Press Release: Seeing Shadows, LLC is excited to announce the world premiere of THE PERIPHERY, a chilling psychological horror-thriller, at the 17th Annual Dances With Films festival on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:30PM PDT at TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. The film stars new-comers Kristen StephensonPino, winner of the 2010 Miss Hawaii Young International Pageant, Nick Clark (The Girls Guide to Depravity, MURDERERS), and Andrew Olson (1000 WAYS TO DIE), as well as Myron Natwick (The Unit, MASTERS OF HORROR), along with an amazing cast of industry veterans and up-and-comers alike.
THE PERIPHERY is the feature directorial debut of entertainment attorney Tom Lewis, whose clients include Remington Chase/Envision Entertainment, Carsten Lorenz, and Arclight Films.
“Dances With Films is the perfect fit for the world premiere of THE PERIPHERY. It’s a well-established festival that’s cool and hip, and provides a platform to showcase the artistic value and commercial viability of indie movies of all shapes and sizes,” noted Tom Lewis, the film’s writer/director/producer. “I was blessed to work with an amazing team, and we’ve put together a wickedly cool film that will scare audiences, and leave impressions that will follow them home. At the same time, the film also explores some powerful themes, which will give our audience something to think about.”
THE PERIPHERY is an Exorcism-themed psychological horror that follows the plight of teenager Cassie Stevens (StephensonPino), who after surviving a near-death experience in a car crash, finds herself haunted by a shadowy figure she sees from the corner of her eye. While her family and friends dismiss the visions as the result of head trauma from her accident, Cassie is convinced that something has followed her back from the other side of death. As the visions escalate, Cassie’s sanity teeters on a breakdown when she discovers the fate that awaits her – everyone haunted by this specter has committed suicide in some brutal way. When a psychiatrist is unable to help her, Cassie’s only hope is a skeptical priest, Fr. McCready (Clark), who himself harbors doubts about her sanity. But after several mysterious deaths, McCready agrees to perform the only remedy Cassie may have – an Exorcism.
“My clients were actually amazed that I pulled this off,” laughed Lewis. “I literally dove into production just days after closing the bond and production financing for a film I was handling production legal for.” “And they were equally blown away by the film itself,” Lewis added. “Two of my producer clients are combat vets, and they jumped over eight times during a screening I had for them. I had to laugh when they cussed me out during a particularly suspenseful scene.”
THE PERIPHERY makes its world premiere on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:30PM PDT, at TCL Chinese Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.