A trailer has been released for the shark thriller Deep Fear, starring Ed Westwick and Madalina Ghenea, coming to VOD in November
Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl and Eric Red’s haunted house movie 100 Feet and Madalina Ghenea, who played cinema icon Sophia Loren in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, star in the shark thriller Deep Fear, which Gravitas Ventures will be giving a VOD release in the United States and Canada on November 3rd. With that release date just three weeks away, a trailer for Deep Fear has arrived online, and you can check it out in the embed above.
Directed by Marcus Adams (Long Time Dead) from a screenplay written by Robert Capelli Jr. (The Rules (for Men)) and Sophia Eptamentis (Invincible Summer), Deep Fear centers on Naomi (Ghenea), a yachtswoman embarking on a solo trip in the Caribbean. Her last stop is Grenada, where she plans to rendezvous with her boyfriend Jackson (Westwick), until a storm forces her off course and into the paths of drug traffickers. When Naomi is forced to dive to retrieve their drugs from a shipwrecked vessel she comes face to face with a bevvy of vicious sharks. With only her wits to fend them off, Naomi must do whatever she can to survive.
Westwick and Ghenea are joined in the cast by Macarena Gómez (Dagon), Stany Coppet (Pure Life), and John-Paul Pace (Measures).
Adams had this to say about the project: “Deep Fear’s tense and deadly underwater scenes are the visual and metaphorical essence of the movie. When we filled the studio’s water tank (100m width x 13m depth) with over a million gallons of seawater, we were told it would need four days for the sediment to settle and allow for visibility. Four days we didn’t have in the shooting schedule. Fortunately, by day two, we filmed a test dive and I knew we’d struck gold. The lack of clarity and murky conditions created the perfect tone and setting for this dark and sinister thriller. Visible enough to see but not enough to be sure of their surroundings, this rendered the characters to be only partially in control and creates a feeling of intense threat. Plunged into the deep-sea blackness, there is a visceral fear that grips our film’s audience and won’t let go.”
Deep Fear, which filmed in Malta and the West Indies at the start of 2022, was produced by Brilliant Pictures’ Sean O’Kelly and Marc Bikindou, as well as Halo Pictures’ Engelbert Grech and Chris Bongirne.
Gravitas Ventures’ Danielle Gasher provided the following statement on the distribution deal: “Deep Fear is everything you want it to be. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat survival movie with great performances from leads Ed Westwick and Madalina Ghenea.“
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