Fright-fare filmmakers and fans alike will be pleased to hear of Hex Media’s For We Are Many horror anthology. The project will feature a large selection of horror shorts, each based on a particular demonic entity or occult theme, with an emphasis on intense horror, imaginative practical effects, and original stories. Although several names are already attached to the anthology, the Fife, Scotland-based company is also seeking new voices in the genre to contribute to the project.
Hex Media founder Lawrie Brewster and producer Alex Harron describe For We Are Many as “a collection of original, international horror shorts inspired by demonology and the occult.” The film will feature a host of familiar names and will provide an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to get involved, as well. Among the directors already confirmed are FrightFest alumni Liam Regan (My Bloody Banjo), Brad Watson (Hallow’s Eve), Katie Bonham (Mindless), genre icon Nicholas Vince (best known for his roles as the Chattering Cenobite in Hellraiser and Kinski in Nightbreed), and Frank Woodward (writer of Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort).
“We are deeply passionate about seeking out new talent in the horror genre, and helping to provide a platform for those with creative aspirations,” said Lawrie Brewster. “Plenty of extremely talented filmmakers are putting out great short content, only for it to languish on YouTube. We thought that, with a little support and collaboration, we could instead give directors the opportunity to be part of something bigger that we hope can act as a springboard for their careers – and make something pretty amazing and unique in the process.”
Hex Media, well known for the atmospheric Lord of Tears (2013) and the recent festival favorite The Unkindness of Ravens (2016), has big ambitions, with another two films currently in post-production. For We Are Many is an extension of their goal to produce truly independent, fiercely original horror.
Hex Media will also distribute the film, adding it to the growing catalogue of their fledgling distribution wing and building on the success of their combined VOD/Special Edition model. The film is set for release in Spring 2018.
Filmmakers who want to get involved with For We Are Many should head over to Hex Media’s website at https://hexmedia.tv for more information on the project and how to be part of it.