The Missing Remnants – Press Release 1 (Releases Official Trailer and Website)
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Contact: Michael Vallier II
Phone: (617) 391-8001
The Missing Remnants – Releases Official Trailer and Website
AnyTek Productions announces the release of the official trailer and website of The Missing Remnants, a short psychological horror/thriller which was funded using Kickstarter.com and filmed in Paris, France and Frankfurt, Germany over 12 days in August 2012. The film stars French actress Morgane Housset, French actor Cédric Samson and is written and directed by Killer Film Fest’s own festival director Michael Vallier II.
How can a little girl live a normal life after witnessing her father slaughter his own family right before her eyes? For Rachelle, the years that followed were everything but normal as this tragedy created something dangerous deep inside.
After receiving news that her father will soon be released only serving 16 years out of a 25 year sentence, Rachelle plans to confront her past with the barrel of a gun.
The idea for The Missing Remnants started back in April 2012 after the newly developed “NOE Film Group” wanted to take on their next project. The NOE Film Group is a group of filmmakers and film lovers in Frankfurt, Germany started by Michael Vallier II. Michael is an American independent film Producer and Director living in Frankfurt, and between 2009-2011 he was unable to work on any productions. After those 2 dry years, he began to get the “itch” to dive back into filmmaking so he made a post at the office looking for likeminded filmmakers and/or people just interested in learning about filmmaking. With an overwhelming response, the NOE Film Group was formed in May 2011 and The Missing Remnants is their second film.
Michael is a big fan of horror, psychological thrillers and dark dramas. In post-production of the NOE Film Group’s first film The Race of Death, he noticed that one of the background extras, Cédric Samson, had an interesting look on camera and he knew that he needed to use him in the next film. As Cédric is French, this gave Michael the idea to contact Morgane Housset, a professional French actress living in Paris who won Best Actress in 2010 at his film festival Killer Film Fest. Cédric and Morgane together made a great image of father and daughter and with the desire to make a serious film, the story started to write its self.
As both lead actors are native French speakers, Michael decided to take a big risk and the even bigger challenge of directing this film in French. The drama between the characters is so intense that it needed to flow naturally and not forced in English. This would have diluted the emotions and weakened the story overall. As Michael does not speak French, this became the biggest challenge he has ever faced with any production in his career.
After the completion of shooing in the end of August 2012, the film went right into post-production with editors Michael Phillips and Norman Hollyn from 24P Films in the US. The music composition and sound design is being handled by Lutz Munka and Benedikt Grosser in Frankfurt, Germany which makes this an international production.
The Missing Remnants is looking at a January or February 2013 release in Frankfurt, Germany, a later release in Paris, France and film festival screenings worldwide throughout 2013/14. For more information about the film, please join us at any of the following links:
For additional information, please contact Michael Vallier II by phone at 617-391-8001 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.