Hurt by director Sonny Malhi (Anguish, Family Blood) makes it's world debut at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal this month.
Premiering July 26th at the festival, Hurt was shot entirely here in the Ottawa region, including Saunders Farm and Cannamore Orchard, as well as being shot with a mostly local crew (including yours truly). The film is being released by Blumhouse Productions.
From the Fantasia site:
"A peaceful sky, wind in the trees, a ladybug sitting on a blade of wheat. Nothing happens in New Caney, Texas. On Halloween night, the picture-perfect Americana of this farming town is quiet and remains undisturbed. Time moves painfully slowly. Rose sits by herself, smoking a cigarette, scaring the kids away. She wears a mask, like so many others that night. With her husband, freshly back from the war, Rose is off to the village’s annual horror show. Everything is fake – the scar, the red paper blood and the harness on the hanged woman. Only death is real. But the only way to tell you about death is to let you see it for yourself."
I'm very happy to see this one get to release. If you can't make it to Montreal for the premiere, keep your eyes peeled for it's wider release shortly.