awareness of female directors and filmmakers in a typically male dominated space.
There’s more to come with a limited DVD release for those who want to have their own copy of the film, and a whole host of behind the scenes extras I’ll be posting up over the coming weeks. Until then I hope everyone enjoys watching SEIZE THE NIGHT.”
The film can be viewed here:
A little more about Seize the Night
After escaping from a secret government bio-research compound renegade vampire assassin Eva (Emma Dark) is hell bent on revenge. Receiving a tip off from the mysterious Dante (Anthony Ilott, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort) she meets with arms dealer Joe (Paul Ewen, Cockneys vs Zombies) who informs her that an enemy is hot on her tail. Eva hunts the hunter and encounters a team of werewolves, led by pack alpha Tobias (Carey Thring, From Hell). During their confrontation Eva learns a terrible secret and is forced into a situation of such gravity she may have to join forces with the devil she knows in order to fight the greatest of all evils.
Top Billed Cast:
Emma Dark (Island of the Blind Dead (2015))
Carey Thring (From Hell (2001))
Paul Ewen (Cockneys vs Zombies (2012))
Anthony Ilott (Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014))
Mark Sears (Essex Boys: Law of Survival (2015))
Emma Dark – Producer/Director
Eric Elick – Music
Roy Scammell – Fight Coordinator
AJ Singh & Donato Cinicolo – Cinematography
Davy Simmons – VFX
Luke Smith – SFX
Steve Bosworth – SFX
Richard Humphries – Screenplay
Full cast and crew credits can be found here:
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