OPENING GALA: THE VOID

thevoidDirector: Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie | Canada | 2016 | 1hr 30 mins 

We are delighted to kick off our eighth edition with Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie’s eagerly anticipated creature feature.

When small town police officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) encounters a bloodied man on the road in the middle of nowhere, he takes him to the nearest hospital for treatment. When they arrive, however, the hospital is strangely quiet and is soon surrounded by a group of mysterious cloaked figures, trapping the patients and staff inside as they begin to undergo a monstrous transformation…

The Void’s directors require very little introduction. As two fifths of Canadian genre heroes Astron-6, Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie have been jointly responsible for CS favourites Manborg, Father’s Day and The Editor, but their latest film is altogether more serious in tone, with subtle stylistic nods to early John Carpenter and phenomenal practical effects.

Screening with IMITATIONS + OVERTIME