Tru Dot Films has released the first teaser trailer for its new psychological horror feature film, Living Space.
Written and directed by Steven Spiel, the film looks set to add to Australia’s rich catalogue of films in this genre. The film stars some of Australia’s best known talent, including Georgia Chara (Wentworth, Home & Away) Leigh Scully (Home & Away, Catching Milat), Andy McPhee (Saving Mr Banks, Wolf Creek) Jolene Anderson (All Saints, Rush) and Emma Leonard (800 Words, Home & Away).
The story follows college sweethearts Brad (Leigh Scully) and Ashley (Georgia Chara), who venture into the heartland of Germany. Their romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when encountering a German SS Officer (McPhee) and his family (Anderson and Leonard), thrusting them into a psychological vortex of horror, revealing there is not always life in a ‘Living Space’.
The film explores the idea of Lebensraum, an idealism adopted by Nazi Germany, most prominently during the time of Hitler.
Director Steven Spiel says of the teaser trailer, “Here’s a quick peek into the disturbing world of Living Space. The film was shot on a location so eerie, I was still having nightmares weeks after the shoot!”
Spiel of Tru Dot Films wrote and directed Living Space after having recent success internationally with his short form films which have been screened in cinemas throughout the United States and at multiple festivals, including Cannes Film Festival. Producer is Natalie Forward, also of Tru Dot Films. Natalie has had recent international success with her web series – Haunted or Hoax-nominated for five awards at the New York WebFest where it one the Audience Choice Award. It has most recently been accepted into LA Webfest. Forward created, wrote and produced the series.
With all the makings of a successful international feature, the project has attracted some of the world’s best creative crew, including cinematographer Branco Grabovac (Witches), special effects artist Steven Boyle (The Hobbit, Star Wars, Daybreakers, The Matrix). production designer Das Patterson (The Dressmaker, The Legend of Ben Hall) and costume designer Chloe Greaves (Cop Hard).
Executive Producers of Living Space are Tru Dot Films’ Andrea Buck, Steven Spiel, Kate Elizabeth Jean, Tony Read, Natalie Forward and Darren Vukasinovic.