Sharry Flaherty, President of Dark Water Productions and Casting Call Entertainment, has announced her next project, a full-length feature film entitled “Trepidation.” The movie is a suspense thriller about a popular horror writer who takes his family to a secluded mountain cabin for a working vacation. An evil presence soon overtakes the family, and they are ultimately forced to deal with a cult and their wicked intentions.
“I’m very excited about this script,” said Flaherty, who co-wrote the original story. “It’s one of the best I’ve seen for this genre. Audiences will be genuinely spooked by the twists and turns, and I don’t think they will ever see the surprise ending coming.”
Although “Trepidation” is considered a low-budget film, the quality of the script and production values will be several cuts above the norm, according to Flaherty. “This will look like a Hollywood production thanks to the professionalism and experience of our executive team and crew. We have assembled a top-notch lineup.”
Heading up the lineup is veteran Hollywood writer/producer Bob Burris who has served as the guiding force behind such high profile sit-coms as Warner Brothers. His credits include “Growing Pains,” on which he served as supervising producer; executive producer/showrunner, on Disney’s “Thunder Alley,” and the Dave Chappelle vehicle “Buddies,” created by Matt Williams (“Roseanne,” “Home Improvement”); executive producer/showrunner of “In the House,” starring LL Cool J; and executive producer/showrunner of the Disney Channel original series, “The Jersey.”
As a feature film writer, Burris has recently optioned his thriller, “City of the Dead,” to Troika films, and has just finished working on “The Governess” for Bob Yari Film Group and “PPP” for Screen Gems. His original screenplay, “First Allies,” the story of how the Oneida Indian tribe sided with the patriots during the American Revolution, is currently in production in upstate New York. Burris is also developing a comedy television pilot, “Eva,” with Maya Entertainment, and has also recently written a remake of the classic comedy, “The Toy,” for Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison/Out of the Blue Productions. He has also completed a screenplay on the last days of Napoleon to which Al Pacino is attached.
Also serving as producer is Brian Rouff, managing partner of Imagine Communications, a full service marketing, advertising, public relations and government affairs firm. He is also a best-selling novelist. His quirky mystery, “Dice Angel,” has been the top-rated Las Vegas book on Amazon.com for the past eight years. Rouff will make the full capacity and expertise of his 15-person firm available to Trepidation Productions for the marketing, promotion and publicity of the film “Trepidation.”
This is not Flaherty’s first turn as a movie executive. Her previous feature, “Ominous,” has developed a loyal following through its worldwide DVD release, including Netflix distribution. Flaherty’s partners in Dark Water Productions are Las Vegans Kevin Flaherty and Ryan McMackin.