Los Angeles - May 10th, 2016
LOVE IS DEAD, a short film written and directed by horror journalist/film critic Jerry Smith (Icons of Fright, Blumhouse.com, Fangoria, Delirium Magazine and Shock Till You Drop) is gearing up to tackle the final 16 days of its IndieGoGo campaign. To celebrate the last leg of the crowdfunding campaign for the film that is set to star popular adult film star Aaron “Small Hands” Thompson (Burning Angel), AMERICAN MARY/THE EDITOR/HARVEST LAKE star Tristan Risk and INSIDIOUS/CONTRACTED/DEMENTIA’s Ruben Pla, Smith has attached a brand new final poster for the film, which shoots in early June.
Very much a labor of love, LOVE IS DEAD tells the story of Peter, a man who attends weekly meetings at a support group for men who have all lost loved ones for one reason or another. When it gets to Peter’s turn, he reluctantly joins in and eventually recollects an emotionally brutal chain of events that led to the death of someone very close to him. Described by Smith as an “Emotional Horror” film, LOVE IS DEAD takes its inspiration from roughly around 95% of events that have happened to Smith, a reason he feels he needs to make the film. “I’ve lived through this awful awful situation, and have always been enthralled by the ugly fact that our words can be just as dangerous as any knife or gun.”
The film is around $1,900 shy of its goal, and has 16 days to raise the money to make this beast of a film. Featuring a massive amount of perks that come with pledging certain tiers, Smith and co. have assembled signed photos of by Risk and Thompson, a Risk-signed copy of the BURLESQUE coffee table book and also at least a few handfuls of Burning Angel merchandise from Thompson.
For more information on LOVE IS DEAD and to help make this film a reality, visit their Indiegogo link: