Darken: Female-Driven Sci-Fi-Horror

Darken: Film Details:

Director: Audrey Cummings

Writer: R.J. Lackie

Release Date: TBA, 2017


Audrey Cummings’ film is already breaking barriers. First, with it’s chilling, but creative pitch, and then with it’s strong female-driven purpose. The Sci-Fi-Horror is gearing up for filming.

It is directed by Audrey Cummings, written by R.J. Lackie and produced and executive produced by Shaftesbury/Smokebomb, Jay Bennett, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Svet Rouskov, with James Luscombe as consulting producer.

Darken is set in a bizarre, mysterious, and violent unknown world with danger and death around every corner.

After a young woman is accosted by a dying warrior in the middle of the street, a bizarre incantation propels her into the realm of Darken – a violent prison-like world of labyrinthine rooms, interconnected with no apparent rhyme or reason and no way of escape.

As she fights for survival within this brutal place, she finds allies who are rebelling against the rule of a self-appointed religious despot who demands allegiance to an all-powerful god called “Mother Darken.”

Eve and her allies must fight with everything they have if they are to have any hope of surviving the horrors Darken has in store for them.

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Another female-driven gem to make it’s marked in the Fem-Dom era of Horror cinema, The film sounds like a dark, post-apocalypse cinematic experience. It also has the shortcomings of an Anime-type film, based on the story details.

Here, you have darkness, violence, realms, warriors, and gods. A young woman victim of the “Darken” has to fight for her life. I get the vision of Dante’s Inferno. This is quite an intriguing pitch from the Fem-Dom genre.

It goes without saying that these type of cinematic ideas don’t usually come from women. The idea of female-driven movies are hitting full force, but we primarily see your everyday victim torture movies. You won’t see too many movies, if any for that matter, with the story pitch.

Darken is slated for release in 2017; the film will be distributed in Canada by A71 Entertainment. The thriller is now available domestically and internationally for pre-order for $4.99 CDN at VHX, with new pricing models and packages to come.

The film’s marketing campaign will feature a robust social media engagement strategy and a 20-part origin-story series to be released on YouTube in advance of the film’s release date to enable viewers to immerse themselves in the world of Darken.


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