The Reda Brothers

HIM+HER is still running in festivals and online competitions, and I’m still working on the DVDs and Blu-rays (I’m sorry, Kickstarter investors, this is a lengthy process!) but in the meantime I’m developing my next short film. It’s been a long time coming, but the Reda Brothers have finally teamed up on a film project, unless you count our short-lived web series, Flashback which consisted of exactly one episode.

My older brother Jack wrote a short dark comedy/horror script called, The Hooker and the Necrophiliac. He sent it to me about a year ago and I thought it was really funny and had a lot of potential, but I was knee-deep into HIM+HER at that point, so I couldn’t wrap my head around another film just yet. But now that I’m mostly finished with H+H, I thought it would be a perfect time to start pre production on this next film.

Jack is going to be funding this piece, so don’t worry, we won’t be begging for money on Kickstarter again any time soon. We’ll be shooting sometime in September and I expect this to be just a one-day shoot. The script is only about 6 pages and the dialogue is mostly fast-paced banter between the two main characters. So the next step in the process is casting, then securing dates and our main location. I’m looking for a beat-up motel but most motels don’t advertise themselves on Google as, “shitty, run-down motel” so that might be hard to find.

I’m enlisting the one and only Derek Donovan as our Cinematographer yet again. Derek last lensed HIM+HER so you know the film will look great. And just last night I made a teaser poster to get the crew excited and to give potential cast members some reference for the film’s tone. Visually dark and unsavory, but light-hearted and playful.

Stay tuned to the site for more developments as we start casting and lock down locations. As always, thanks for reading!

Teaser Poster