**THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD**
Excellence On Demand Films is set to begin production on Wittenberg, a psychological horror film written by Jill Gatsby, daughter of acclaimed Writer/Director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Captivity). Producers P. David Miller and Tami Ann Bishop have signed veteran actor and genre favourite Sid Haig (Spider Baby, The Devil’s Rejects) to direct, marking Haig’s long-awaited first time in the Director’s chair. Haig says, “I can’t wait to get started on this film. The psychological aspects are truly horrific and twisted. I like it! I have been waiting for an opportunity to direct a film for a very long time and I could not have found a better first project to show my skills. I have directed over 40 plays, commercials for television, a music video and a couple of documentaries, but now’s my time to explore the realm of feature film. I’ve got my safari hat on, and I am ready to rock.”
Principal photography is slated to begin in May, with talent such as Nicole Travolta (One Tree Hill), William Smith (Any Which Way You Can, Maniac Cop), Steve “Uncle Creepy” Barton (Hollywood She-Wolf), Ezra Buzzing ton (The Hills Have Eyes, Ghost World), Joe Knetter (Job, Doomed to Consume), Oscar Dillon (Batman Forever, Idlewild) and Haig himself as Doctor Dorian, spinning this tale of ambition, secrets and nightmares for the camera. Joining them will be over 20 more actors and actresses, including additional renowned genre faces as well as some talented new ones. A larger listing of this incredible cast will be released to the public in April.
A young, hot-shot producer wants to make a groundbreaking new reality series – if sane people are taken to an asylum and treated like the insane, would they actually become insane for real? He and his crew of graduate film students are voluntarily drugged unconscious and driven to a snowbound asylum named Wittenberg. They don’t know where they are, and neither does anyone else – a dangerous step, but good for publicity. They’ve come before the contestants to set up for their show, but will they become the contestants in something much deadlier once they’re in the hands – and mind – of the sinister Doctor Dorian? The answer lies within the walls of Wittenberg.