A look at the teaser that led to the feature film!
Back in April of 2007, producer Robert Burnett and director Dave Parker put together a pitch teaser trailer for what would eventually become The Hills Run Red. At the time, it was set up as Fever Dreams project, but after completing this trailer and showing it to Warner Premiere President Diane Nelson and production executive Matt Bierman, they decided the film would be perfect to produce as part of their output deal with Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment. Hence, this is how The Hills Run Red came to be.
Shot in one day on a shoestring in the Vine theater on Hollywood Blvd, the teaser stars Sara Downing as the girl in the chair, Nick Principe as the Babyface prototype and a number of other genre luminaries as dead corpses, such as directors Mike Mendez, Darin Scott, Rolfe Kanefsky, composer Joseph Bishara and Shock Till You Drop’s own Ryan Rotten.
Have a peek for yourself at the original pitch teaser trailer for The Hills Run Red:
As an added bonus, check out this original animatic produced through Burnett’s company, Ludovico Technique which illustrates Parker’s vision for the teaser:
Warner Premiere releases The Hills Run Red this Tuesday, September 27th on DVD. Check out our interview with producer Rob Burnett and director Dave Parker right here.
Source: Ludovico Technique