Flakka Z is a feature length psychological horror film that blurs the lines between fiction and reality, Five teenagers partying at a lake house are terrorized by an unwelcome friend who takes a zombie prank too far, but they learn that he accidentally overdosed on the bath salt Flakka that makes victims cannibalistic.
Director’s Note: Horror is an interesting genre because it allows a real portrayal of the evil that actually exists in our world along with the role we all play to stand up to that evil, and it allows spiritual topics to be discussed more openly. Horror of any kind might not be your cup of tea but it exists in our culture and has its place in storytelling. Flakka is known as a gateway drug and some think it opens the door to demonic possession because of the loss of control it causes. In our movie, there are two psych majors who come at the drug overdose scenario from different viewpoints, one from scientific observation and the other with an openness to the spirit world having done a service project in Haiti and witnessing voodoo first hand. Our main character Lucas changes from a judgmental Christian type to a caring, compassionate type through the ordeal of dealing with his childhood bully who now terrorizes him and his friends. I connect most to this character because of my strict upbringing and my desire to love the undesirable, even my enemies. I believe there are many interesting reasons to support this movie, even if horror isn’t your thing.
Director: Ian Eyre
Writer: Kate M. McMahon
Producer: Brandon RIley
Shoot Date: Spring, 2018
Director Ian Eyre’s career in entertainment spans over two decades of camera, special effects, stunts, screenwriting, producing and directing. Ian is the perfect candidate for an action-based horror film having an extensive stunt background in both film and TV with credits including “The Walking Dead” and having two SAG Awards nominations: “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble for The Walking Dead in 2016” and “Best Stunt Ensemble for Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.” Additionally, Ian won several awards for his short-action-thriller “Run Cholo Run” and was a Fellow of the 2015 PGA Diversity Workshop.
Producer Brandon Riley most recently produced a series for the CW “I Ship It” and several indie features. Brandon is a seasoned film professional having worked with legends such as Dean Cundey (DOP for Jurassic Park & Back to the Future) and many talented actors including Andrew Lincoln, Tom Felton, Dean Cain, Stephen Baldwin, Donald Faison and Kevin Sorbo. He is also a member of the DGA and PGA and has written several screenplays and TV pilots.