The first clip for Berkley Brady‘s horror-thriller Dark Nature has arrived ahead of its World Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival.
In the film, “Joy, a survivor of domestic violence, joins her friend Carmen and her therapy group on an isolated weekend retreat in the Canadian Rockies. Led by the enigmatic Dr. Dunnley – whose methods are experimental and, at times, dubious from Joy’s outside perspective – the experience eventually shatters the border between reality and delusion. Joy begins to suspect that they are being stalked by her abuser when in truth, the entire group will be forced to confront a threat even more terrifying than the monsters of their past.”
Hannah Emily Anderson, Roseanne Supernault, Kyra Harper, Madison Walsh, and Daniel Arnold star in Dark Nature.
The film marks the feature debut of Métis filmmaker Berkley Brady, and is an anxiety-inducing horror-thriller set and filmed in the vast Canadian Rockies almost entirely with practical FX and real stunts. With a predominantly female cast, the film intimately explores themes of trauma and friendship through its meaningful performances — while never shying away from bloody twists and scares.
Based out of Treaty 7 territory, in Calgary, Alberta, Brady’s creative work in film has premiered at festivals across the world, including the Berlin Biennale and Sundance. She has also directed for episodic TV and commercials, as well as music videos, and most recently directed the short films Song of the Dead and The Grey Man, which will both be featured on upcoming horror anthologies for Amazon and Creepy Pasta, and is adapting Maria Campbell’s iconic book, Halfbreed, for the screen.
Brady and Michael Peterson (Harpoon, Bloodthirsty) produce the film with Jason R Ellis and Tim Cairo executive producing. Patrick Ewald, Katie Page, and Kalani Dreimainis executive produced for Epic Pictures, who co-financed and are handling world sales.