Double Feature: Ekimmu The Dead Lust and The Black Sea

Double Feature: Ekimmu The Dead Lust and The Black Sea


Ekimmu The Dead Lust
Andy Koontz

Shawn Levy writes: It’s dark and bloody and a bit chock-a-block, but deliberately so. And it’s got a densely atmospheric score, including a rich and brooding rap song which Koontz composed with the Detroit-area hip hop artist Mic.Hunter.D, whom he met online.

“Comparing to something else would be hard,” Koontz says. “It’s kind of a mix of Italian horror, which I love, and Asian horror, and then a twisted, David Lynch-like story.”

Read more about the film and the remarkable filmmaker in Shawn Levy's blog for Oregon Live and this article on the Professional Actors Guide website.

The unassuming town of Briar Creek seems to be keeping a nasty secret...

On a cross country trip home a young couple, Mike and Beth, make a late night stop in this little town, only to stumble across a mysterious girl lying along the dark roadside, the evil lurking inside of her waiting...planning...plotting...

When the two girls find that they are somehow psychically connected strange things begin to happen...

It's only a matter of time before the two girls can't control the inevitable.The following days will lead them to question everything, from their own existence to whether or not they have somehow opened a doorway to evil. All of their answers can be found in only the darkest of places. Where the sins of the past become the sins of the future.

Lost in a strange town, scared as hell and running low on gas...darkness sets in as events begin to frantically tumble into the void of...THE DEAD LUST

the black sea poster
Brian Padian
United States

black sea reviewFive friends arrive at a beach house on the Oregon Coast for a holiday weekend. Allison seems troubled but the other four don’t say a word or intervene, presuming relationship trouble as the cause. “Probably best to give her some space.” They unpack, build a fire, eat dinner, go to bed. And then she is gone.

THE BLACK SEA is a feature film by writer/director Brian Padian. Brian studied filmmaking at Humboldt State University and holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. After graduating he apprenticed with screenwriter Barbara Turner and later worked at Castle Rock Entertainment. Brian received a 2011 Regional Arts + Culture Council Project Grant for his short film noir The Big Black Dark. He is married to writer Margaret Malone, with whom he is writing a memoir,“The Year of Travel and Good Fortune”. Brian is a founding member of the Portland-based film collective Great Notion. 

shot on Super 16 mm by Scott Ballard
produced by Scott Ballard & Brian Padian

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