Filmmaker Francis Xavier is deep in principal photography in Los Angeles, CA on his latest feature, the dramatic ghost tale Less Than A Whisper, and we've got the goods.
Written, produced, directed and starring Xavier (who previously helmed the 2012 horror flick Poe), Less Than A Whisper revolves around (according to the official synopsis) 'Robert (Xavier) and Taylor (Spanish star Sonia Monroy) Usher, who expect to be happy in their new home in Northridge, California where years ago, murder and mutilations destroyed the former residents. Initially the past doesn’t matter to the Ushers, until those who caused the deaths come back; those that live in the earth, those that need, those that are not human. The Ushers' house stands between them and what they must have, and they are coming.'
Rounding out the cast is Serena Lorien (Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead), Arielle Brachfeld (Chemical Peel), Carlee Baker (Lucky McKee's The Woman), Les Feltmate, Irv Becker, Jason Kolucki, Bonnie Pavone, Guy Towe, Maria Costello and our own Sean Decker (who you probably won't recognize, given the role). Xavier and Michael Kureth executive produce, alongside producers Jo Ann Smith and Floria Hamdam. Lance Bowling serves as director of photography, with music by Andrea Centazzo and special makeup effects by Babak Eskandari.
Says Xavier regarding the film, "This is a story that I've been waiting to make into a film for many years now. On one side there’s a super-dark movie about death [and] on the other there’s an indulging drama. In a way I think it’s almost perversely appropriate [for the story]. What I intend on delivering is an adult, meaningful, exciting, and challenging ghost story. I think a movie should make a comment on the things that affect our lives, and it's my thinking that an audience will sit still, listen and watch a well-told story. I truly believe Less Than A Whisper is that story."
Stay tuned for more, and in the interim (and for a 'behind the scenes' look) visit Less Than A Whisper on Facebook.