Tension-filled horror film ‘Safe and Sound’ to premiere at Motelx Lisbon film fest

Safe and Sound
(New horror film from Ian Kammer)

Director Ian Kammer’s chilling horror feature Safe and Sound, starring Charlie Morgan Patton (Dated, The KAOS Brief) and Tristan Riggs (Scare Package, Thunder Road), will premiere at this year’s MOTELX Lisbon International Horror Film Festival. 

The official synopsis goes something like this – Late at night while babysitting a precocious six-year-old, a teenage girl is stalked by a shadowy presence that sets off the home security system. The alarm meant to protect the house becomes an amplifying terror while they attempt to survive the night. Take a look at the trailer below:


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Notes Safe and Sound director, Kammer, “Growing up in the suburbs, I’ve always had a deep fondness for horror and science fiction that revolved around contemporary, everyday life. Visually stunning films that bring the impossible what-ifs and terrifying unknown into our homes and leave you questioning every bump in the night. Late one night while staying with my girlfriend’s family, we both heard the ominous beep-beep of the home security system. It took us a moment to rationalize what could have opened or closed in the house and since we survived the night it was probably a family member innocently opening a window. But we were so conditioned to the security system’s beeps that someone or something could have gotten inside and we wouldn’t have questioned it. What I wanted to explore and capture in this short is the concept that the very thing that should be helping and supporting the characters is actually terrorizing them. Each time the security system beeps is a moment of horror and not of safety. ”

Produced by Valiant Pictures, Safe and Sound will be shown on Wednesday, September 8th at Cinema São Jorge in Lisbon. MOTELX is one of Lisbon’s most expected and highlighted cultural events of the year, known for celebrating the best of horror produced worldwide while also encouraging the national production of genre films.

CREDITS:

  • DIRECTOR: IAN KAMMER 
  • WRITERS: IAN KAMMER & JOSHUA STORMS
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: VINCENT LIN & MATTHEW D’AMATO 
  • ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: TIFFANY FRANCES
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER: JUSTIN GURNARI
  • SOUND DESIGNER: ZAK DEVRIES 
  • COMPOSER: JOSHUA STORMS
  • UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER: FANNY PIERRE
  • FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: NICK MANN 
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER: ASTRID ANDERSON
  • SOUND MIXER: VICTOR ALARCON
  • FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA: JARED WENNBERG 
  • SECOND ASSISTANT CAMERA / DIT: LAUREN ARTHUR 
  • CAMERA / STEADICAM OPERATOR: NIELS LINDELIEN 
  • GAFFER: PATRICK SCANLON
  • BEST BOY ELECTRIC: JOHN DENNIS
  • KEY GRIP: NOAH KELLY
  • COLORIST: DANIEL SILVERMAN
  • CREATURE & ENVIRONMENTAL VFX: JOSH SUYEMOTO 
  • COMPOSITING ARTISTS: EGOR REZICHENKO & ROHAMAN SABBIR
  • CAST: CHARLIE MORGAN PATTON, TRISTAN RIGGS, CHRISTOPHER THOMAS COPELAND, MARANDA BARKSEY, MARK STANCATO
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