The final push is on to finish shooting on the animated horror Borley Rectory, starring Reece Shearsmith. And a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo has been set up for people to help towards the film’s completion.
Borley Rectory is written and directed by Ashley Thorpe, who amongst other things has made Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands -three award-winning animated shorts inspired by neglected aspects of British legend.
He’s also has been called the ‘future of British horror’, and is a bit of a film aficionado -check out the series he did for D&CFilm about his favourite horror flicks.
He’s also incredibly well connected, with the cast including: Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen, Inside No 9, The Widower and new ITV drama Chasing Shadows), Jonathan Rigby (Kenneth Horne in BBC production ‘Round the Horne Revisited’, renowned horror historian and author of English Gothic), Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Hellbound, Nightbreed), Richard Strange (Batman, Inkheart, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Claire Louise Amias (Provoked, Telling Lies, Women of Twilight), Sally Mortemore (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, A Cake for Mabel) as well as the famed comedian Steve Furst (Little Britain and the Orange ads). (The indiegogo page has collated all their imdb links for you to explore.)
The narrator is Julian Sands (Room With A View, Arachnophobia, Warlock and most recently The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).
And the original score is by the legendary Steven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees.
You too can get a piece of the star-studded, legend-filled Borley legend by joining the indiegogo campaign, and in the process get your mits on some exclusive Borley Rectory memorabilia.
See what’s on offer, and find out more about the film, including the inspiration behind it, and why some many people felt compelled to get involved. Pop along to the Borely Rectory indiegogo page.