HELLHOUND ON OUR TRAILS
Filmmaker Alison Murray emailed to say that she’s launched her new Web site, The Hellhound, which contains a trailer from her forthcoming debut feature Mouth to Mouth as well as short films and other info.
Says the Web site, Mouth to Mouth, executive produced by Atom Egoyan, “features Alison’s signature choreographic style, woven into a powerful narrative about a search for belonging. Sherry, a teenage goth, runs away with a bizarre collective called SPARK (Street People Armed with Radical Knowledge) losing her lip ring, her virginity and her family in one road trip. Cast include Natasha Wightman (Gosford Park), Eric Thal (Snow Falling on Cedars), Ellen Page (Marion Bridge), August Diehl (Was Nutzt die Liebe in Gedanken) and Maxwell Mccabe-Lokos (of cult band The Deadly Snakes).”
Murray’s company, Hellhound, is an associate producer of the project, and it’s also getting involved in other types of productions as well. One of the most fascinating is Carnesky’s Ghost Train, “a real ghost train ride featuring live performers and magic illusion. This phantasmagorical journey starts up in London’s Brick Lane this coming August, before commencing an international tour.” Conceived by theater artist Marisa Carnesky, the travelling event reconceives the traditional amusement park haunted house ride for darker, more psychologically distressed times.