ABOUT THE FILM
Argus is a 7 minute horror documentary featuring stories told by four individuals who grew up and lived in the shadow of the Halifax grain elevator. The terrifying structure haunted their dreams and rained dread upon their lives, and they are now telling their stories for the benefit of all those affected, and who may be affected, by these daunting pieces of modern machinery.
WHAT WE NEED
The film is done, but we are looking for your help to get it into festivals around the world. We are hoping to raise $750 to pay for the submission fees charged by film festivals, many of which average around $50 each. The more money we raise, the more festivals we can submit to! We just want people to see the film, in the wonderfully unique setting of a dark theatre, surrounded by like minded eyes and ears.
Matthew Hayes is a nonfiction filmmaker living in Halifax and transplanted from Ontario. He loves the east coast community and has been fascinated with the grain elevator ever since moving here. His first film, Tom Quixote (which you can watch here: https://vimeo.com/62996908), screened at a couple of festivals and won a couple of awards, and he's hoping for an even bigger blast with Argus.
Pasha Ebrahimi is a local actor known for his roles in Hobo With a Shotgun, Charlie Zone and the upcoming TV mini series Sex and Violence. Argus is his producing and directing debut.
Four wonderfully talented (and local!) actors named Pasha Ebrahimi, Michael Chandler, Keelin Jack and Michael McLeod.
And, of course, thank you for checking out this page, and watching our pitch video! We're super excited you took the time to do so, and would be thrilled if you decided to donate, and pass the word on to your friends!