Trial 159 Featurette
Independent Films, Interviews, Documentaries
Go behind the scenes of director Ben Warner's horror short film TRIAL 159, featuring cast interviews with Colin MacPherson and Michelle Celebicanin, and behind the scenes footage from the shoot.
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An evil force. A coerced man. A deadly and unnatural experiment.
Stories have always abounded of people who have seen the tunnel of light on their death bed. With feelings of contentment and happiness, they can feel the light’s warm glow and have an instinctual need to move towards it. Only if they are saved by doctors or by some other life-saving measure are they able to return to the world of the living and recount their tale of seeing something amazing beautiful from this other-worldly dimension.
But what if that tunnel of light led to something entirely unexpected? Something that was more sinister, with a force so malevolent that it would terrify anyone caught in its grip?
Martin is a normal, everyday man who had such an experience of seeing the light in a near death experience. He is grateful that he has been restored to full health and able to continue his life. However, one night he is visited by a malevolent entity who tells him he has no choice but to carry out its wishes: the entity controlled the tunnel of light and spared Martin from his death so he could come back to Earth to perform an unearthly experiment: restoring people back to life from the dead.
Martin is terrified at the prospects of what he must do.
Finding himself in a dangerous an inescapable situation, Martin is coerced by a malevolent entity to perform an otherworldly experiment on a young girl to bring her back from the after life. The experiment has nasty consequences as the girl transforms in to a hideous being with a murderous intent. Now a blood thirsty monster, the girl goes on a killing spree, with the hapless Martin only able to sit back and watch as he sees the horror unfold before him.
With no options, and forced to continue the experiment, Martin witnesses a terrifying rampage before becoming the subject of the deadly experiment himself. He eventually realises that the experiments will never end, and he is just another link in the chain of poor souls who have found themselves the victim of the malevolent, higher power.
TRIAL 159: We are not meant to come back to life.
Year of Production: 2011
- Ben Warner
- Colin MacPherson Michelle Celebicanin