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Trailer For The Gracefield Incident Crash-Lands
There's something out there...

21 May 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Matt Ratt Productions

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A new name to watch out for in the independent horror world, one-man-band Matthieu Ratthe has just unveiled his found-footage debut feature The Gracefield Incident in the form of this not-quite-safe-for-work trailer. Ratthe drummed up the financing, wrote, produced, and directed the film, from a studio he built in his parents' basement. Budding indie filmmakers take heart! These things are possible. "If you want something, you can't wait for someone to make it happen for you," Ratthe says.

As you'll have seen, the titular incident involves a meteorite strike / UFO crash leading to some creeped-out shenanigans in the woods. Ratthe also stars, in that his is the mostly-offscreen character doing the filming. The perennial found-footage problem of characters shooting in unlikely circumstances is navigated through the use of a nifty eyeball-cam (see also Adam Wingard in V/H/S 2).

Resources were obviously limited, but Ratthe looks to have achieved effective results from his micro-scale operation. Executive producers - and presumably financiers - include Bryan Turner (founder of Priority Records), Pat Brisson (head of hockey at CAA) and Sergei Federov (ex of the NHL).

Ratthe took the route of getting The Gracefield Incident actually made before "finding it a home" for distribution, so there are no release details yet. Expect some showings on the festival circuit pending any sort of wider release. The website isn't up yet, but if you're keen to see more, you can follow the film's progress on Twitter.

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