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Independent Films are a dime a dozen as are independent filmmakers, but do you know what's not?

A unique and intriguing film, set in a mine that goes by the name, "The Dwarves of Demrel". (click to follow the Facebook Page)

Dwarves (which is the short name I'll be using for it from now on), is a 2015 Fantasy Feature Written by Zachary W. Amundson, and Directed by Christopher Raney. And I'm here to give you the lowdown on everything Dwarves from now, right through production and all the way through to it's release!

So, have a seat, bring out your popcorn, and prepare yourself for all the awesome info that's going to be thrown your way. This is sure to be a brilliant film!

Renner's ready, are you?
Renner's ready, are you?

The official synopsis of the film, from the filmmakers themselves, reads as follows:

In this steampunk, fantasy adventure, a collapse imprisons three Dwarven miners who must now work collectively to combat starvation, despair, and a mysterious creature. Further complications arise when one of the Dwarves learns of their joint, morbid fate and must decide whether to tell the truth, or keep it a secret and preserve hope.

Sound Intriguing? Let's move on to the important stuff then, shall we?

The Writer/Director

Director, Raney (Left)&Writer, Amundson (far right)
Director, Raney (Left)&Writer, Amundson (far right)

The geniuses behind the script for this unique film, are Zachary W. Amundson and Christopher Raney, with Raney also helming the project as Director. Both Raney and Amundson are graduates of Ohio State University - where they met, and upon discovering their mutual love for films, begun a long term writer/director partnership. Thus, out of their mutual admiration and appreciation for Fantasy Films, "The Dwarves of Demrel" was born.

The Cast

Happy Anderson
Happy Anderson

Happy Anderson, an actor known for his role on Showtime's "The Knick" and for the independent films "Duplicity" and "Going the Distance", will be playing the role of our first Dwarf, Brenn. (pictured in concept art for the character below)

Artwork by, David Tenorio
Artwork by, David Tenorio

Brenn is described as a "large", "muscular" and "rugged" Dwarven Miner, who relies on alcohol and tobacco to deal with life's problems. He is said to dislike the "arduous" nature of mining, but sees it as an important feat in Dwarven culture nonetheless. He's a little emotionally unstable, and a bit of a loose canon, but could their be a hint of something softer under all of that hard exterior?

Ira Amyx
Ira Amyx

Next up is actor Ira Amyx, known for his work on "Second Nature", and the upcoming "Resurrecting McGinn(s)". He will be playing the role of our second Dwarf, Odryd.

Artwork by, David Tenorio
Artwork by, David Tenorio

Odryd is described as a "family Dwarf", having married early, the "clumsy" and "goofy" Dwarf, has five kids. He's "impressionable" and "naive", and flits from job to job, with mining being his latest. His optimism and kind heart, make him the most charming of the Dwarves. But is there more to this gentle soul than what meets the eye?

Now these next two characters haven't yet been cast, but I'm going to go ahead and give you a little info on them anyway.

Artwork by, David Tenorio
Artwork by, David Tenorio

Pictured above is the character of of Calcas, our last and final Dwarf. He is described as being almost like the "black sheep" of the miners. He's an "enigmatic" and "cryptic" figure, who's intelligence and questionable history, alienate him from the other miners. Could this suspicious Dwarf be hiding something from his fellow miners?

And that, ladies and gentlemen is pretty much it for this first post. If "The Dwarves of Demrel" has taken your fancy, then make sure to follow my profile for all the latest.

Remember I'll be keeping you updated throughout production, right on through to release, so stay tuned!

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