A new short film based on the poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Principal photography has wrapped on The Key to Annabel Lee, the directorial debut of film journalist Staci Layne Wilson (who also wrote the script), who has been a key member of the genre journalist faction for years at outlets like Cinefantastique, Syfy.com, and Horror.com.
Like several other new major journalists-turned-filmmakers (Jovanka Vucovick, Stacie Ponder, and Andrew Kasch) Wilson has decided to pick up the reigns and make the kind of film she'd like to see; one with amazing colors, costumes, makeup, emotion, and fantastical tragedy with a touch of the sensual.
The film stars Cherilyn Wilson (Parasomnia), Corrie Shenigo (After You), Diane Ayala Goldner (Feast I, II, III), and Nivek Ogre (Repo! The Genetic Opera) as "The Narrator", sporting a rather awesomely idealized Poe-esque demeanor and costume.
We know the plot involves an evil seductive wolf character (played by Goldner), and three incarnations of the tragic character of Annabel Lee herself played by three different actresses (Cherilyn Wilson, Corrie Shenigo, and Staci Wilson herself). Shot in southern Calfornia on the shores of southern Los Angeles beaches, the film uses gorgeous sweeping shots of ocean vistas as a backdrop for much of the action.
We'll get more news as time goes on, or you can keep track at the official website, http://bluestreakproductions.com. Check out these exclusive amazing images from the production:
Whoa, Staci is making the jump! I sat behind her at last year's Pretty/Scary fest in Dallas, watching her make her notes and review films, and thought, "That's Staci Layne Wilson, reviewing films!" I also sat in front of Heidi Martinuzzi and thought, "Heidi Martinuzzi is sitting RIGHT BEHIND ME!" I know...but I did.
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