Deadly Movies | Indie Scene
‘Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders’ has been doing the festival rounds since its release back in June 2009, including the Horror UK Film Festival and the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner. Made on a shoestring budget of £5,000 ($7,300), raised by the filmmakers themselves, the 30 min short has generated significant online buzz and glowing reviews from the likes of Gorezone Magazine, BBC Radio Manchester, and Joblo. No mean feat given the hardships of the Indie movie scene. Here’s the skinny on the plot:
“The film is set in Manchester ‘The supernatural crime hub of the 21st century’ and is home to the officers of the G.M.P.I.D (Greater Manchester Paranormal Investigations Department) it is their job to fight the forces of evil that plague the city. Amongst these fine officers is hero cop Mark ‘Mac’ Macready. When Macready’s wife is kidnapped by a creature known as ‘The Archangel’ it’s a race against time for Macready to find his missing wife, solve the case and bring the merciless Archangel to cold blooded justice.”
This week, on June 19th at 2pm (GMT), horror fans from around the world will be able to watch a free live stream of the short, in its entirety, on the official website. To celebrate the online release there will be an interactive VIP launch party at Base Bar Cafe in Manchester which you can also catch online from 7pm the very same day. ‘Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders’ goes to show the power of the online horror community and the determination of the independent filmmakers. The reward for both comes in the news that the short is about to spawn bot an animated web series and, most exciting of all, a feature-length movie set for production in 2011.
You can check out the ‘Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders’ trailer here