65mm Horror Short "Daughter of Dismay"
Horror short film "Daughter of Dismay" filmed in Austrian alps in 65mm by Danish director of photography Ziryab Ben Brahem. They plan to strike 70mm prints!
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|Written by: From the "Daughter of Dismay" Facebook page. Reproduced with permission||Date: 10.11.2018|
|Ever wondered what would happen if independent art-house filmmakers were given the technical resources of films such as "Dunkirk" or "The Hateful Eight"? This might be the answer.|
As one of the very few independent short film in cinematic history to be shot on 65mm film, the plot of ‘Daughter of Dismay’ tells the surreal and mystical tale of a witch, an emotionally broken woman who enters the deep of the woods to fulfil her biggest desire, her most heartfelt wish, for which she takes extreme and radical measures, measures that will have sinister consequences, leading to a heartbreaking and deeply melancholic finale. Portrayed in elegant, painting-like images, the film will be an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, focusing on a different kind of witch than usually portrayed in media, one that doesn’t focus on cliched depictions of devil worship, but on a much deeper and more human side, one that many will find very much relatable.
With an incredible array of talent, including composer Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Insidious), visual effects artist Justin Schenck (Swordfish, The Exorcist FOX), cinematographer Ziryab Ben Brahem (The Negative (honored with an award by Kodak themselves), Room for Rent) and 1st AC Levente Násásy (Don't Breathe, Strike Back), "Daughter of Dismay" will be an art-house film unlike any you've seen before. We're combining the visual elements and music of large, epic Hollywood blockbusters with those of art-house and horror movies, and are packing them into a short film.
We're not stopping after post production though: For the exhibition of the film, 35mm and 70mm release prints will be made, which will screen at festivals and special events all around the world. We're proud to be one of a long line of short films to screen on 70mm, a format largely reserved for much, much bigger projects.
The crystal clear textures and detail, along with the rich natural color of film and the wide, epic feel are exactly why films like "Ben Hur", "Lawrence from Arabia" and "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" were shot in this format, and it's the same reason we did. This still is what the 35mm (2.4:1) and regular 70mm prints (2.2:1) will look like in terms of aspect ratio, the IMAX print will be much taller at 1.43:1. This will look absolutely beautiful on film.
Final print production is currently set for late December 2018.
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|Danish Cinematographer Ziryab Ben Brahem behind the 65mm camera.|
Facebook update by James Quinn, 26.12.2018:
"Daughter of Dismay", currently being scored by Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Insidious). After the score is finished, it’ll go out to our sound engineer, who’s a triple Academy Award winner and has done the mixes of some of the most influential films of all time (call scheduled for tomorrow to talk about the mix), after that, the final cut and mix along with the negatives will go to LA to FotoKem, where 35mm, 70mm and 70mm IMAX prints will be struck, supervised by Andrew Oran, who was responsible for the prints of "Dunkirk" and "The Hateful Eight". Extremely grateful for the team we have on this, I absolutely can’t wait to see it on the big screen for the first time. It’s shaping up to be even more than I hoped it would be.
We'd like to welcome a new member in the team of Daughter of Dismay, who will be responsible for the sound mix of the film, to ensure it sounds as good as possible, even in IMAX theaters. His name is Steve Maslow, and he's been responsible for countless mixes of some of the most influential films of all time, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Edward Scissorhands, Escape from New York, Beetlejuice and many more. He's a triple Academy Award winner and one of the absolute best in the industry, and it's an honor to be working with him on this film.
More updates coming soon, stay tuned.
|Landscape shot from "Daughter of Dismay". This truly shows the beauty of 70mm film. |
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