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Principal Photography Wraps on New Horror Film WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING

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From the Executive Producers of “Saw” and “Bird Box”.

Principal Photography Wraps on New Horror Film WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING

Atlas Industries, Hantz Motion Pictures and Spin a Black Yarn announced today that principal photography has wrapped on their chilling new feature-length horror film WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING from the Executive Producers of "Saw" and "Bird Box". The film is directed by Sean King O'Grady and stars Sierra McCormick ("The Vast of Night"), Vinessa Shaw ("Hocus Pocus", "Eyes Wide Shut", "The Hills Have Eyes"), Pat Healy ("Cheap Thrills", "Comp liance", "Bad Education"), newcomer Lisette Alexis, and John James Cronin ("NOS4A2").

"Max's script captures the hopelessness of 2020 in a way that is both cathartic and - dare I say - really fun," said Director Sean King O'Grady. "Without directly addressing the nightmare we are currently living through, Max created a hellish allegory that still manages to capture the collective trauma we're all experiencing. I had the magical experience of reading it this summer, knowing I had to make it, then actually getting to do it. I cannot believe the amazing group of cast, crew, and producers I swindled into going on this crazy adventure with me."

After Melissa (Sierra McCormick) and her family (Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy, John James Cronin) seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy (Lisette Alexis) might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family - and the entire world, apart.

Principal photography took place almost entirely on Atlas' soundstage in Detroit during September and October, following a week of rehearsals with the entire cast. The challenges of filming during a pandemic were met with rigorous protocols by a small tight-knit cast and crew, who dedicated a month of their lives to create the bubble that enabled the film to be completed safely without any artistic compromise.

WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING is produced by Bill Stertz, Josh Malerman, Ryan Lewis and Peter Block and is executive produced by Lauren Hantz, Donovan Leitch and Katherine Waddell, and co-produced by Colin Duerr.

The film was written by Max Booth III, adapted from his novella of the same title, whose new novel Touch the Night was recently published by Cemetery Dance.

Hantz Motion Pictures fully financed the film.

Jean-Philippe Bernier served as Director of Photography, the production was designed by Emmy-winner Amy Williams, Emmy-winner Dan Rebert supervised the practical special effects, Shane Patrick Ford is set to edit, with original music by Bill Finn.

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