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Filming finally took place and wrapped in Savannah, Georgia on the supernatural horror film Mara, which stars Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion) and Javier Botet (Mama Crimson Peak, The Mummy), who plays the title character.

Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller (Kurylenko) is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.

Evil C. (Clive Tonge) directs his feature film debut from an original collaboration with Jonathan Frank (The Tournament), based on the mythology and true phenomena of sleep paralysis, commonly known as Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome (SUNDS).

Clive Tonge is a British filmmaker who began his career as a Music Video Director for multi-platinum bands such as Shed 7, Elastica, 808 State and Maximo Park. His shorts have screened internationally in renowned film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Los Angeles Short Film Fest and Edinburgh Film Festival.

Melissa Bolona, Craig Conway, Lance E. Nichols, Rosie Fellner, and Jacob Grodnik also star.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel and Room 101’s Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) produced with Mann Made Films’ Scott Mann, Moon River Studios and James Edward Barker.

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