One of the things we often lament about up here in the Canadian chapter of ScreenAnarchy is that there isn’t enough genre film being made by Canadians or we simply don’t know anything about what is going on in our own backyard. Honestly we know we can do better than that and it helps when filmmakers contact you directly and let you know what they’re up to.
Enter local filmmaker Justin McConnell and the production company Unstable Ground. They have three films on their slate right now. The first picture is the follow-up to a short film he did, Ending The Eternal. Here is the synopsis for the feature length…The Eternal.
Samuel Gradius has lived too long. In his 500 years on earth he has seen empires rise and fall, changed the course of history with his bare hands and experienced countless revolutions first hand. Samuel Gradius is a vampire, perhaps the only vampire, and he's had enough. He wants to die.
No longer content with the idea of simple suicide, he makes the decision to go out in the ways of old. He wants a warrior's death. THE ETERNAL follows Samuel on the pursuit of his own personal oblivion, he hopes, at the hands of someone worthy.
I believe Vampire films are on their way back. So we’ll keep an eye on this project as it develops. Justin and his team are currently searching out principle cast for The Eternal. Unstable Ground also has two other projects in the scripting stages; Deliver Us and New Generation. Details on those two pictures are mum since they are currently in development.