Friday, October 31, 2014

Davide Melini's "Deep Shock" Needs Your Help Starting This Halloween!

David Melini, one of my favorite Italian filmmakers and good friend, is launching a funding effort starting tonight to help bring to life a new giallo, DEEP SHOCK! From Melini, “Deep Shock” attempts to pay tribute to the Italian film genre called “giallo”, as in 2014 its 50th anniversary will take place. The title of this project is inspired by the most famous horror movies of two of the most important Italian directors: Dario Argento’s Deep Red and Mario Bava’s Shock.

Synopsis from the Deep Shock campaign:

 "Sarah can’t completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind..." 

How can you help? Just pop over here: and help the Indie Go Go campaign come alive. Either dontate or share the link! Help out how you can, when you can and become a part of the new Giallo movement.

Tag lines from the movie:

"Her worst nightmare has become a reality"
"Italian Giallo is ready to make its return!"
The movie will be produced by Fabel Aguilera and Davide Melini.  Shooting will begin a the beginning of the 2015 in Malaga and province (Spain).

Principal Names of the crew:
Paula Khan (Production Manager)
Enrique Muñoz (Line Producer)
Francesco De Luca (DOP)
Alberto Ortega (Production Designer)
Martín Crespo (Editor)
Rubén FX, Elisa Rengel (Special Effects)
Giulio De Gaetano (Music Composer)
Christian Valente (Sound Designer)

To follow along check out the Deep Shock Facebook Page:!/DeepShockDavideMelini

Official Web site:


- Laura Toledo as Sarah Taylor


The actress Laura Toledo will be the star of Deep Shock, playing Sarah Taylor. Born in Seville, after graduating in the "Escuela Superior de Arte de Sevilla Dramático", Laura has moved to Madrid where he still lives today.

The actress is known for her work in the feature film La herencia Valdemar, directed by José Luis Alemán.

Very intense her activities in the Television, where she works in the series La que se avecina, Águila Roja, Impares and Arrayán. She has also worked in the musical Dreamland (aired on Tele 5).

In the course of her career, Laura has also worked extensively in theater, in works such as: Edgar, escritor de sombras, La vuelta al mundo de Willy Fog, Bob Esponja el musical, David el gnomo, La noche de las siete lunas, Las leandras, Mucho ruido y pocas nueces, Aventuras en el jurásico, Teoría y práctica sobre los príncipios mecánicos del sexo, ¡¡Improvisa tío¡¡, La mujer sola and El hospital de los locos.


- Francesc Pagès as Marius Silver


Francesc Pagès, from Catalonia, will interpret psychologist Marius Silver and will be one of the leading roles in Deep Shock. Born in the province of Barcelona, Francesc has a wide experience in this field, developed in movies, theatre and TV series.

Affable and in love with his job, Francesc has participated in many feature films such as Blancanieves by Pablo Berger in 2012, which was one of the most awarded movies at the last Goya Awards edition. Furthermore, he was part of the cast of Los últimos días by David and Álex Pastor in 2013 and Darkness by Jaume Balagueró in 2002.

Francesc’s experience goes far beyond, as he has also performed in many plays such as Faltan cinco minutos, by Paul Gavault,Muertos sin sepultura by Jean Paul Sartre and Escuadra hacia la muerte by Alfonso Sastre. He has also performed in the theatrical production of the BBC documenatry, Walking with Dinosaurs (2010).

Francesc Pagès is especially well known for his TV series performances. He has taken many different roles in some of the best TV series in Spain, such as El Rey en el 23F, Águila Roja, Gran Hotel, Hospital Central, El Comisario, Cuéntame, Amar es para siempre, La que se avecina and many more.

Regarding the different roles he has taken, Francesc has also proved to be a versatile actor showing no difficulty in taking a wide range of roles. Besides, this actor loves new challenges. Deep Shock and in particular this shooting in English are his next targets.


- Paco Roma as Father Jonathan McRoberts


Actor Paco Roma, from Malaga, will take the role of Father Jonathan McRoberts, one of the leading roles in Deep Shock.

Born and settled in the province of Malaga in Andalusia, Paco Roma has a long acting experience developed in cinema, TV, theatre and advertising fields.

Las hijas de Danao by Fran Kapilla, which is currently in postproduction, is the last feature film he has worked in. He has also participated in other movies such as Luna Llena by Luis Marías in 2011, Mar de Plástico by Silvia Munt in 2010 or La Mula by Michael Redford in 2009.

Regarding his TV series performances, La que se Avecina (2013), Stamos Okupa2 (2012) or Arrayán (various seasons) must be mentioned.

To conclude, Paco Roma has performed in many plays, such as Los Gavilanes, Sueños de un poema or La tabernera del puerto.

Nevertheless these are only a few examples of his long acting career. Deep Shock will be soon part of it.


- Estela Fernández as Caroline Taylor

Born in Barcelona (January 26, 1983), Estela Fernández had a great passion for literature, music and theatre since she was young. There she combined her studies in Journalism, Spanish Studies and Drama meanwhile she worked for her own theatre company. Later on, she decided to focus on her interpretation studies and moved to Madrid to study at “Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático” [Royal Drama Studies School]. There she attended to music, dance, singing and body art classes applied to interpretation.

Her career has been mostly developed in theater plays such as Vint x Vint, by Joan Barbero; Mala Sang, by David Plana;Súbitamente el último verano, by Tennessee Williams; Terror y miseria del primer franquismo y Los Figurantes, by Sanchis Sinisterra; Rodoredant, by Mercè Rodoreda; El País Lejano, by Jean-Luc Lagarce; or classics such as El caballero de Olmedo yLa Dama boba, by Lope de Vega, or El abanico, by Goldoni.

Micro theater is also a field in which she has been working; Solos esta noche by Paloma Pedrero as well as fables, songs and stories for children.

Fugadas, by Ignacio Moral, scriptwriter of Los Lunes al sol, is the play she has been working in for many years. The direction has changed a few times and, therefore, the staging from which many different versions have come up.

Estela Fernández has also appeared on TV series such as Amar en Tiempos Revueltos, Buscando el Arché y Santa Bárbara.She has also appeared on a western film teaser, on many short films, on advertisements and music videos.

Soon on Deep Shock as Caroline Taylor!


- Erica Prior as Helen Taylor

Actress Erica Prior will take the role of Helen Taylor in Deep Shock. Born in 1974 in L.A., Erica moved to England where she has lived for too long.

Now settled in the province of Malaga, she made her debut in Spanish TV series in 2005, with Los Serrano. Afterwards she participated in 17 episodes of Los hombres de Paco (2008/2009) and also in two episodes of La baronesa in 2011.

Furthermore, she was part of the cast in the following feature films: El segundo nombre (Paco Plaza, 2002), The Birthday (Eugene Mira, 2004) and Arritmia/Guantanamero (Vicente Peñarrocha, 2006)

Part of her artistic career are different performances in spots and other kinds of audiovisual productions. Deep Shock is her next adventure.


- Francisco Vidal as John Taylor

Francisco Vidal, from Madrid, will take the role of John Taylor, a key character on Deep Shock.

His first role came with the movie Barco sin rumbo, directed by José María Eloririeta in 1952. He has also worked in many other famous movies such as: Pan’s Labyrinth, by Guillermo del Toro; El maestro de esgrima, by Pedro Olea; and El bosque animado, by José Luis Cuerda. He has also worked with some of the best Spanish directors: Vicente Aranda (El Lute and Asesinato en el comité central), José Luis Garci (El crack), Antonio Mercero (Don Juan o Tobi) and also Fernando Fernán Gómez (Mambrú se fue a la guerra or De hombre a hombre). Francisco Vidal has worked in 21 movies so far.

His experiencie goes beyond the movies, since he has also performed in 28 Spanish TV series, some of them are: Aída, Hospital Central, Amar es para siempre, El secreto de Puente Viejo, La señora, El comisario, Cuéntame cómo pasó and Hermanos & Detectives.

Part of his professional career is also the theatre. He has worked in 27 plays so far, such as: Troilo y Crésida, by William Shakespeare; El burgués gentilhombre, by Molière; y La extraña pareja, directed by José Osuna.

Deep Shock will wide his working experience!


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