Deadline is reporting that filmmaker Nick Simon has recently completed principal photography for his untitled comedy horror film starring Luke Baines, Claire Holt, Darren Barnet, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Katherine McNamara, Timothy Granaderos, Kal Penn, Kevin Daniels and Sohm Kapila.
Co-written with Luke Baines, the comedy horror film was shot entirely during lockdown with the entire writing, pre-production, and filming process taking place remotely. Set on computer screens and found footage style content, the film follows six actors who decide to shoot their own horror film as their hit TV show is on the brink of cancellation. In their search for a plot, they unintentionally summon a spirit with an affinity for violence, who starts picking them off one by one.
Nick Simon released a statement saying:
I’ve always believed that film should be a collaborative art form, and I don’t think there’s a truer example than with this picture. The actors did everything from lighting themselves — guided by our incredible DP, Kevin Duggin — to recording their own sound and doing their own hair and makeup. As crazy as that could have been, it was easily one of the most enjoyable experiences in my professional life. It was one of those once in a lifetime moments when everything aligns at the exact right time.
The film is produced by Bronwyn Cornelius and Marina Stabile, Randy Sinquefield’s Spectrum Studios financed the film and CAA Media Finance are handling the films worldwide distribution rights.