Ursula Dabrowsky’s “new slice of cinematic fright” will start filming this month.
Inner Demon is the Adelaide filmmaker’s second film in her ‘Demon’ trilogy, following 2009’s self-financed psychological horror Family Demons.
The new revenge film, also penned by Dabrowsky, has been financed from the South Australian Film Corporation’s Filmlab initiative which provides a cash budget of up to $350,000 for eight different projects.
Launched in 2009, it’s assisted such films as Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (which has just completed a 25-state theatrical run in the US), 52 Tuesdays (currently in production) and One Eyed Girl, which stars Maeve Dermody and starts shooting April 16.
Inner Demon, which has the tagline ‘you don’t have to go die to go to hell’, tells the tale of teenager Sam Durelle and her younger sister who are home alone when a knock at the door leads Sam down the road to terror. Abducted by a serial killer couple, Sam manages to escape and find refuge in a desolate farmhouse, only to discover it is home to a malevolent spirit. Trapped in the house, Sam is propelled into a struggle for survival, one that will push her to the limits not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually.
Produced by Sue Brown and Julie Byrne, it’s been in pre-production since January 2 and will start shooting on January 30 for four weeks.
For more information, visit the film’s Facebook page. (Check out the Teaser clip below).
Inner Demon, written and directed by Ursula Dabrowsky