From writer/director Brian Netto (above-right with his co-writer/producer Adam Schindler on the left) comes a riff on the “found-footage” horror movie, titled Delivery, his feature film debut, which is making its world premiere at the ongoing Los Angeles Film Festival.
Here’s how it’s described:
In this unnerving chiller, Kyle and Rachel Massy are a young couple who have agreed to document their first pregnancy for a reality show. During the production and after moving to a new home, a series of unexplained phenomena start plaguing the couple, eventually derailing the production of the show. Rachel, growing increasingly paranoid, starts to believe that there might be something seriously wrong with their unborn bundle of joy. Told through the show’s un-aired footage and interviews from friends, family and production members, Brian Netto’s savvy debut feature injects the found footage genre with a fresh perspective and enough eeriness to keep you on the edge of your seat.
I’m sensing a blend of Rosemary’s Baby and Paranormal Activity in this. His challenge, as I see it, especially since we’ve been nearly-inundated with found-footage horror flicks in recent years, is to deliver (no pun intended) something that’s wholly original and stands out from the deluge.
But as we continue to have discussions about black filmmakers working in genres that aren’t typical, I’m certainly curious to see what Mr Netto has cooked up.
Nijla is covering the LAFF for S&A, so we might get a write-up from her eventually. Otherwise, I’m sure one of us will see it eventually some time this year, as it travels the film festival circuit.
It premieres tonight at 9:50pm; and will screen a second time on Friday, at 7:30pm. For ticket info, click HERE.
You can follow the progress of the film via its Facebook page HERE, or on Twitter HERE.
Watch the trailer below (poster underneath):