Without a doubt, two of the best short films of recent years have been Fatal Pictures, Worm and Familiar. Very dark, yet with a rich vein of pitch black humor, both films, which were written and directed by Richard Powell, were both among the best I have seen. Now Fatal Pictures and Red Sneakers Media are looking for your assistance in funding the third and final short film, entitled Heir. Once again written and directed by Powell, produced by Zach Green, with Mark Roussel, Ron Basch and Powell, the film will star the wonderful Bill Oberst Jr. and the quite terrific Robert Nolan. Get the full lowdown after the break.
FATAL PICTURES in association with RED SNEAKERS MEDIA presents “HEIR”
The final short film from FATAL PICTURES
From Richard Powell and Zach Green’s Fatal Pictures, the company that brought you
the critically acclaimed, award winning horror shorts WORM and FAMILIAR, comes their
new and final short film “HEIR”, a touching tale of father and son.
Starring the Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS.
ZOMBIES, TAKE THIS LOLLIPOP, CHILDREN OF SORROW) and Robert Nolan
(SICK, WORM, FAMILIAR).
After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his
son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret
passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will
Combining the best and brightest of our previous film, FAMLIAIR, with new and
accomplished collaborators (BILL OBERST JR, MARC ROUSSEL and RON
BASCH from Red Sneakers Media), HEIR is set to be a disturbing, practical FX
driven horror short which examines one of societies darkest taboos in a way only Fatal
Pictures can. HEIR stands to be our darkest, sharpest and most successful film to date!
Written and Directed by Richard Powell
Produced by Zach Green, Marc Roussel, Ron Basch and Richard Powell
Produced in association with Red Sneakers Media (REMOTE & THE SWEETEST
HIPPOPOTAMUS - both Director’s Guild of Canada nominees for Best Short Film)
Associate Producer Heather Wixson (Founder CINEMAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL,
Journalist DREAD CENTRAL)
Special Effects by The Butcher Shop (FAMILIAR, DEVIL’S NIGHT)
Cinematography by Michael Davidson (SICK, FAMILIAR, BERKSHIRE COUNTY)
Editing by John Nicholls (SEX AFTER KIDS, THE SWEETEST HIPPOPOTAMUS)
Music & Sound Design by Bernie Greenspoon (CONSUMPTION, WORM,
In addition to several new and exciting collaborations, HEIR will also mark FATAL
PICTURES’ introduction to crowd funding. The campaign to fund the hard costs of the
production will be launched shortly. This process will allow the film community a unique
insight and stake in this disturbing horror tale. The combination of talent and passion we
have brought on board so far means we have a great chance to create something
special, but we can't do it without the support of film lovers, filmmakers and daydreamers
just like you!
Support comes in many shapes and forms, a "like" or "share" of our page means a lot!
This is your chance to help contribute to what stands to be the final short film from
FATAL PICTURES before we stage our feature film debut. This is also your chance to
take advantage of some of these great, fresh new perks!
• The full rights to an original, unproduced short film script from Fatal Pictures will
be up for grabs. Make it, expand it into a feature, do whatever you like with it, it's
yours! The script, entitled VESSEL, embodies everything that makes a Fatal
Pictures short film what it is; complex characters, disturbing social commentary
and our signature blend of horror and drama. Matchflick.com describes VESSEL
as "a unique blend of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE and
• The original HEIR poster painting, signed by key members of the cast and crew.
This is a one of a kind reward that one special supporter will claim.
• For fans of our previous film Familiar, we will be creating limited edition dvd/blurays,
which will feature an extra special, exclusive bonus feature, which will
remain a secret until the discs ship. These limited editions will be the first
physical release of Familiar for home use from Fatal Pictures, something that’s
been a long time coming!
• Continuing with the exclusives, two major props from our previous films will be up
for grabs! From WORM, Geoffrey Dodd’s suitcase of horrors (hand crafted by
writer/director Richard Powell) and from FAMILIAR, the squid monster which
John Dodd digs out from his leg! This unique piece of our filmmaking history was
created by the spectacular FX team The Butcher Shop (the same team on HEIR)
and comes covered in dried blood and all!
These are just a few of our unique rewards, more to be announced shortly!