Short Horror Film ‘Paralysis’ Sets Talented Cast Into Place; Nia Fairweather to Star
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Short Horror Film ‘Paralysis’ Sets Talented Cast Into Place; Nia Fairweather to Star

nullGood news coming out of the

horror realm from one of the African-American led production companies already

established in the genre.

The psychological horror

film “Paralysis” has recently completed its casting, presenting a mix of rising

stars and familiar faces. 

Leading the cast is Nia

Fairweather, star of the award-winning short film “The Roe Effect,” in addition

to her roles in “The Girls of Summer,” and “Oordeel,” the latter of which she

wrote and produced.  Fairweather

takes the lead role of an emotionally fragile woman who moves into a new

apartment. As she is plagued by a sleep disorder, she fears that she may be

haunted by a supernatural entity.

Joining her in the cast are

Antoinette LaVecchia, who has starred in her own Off-Broadway play,"I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," in

addition to guest roles on "Law &

Order" and "The Sopranos," along with veteran actor DK Bowser, who has

appeared on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “30 Rock.” The always memorable actress Nedra McClyde, star and co-director

of the acclaimed short “First Baptist,” in addition to starring roles in Shaka

King’s “Cocoa Loco” and the comedy “Three Prayers for June.”

“We are so pleased to have

found the perfect people to embody the roles in Paralysis,” writer/director R. Shanea Williams said.

As producer Anthony J. Davis

shared, the desire to see a new twist on a familiar genre was proven through

the successful “Paralysis” Indiegogo campaign, with crowdfunders proving “how

much they were looking forward to seeing a classic horror film on the screen

that features people from all walks of life and not just the stereotypical

Hollywood faces.” Principal photography begins on the film in October in New

York City.

“Paralysis” is the third film from Williams and Davis’ production company, Vision

75/80 Productions. Their last short film, Contamination, was selected for eight film festivals, nominated for Best Short Film

at the 2014 HBO/BET UrbanWorld Film Festival and the 2014 BronzeLens Film

Festival, and won for Best Actress – Drama at

the 2015 Flager Film Festival. Mshon K. Pulliam has signed on to co-produce.

Check out the film’s teaser below.

Paralysis-Teaser from Anthony Davis on Vimeo.

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