The Taking ╳ Cezil Reed & Lydelle Jackson

Art Blog - Cezil Reed, Lydelle Jackson - Empty Kingdom

Directors Cezil Reed & Lydelle Jackson (The BAPartists) remind us that to build a dangerously haunting horror film, you have to start at its core. The Taking does just that. More info after the jump.

Official synopsis as well as the directors’ statements can be read as follows:

“THE TAKING is a cinematic experience of light and sound. It’s a film made with balls and intellectual muscle. In this film you will discover horrific art told via grisly images and two tales of woe… The experience begins with Carl who seeks to murder his best friend and adulterous fiancé. Unexpectedly, he awakens in a wooded wasteland. He has no idea as to where he is or how he got there. A sinister family now holds him captive along with another victim named Jade. They’re subjected to arcane rituals and are left tied to a tree for several days. When Carl looks back on their grisly experience in the forest, he comes to the realization that they’re not just in the woods; rather, they are in a place where people go to fight the vices living inside of them. The losing of this fight is something far worse than death; it’s the utter damnation of one’s very soul.

 

Artists’ Statement:

 

Powerful. Engaging. Morbid Art.

 

THE TAKING is a movie done with balls rather than relying on the eyes. When you think of horror, what comes to mind is sub-par story, flat acting, and a novice approach at creating well crafted, cinematic techniques. We wanted to do a horror film that would challenge that. The Taking is a visceral storyline with characters who struggle between their desires. As filmmakers we aimed to exhibit a project that uses picture and sound to plunge you into the story.

 

-The BAPartists”

Jump down below to view the embedded trailer.

Art Blog - Cezil Reed, Lydelle Jackson - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Cezil Reed, Lydelle Jackson - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Cezil Reed, Lydelle Jackson - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Cezil Reed, Lydelle Jackson - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Cezil Reed, Lydelle Jackson - Empty Kingdom

Trailer for THE TAKING.

The Taking, 2013

Cezil Reed & Lydelle Jackson (The BAPartists)