The Box of Shadows (trailer) production team has posted two new webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with actors Aaron Dean Eisenberg and Liz Fenning, and director Mauro Borrelli describing his vision for the film for the first time.
“Box of Shadows is about a group of college friends who discover a 15th century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts.”
In Webisode 2, Borrelli talks about how he came up with the original idea of a mechanical coffin that allows users to temporarily experience death when he encountered a real antique coffin on the streets of Venice, Italy. “I’m always inspired by the visual elements, so my approach is always visual in the beginning,” Borrelli says.
Borrelli also explains how the mechanical coffin, besides being an intriguing concept for a supernatural thriller, serves as a metaphor for drug addiction. “Like a drug, it gives you an apparent boost of life, but it’s slowly killing you,” he says.
The clips feature producers Polgardy, Gabriella Stollenwerck, and Scott Rudolph talking about the ideas behind the film, as well as screenwriter Scott Svatos, editor Charles Bornstein, A.C.E., art director Mike Gaglio, director of photography Eric Gustavo Petersen, and visual effects supervisor Maxim Matthew describing the construction of the movie. “When you look at the movie, you’ll see things that we can all relate to on some level — being obsessed, being addicted, finding ourselves in a bad situation that we’re trying to get out of,” says Svatos. “You have to ask yourself, what would happen to me if I had a device like that? How would I use it?”
Look for BOX OF SHADOWS to be released later this year.