If you are hearing the name Shevenge for the first time don't worry I'll get you up to speed. In 2014 Amber announced that she was to direct a brand-new short film titled Shevenge.
The film centers on three friends Sam (Emme Rylan), Charley (Jessica Courtemanche) and Taylor (Megan Lee Joy) who are having a slumber party and they begin plotting revenge on their ex-boyfriends. We then join them on a journey into the darkest part of their imagination as they take Shevenge on each one of them. This dark comedy pays homage to favourite film genres including horror, fantasy and action.
Shevenge was co created by Jessica Courtemanche and Megan Lee Joy and with Amber directing this original comedy it promises to be one not to miss. The Shevenge team launched a campaign on popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com with the aim of raising $10,000 to complete postproduction to a high standard.
In return for supporting the campaign there were a range of perks on offer including posters, a DVD of the completed film, signed cast photos and much more. When the campaign was brought to a close on 29 January 2015 it smashed through its initial target of raising $15,195 meaning postproduction could be completed.
The Shevenge team plan to enter the film in a number of film festivals as well as organising other screenings across the US in the coming months. The best way to the keep up-to-date with upcoming screenings is to visit the official website Shevenge.com.
In the director’s statement on the official website Amber explains what attracted her to the project:
“The reasons I was drawn to direct Shevenge are manifold. I thought the script was well written and super funny, I loved that the majority of the people involved in the film were women––and, lastly, having primarily directed comedies, I was itching to try my hand at an action/horror-themed project.
I am a fan of horror films and action movies––but it drives me up the wall that so few female directors have been able to really crack those genres. Directing Shevenge was like throwing the gauntlet down and forcing myself to take a risk. To try something I’d never done before and, succeed or fail, to challenge myself to grow as a woman and as a filmmaker”.
Here is the official Shevenge trailer enjoy and of course AmberBenson.TV will do our best to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news involving this exciting film.
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