Set in a world where ‘outside’ is a myth, Darken is a parallel universe made up of endless, maze-like rooms, its inhabitants protected by the watchful eye of its altruistic overseer, Mother Darken. When an outsider accidentally finds her way in, she becomes entwined in a bloody revolutionary battle between the self-appointed voice of Mother and the world’s courageous outliers. But where has Mother Darken gone? And can our herione fine a way back to the ourside world without facing certain death?
Friday, November 9, 2018 7PM | BMFF Feature
Canadian-born Audrey Cummings loves making films that revolve around the unforeseeable future, with a special focus on sci-fi and horror. Her debut feature film, Berkshire County, played in over 20 festivals worldwide and won 9 awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Shriekfest Los Angeles, making her the first female to win the award in the 17 year history of the festival.
She also has several award winning short films including A Stolen Moment, Les Jeax D’enfants and Burgeon And Fade, which won her the Jackson-Triggs Award for Best Emerging Canadian Filmmaker at the Worldwide Short Film Festival.
Audrey also won the WIFT Kodak New Vision Fellowhsip Award for Best Emerging Canadian Female Director and was the recipient of the Barry Avrich Award for Emerging Canadian Filmmaker from the Toronto International Film Festival.
Audrey is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s very prestigious Director’s Lab and was further selected for the Short Dramatic Film Program as one of five Canadian directors.
Audrey is in development on several feature films including Last Chance, Atropos, Dysconnect, and The Venerable, as well as being hard at work creating a one-hour sci-fi/drama television series.
Director AUDREY CUMMINGS
Writer RJ LACKIE
Produced by JAY BENNETT, SCOTT GARVIE, CHRISTINA JENNINGS, PAUL LENART, JAMES LUSCOMBE, SVET ROUSKOV, ERIN BERRY
Starring OLUNIKE ADELIYI, PAUL AMOS, ROB ARCHER, ZOE BELKIN, DMITRY CHEPOVETSKY, JASON GOSBEE, GABRIELLE GRAHAM
Cinematographer JAMES GRIFFITH
Editor MICHAEL P. MASON
Runtime 82 MINUTES