Director/Co-writer Brian Hanson and Co-writer/Producer Richard Handley have announced the regional premiere of their first feature, THE BLACK STRING, at FilmQuest. Starring Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”), the creepy film follows a directionless young man as his life begins to unravel after meeting a strange woman. His friends and family believe he’s losing his mind, but he’s convinced something far more sinister is taking place. THE BLACK STRING will screen Friday night during FilmQuest at the Velour Live Music Gallery. Acquire tickets here.
Of the film, Hanson said, “The Black String is made for anybody who has felt lonely, isolated, stuck in a dead-end situation and desperate for companionship. This movie is also made for genre fans who love Lovecraftian themes, body horror, paranoia and a dose of trans-dimensional witchcraft. Like two sides of a coin, this film flips between two possibilities, is Jonathan suffering from mental illness or is he the hapless victim of an evil occult conspiracy?”
Producers Charles Bunce (BYU alum) and Kayli Fortun are on hand to present the film, alongside actors Blake Webb (BYU alum) and Chelsea Edmundson.
Jonathan is a lonely twenty-something, stuck in his home town working night shifts at the local convenience store. When an unexpected encounter with a mysterious woman turns his life upside down, Jonathan is stricken by illness and nightmarish visions. Paranoid and desperate, he launches on a quest across the suburbs to find the seductress who started it all. Friends and family believe he’s losing his mind, but Jonathan is convinced he’s the target of something far more sinister.
In addition to its festival run, THE BLACK STRING will be released in the US on Digital HD and DVD September 24th from Grindstone Entertainment, a Lionsgate company.