It was in the last half of 2015 when young filmmaker Alice Waddington’s name started to sound strong in the underground independent short films world thanks to her abstract experimental art-horror film Disco Inferno (2015). The film was screened in many international festivals like Film4 FrightFest, Sitges Film Festival, Morbido Film Fest or Fantasia International Film Festival, achieving a good collection of nominations and winnings. The almost hypnotic beauty of the black and white images conforming this story about the Devil and his servants shocked the audiences enough to keep in mind the name of this newby filmmaker who surely might have lots to say in the near future.
And this near future is becoming a reality, because Waddington’s debut feature film as a director, Paradise Hills (2019), is currently in post-production, although it’s not expected to see the light until next year. The movie has been written by Brian DeLeeuw together with Nacho Vigalondo, the man responsible of Colossal (2016), Open Windows (2014) and Los Cronocrímenes (aka Time Crimes) (2007), based on a story by Alice Waddington. The action is set in a near future and follows a young woman who finds herself one morning at Paradise Hills residence, a high-class treatment facility on an isolated island where wealthy families send their daughters to be reformed.
The cast for Paradise Hills (2019) is formed by international names like Eiza González, Emma Roberts, Milla Jovovich, Awkwafina, Jeremy Irvine, Danielle Macdonald, Arnaud Valois and Karina Kolokolchykova among others. Filming of this fantasy sci-fi thriller took place in Spain.
In the awaiting of more info, images and official trailers and clips for Paradise Hills (2019), why don’t we rewatch here the trailer for Disco Inferno (2015)? Promising, uh?
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