A young man befriends a serial killer and embarks on a night of enlightenment.
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Based on a short script Nix had written in high school, the story flourished quickly into a first draft just a few weeks after post-production wrapped on Archio's previous feature The Things We Bloom. Wanting to continue exploring different genres other than horror or just straight drama, this project is a blend of horror/drama/comedy and romance.
Nico Moschetto…Reagan Rossi
David E. McMahon…Semward Yarley
The film is to be written, produced and directed by Dylan R. Nix who will also act as Director of Photography. Shane Williams, Nico Moschetto and David E. McMahon will produce and star.
Dylan R. Nix started his film production company Archico Productions in 2014 with his first short film Intervenus followed by Sickos: The Very First Ones and a feature film Baron Von Laugho’s Halloween Spook-A-Thon. From there he made several other short films and a feature length documentary about the making of the Halloween Spook-A-Thon which detailed the many complications and failures the troubled film had during its production.
In 2019, he created a horror anthology series called Sharp Candy which included four 20-30 minute episodes which interconnected over the course of Halloween night, and brought back Nix’s clown character BARON VON LAUGHO from his Halloween Spookathon which is by far Archico Production’s most popular character. In 2020, he started publishing a book series based on the TV series and is currently up to seven books published as well as another book in a spin off series called "Try Some Fun-Size Pieces of Sharp Candy". The Sharp Candy TV show premiered at the 2019 Halloween International Film Festival in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina as a special invitation.
2020 also saw the production Nix's third feature The Things We Bloom of which he also wrote and published a novelization of. The Demon of Serling will be his fourth feature.
Shane Williams and Nix have been good friends since high school and while Williams attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelors in Communications, Nix was working on short films and other projects. Occasionally the two would collaborate and Nix would always try to include him in the projects despite their distance. For The Things We Bloom, Williams became a vital part of the film as a producer and as the lead role opposite Nix. While not his first acting role, Williams has never considered himself an actor nor aspired to really be one. Nix asked him to play the role because their original actor dropped out and a lot was riding on getting scenes wrapped during a certain period of time. Nix since then has been grateful and believes the part was meant to be played by Williams. Funny enough the two friends first acted together in their first short film Intervenus which Williams also produced. In other regards, Williams is a talented and reliable production assistant and cameraman working in Atlanta for numerous productions and has many behind the scenes credits for such titles as ‘The Resident’.
NICO MOSCHETTO has been involved in a number of different projects ranging from film to radio to news. If it’s media-oriented he’s probably got experience in some fashion. As Digital Program Director at Flagler College Radio, he helped install a new automation program, the first of its kind at Flagler. From there he has had ongoing work in the media sales industry and has even worked as a production manager on select film sets such as the horror film 'The Last of the Grads'. He now devotes his time to all aspects of filming to networking. Both he and Walker started their own media marketing company in 2020 called Walker Moschetto Media. He has helped producer several Archico Productions including The Things We Bloom.
David E. McMahon is an award-winning actor who has acquired a long list of independent film credits to his name such as The Song of Solomon, Blind Cop 2, Bonehill Road, 10/31 Part 2, Teardrop Goodbye with Mandatory Directorial Commentary by Remy Von Trout, and Teacher Shortage as well as legions of other roles in feature and short films. He is a versatile actor and is able to move seamlessly from comedy to drama to horror. Having first worked with Nix on the series Sharp Candy, he was immediately contacted to play a role in The Things We Bloom. Having stolen the show in that film, Nix wrote this project specifically for both McMahon and Moschetto to star in.