Inclusion StatementWe are committed to a diverse team of all genders, ethnicities, orientations. Our crew team is comprised almost entirely of women from a variety of backgrounds. We recognize the importance of being proactive in the fight for inclusivity and equal representation, both in front and behind the camera.
About The Project
Present day. All of civilization as we knew it was decimated in a heartbeat, by an invisible, monstrous force that, in the blink of an eye, tore through our buildings and societies like a hurricane. Only a fraction of the population remain. And though all may seem otherwise well in a ravaged but empty land, the survivors know better. Safety means obeying one cardinal rule: stay on the Path. A single foot-wide pathway stretching as far as the eye can see.
It may seem comically simple, but step off of it, even for one fraction of a second…and you’re in their world.
And that’s where they can get you.
Narrow follows the character of Sloane, a haggard but fierce warrior who scrapes out a meager existence in this recently-decimated world. She is a seasoned survivor, prepared and adept, boldly going further along the Path than anyone has before. Her ferocious veneer is not all it seems, however – and nothing can prepare her for the horrifying moment when her demons come back to haunt her…
Watch where you tread. Here, there be monsters.
Post-apocalyptic films have always entranced me as a storyteller. On the surface, they may be about survival, but once the excess noise of our daily lives has been excised, we are left with nothing else but the deafening drone of our unbridled emotions: our passions, our love, our true fears. Once everything else is stripped away, what do we find ourselves drawn to? What do we dream of?
…And what can be used against us?
We have seen a resurgence in intimate and evocative apocalyptic thrillers, namely A Quiet Place, Bird Box, It Comes At Night, and less recently Children of Men, 28 Days Later, and The Road. As a horror filmmaker, the quiet tension afforded in the aforementioned films rivals some of the best horrors, and it’s to no surprise that the two genres so often overlap: rather than the danger being in a haunted house, in an apocalyptic world, the danger is everywhere: it is in our homes, in the air, in our society. It’s in the sounds we make, or what we see, or in the case of Narrow, in the very ground we walk on. Any one of us can walk across a foot-wide walkway. But what about when it’s 1,000 feet off the ground? Or when the neighboring soil is a minefield?
...Or when what lies just beyond is a horror beyond anything you can imagine, a demon that sinks into your bones and skin?
Narrow is being created as a proof of concept to demonstrate the potential for a feature-length version of this story. Our incredible team has already accrued so much of what we will need in order to go into production, including our beautiful location: a 10.5-acre ranch in La Tuna Canyon, with mountains, fields, half-sunken cars, and ghostly structures.
In addition, we have also assembled:
- An extensive Red Epic camera equipment package
- Our phenomenal female-heavy crew
- An incredible cast
- The post-production house TUNNEL (responsible for films including It Follows, Beast of Burden, Under the Silver Lake, and more)
- The sound editing and mixing studio PRIVATE ISLAND AUDIO
- A completed script
...and so much more!
Now, we are at the stage where we need to secure:
- Fees for cast and crew
- Meals and craft services
- Additional equipment and lighting packages
- Costumes, art, and production design
- Festival fees and distribution costs
We are excited for the opportunity to increase the audience for our film while simultaneously raising the funds needed to do it justice. The amount we are raising is the absolute minimum required for a film of this nature. Thanks to our incredible and intrepid team, we are in the last stages of pre-production and are prepared to shoot in a month. With your help, we hope to make a gripping, innovative film that highlights the capabilities of women in the horror genre.
We hope you will come on board as a collaborator!
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About This Team
Writer, Director, "Sloane"
ANNA CHAZELLE is a French-American filmmaker and actor, based in Los Angeles. Her notable acting credits include La La Land, First Man, Life Support, Nicaea, and more. While working as an actor in New York, she trained at New York University, the Atlantic Acting School, the Ken Schatz Studio, and the Shakespeare Forum. She has appeared in New York-based and regional theatre up and down the East Coast (Stageworks/Hudson, the Gallery Players, Oberon at A.R.T, the Manhatten Repertory Festival, amongst others) before relocating to Los Angeles, where her screenwriting work has advanced at Sundance, the Austin Film Festival, and ScreenCraft. She has worked as a writer’s assistant on multiple original streaming dramas, including the upcoming Netflix original series Cursed (starring Katherine Langford, created by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller). She is currently an Executive Producer on the upcoming Iranian film Arezou.
LOVELL HOLDER graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University. He then went on to receive his MFA from Brown University. Feature Film: Ian MacAllister-McDonald’s Some Freaks (producer, winner of over a dozen film festival awards, starring Thomas Mann, Lily Mae Harrington, and Tony nominee Marin Ireland, available on Netflix); Loserville (director/producer/co-writer, produced with Tony winner Sara Ramirez, starring Darby Stanchfield, Matt McGorry, Natalie Hall, and Jonathan Lipnicki, available on Amazon and iTunes); Robert Jury’s upcoming Working Man (producer, starring Peter Gerety, Billy Brown, and Oscar nominee Talia Shire). Short Film: Olivia Hamilton's Surrogate (producer, with Oscar winner Damien Chazelle); Daniel Talbott’s You Say Hello (director/producer); Roger Q. Mason's Softer (director/producer, produced with Emmy winner Robert J. Ulrich, starring Rick Cosnett and Terrell Carter). Lovell's work has been screened and garnered prizes at dozens of American and international film festivals, including Fantasia International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, and Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He has also directed for theater in LA at Echo Theater Company, LATC, Skylight Theater, Chalk Rep, and Son of Semele, and he has appeared onstage regionally at the McCarter Theater and Trinity Repertory Company.
Director of Photography
SOPHIA MOGHADDAM-KIAPOS is a Persian-Greek/American filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Sophia's foundation began in the theatre where she studied classical acting at Stella Adler Studio in New York City, and later at LAMDA in London. In 2014, Sophia directed her first short film, Olivia Martha Ilse starring James Frain and Tammy Blanchard. The film was recognized at Cannes and Berlinale in 2015. Sophia is a tremendous advocate for women and minorities in film and in 2016 she founded a collective for women in the industry called Female Filmmakers. Today, Sophia supports well over 6,000 women in 40 countries working in different facets of filmmaking. In 2017, Sophia was brought on by WhoHaHa and Universal Pictures to direct Elizabeth Banks in five comedic sketches for the Pitch Perfect franchise. Sophia founded her production company, Maiden Voyage Productions and is committed to honoring women and minorities at the helm of independent filmmaking. Sophia currently works as a director, producer, writer and DP and is so thrilled to be working alongside Anna Chazelle, a dear friend and collaborator on Anna’s directorial debut, Narrow.
MORGAN HALSEY is a native Angeleno, and grew up in a film-centric household. Her fondness of Film and TV sparked at an early age, and that eventually manifested into her interest in Editing. She is the daughter of Academy Award winning Film Editor Richard Halsey and Film Editor Colleen Halsey. Morgan continues to live and work in Los Angeles.
MATT GALLENSTEIN received dual degrees in Screen Acting & English Literature from Chapman University. Most recently, he played Will in What Happened When and Father Mike Cleary in An Undivided Heart at The Echo Theater Company. Since 2011, Matthew has performed in stagings of If All The Sky Were Paper at venues such as the Kirk Douglas Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center, and Musco Center for the Arts. He is the voice of Finn in Square Enix's Life Is Strange 2, and is a member of The Echo Theater Company and Antaeus Theatre Company.
Script Supervisor, "Stranger"
MAIA HENKIN is an award-winning Off-Broadway playwright and screenwriter. She was a resident artist of the Drama Desk award-winning Flea Theatre (under Jim Simpson and Sigourney Weaver). In New York, her plays have been produced at the renowned Lynn Redgrave Theatre, the Hudson Guild Theatre, the Gene Frankel Theatre (Prod. Nylon Fusion, creative team includes Tony award-winner John Patrick Shanley), The Tank (6-time Drama Desk award-winning theatre), the PIT, the Player's Theatre, the Kraine Theatre, and the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre among many others. As an actor, Maia Henkin has experience performing on camera and Off-Broadway. In New York, she was a company member of the Drama Desk award-winning Flea Theatre (under Jim Simpson and Sigourney Weaver). She also performed at the renowned Lynn Redgrave Theatre, the Player's Theatre, Access Theatre, Shetler Theatre (Obi winner, Don Nigro, premiere), Littlefield, The Tank, and at Columbia University among many others. Her film credits include: Quinceañera (dir. Angelique Molina), Broken (dir. Ethan Scarduzio), It's All In My Head (dir. Alyssa Michek), and Together Forever (dir. Nitin Adsul), among others.
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