This first glance at Ratline is from the film-within-the-film, fashioned after Top Secret U.S. Military films of the 1940's. This exclusive Ratline clip from director (and FEARnet blogger) Eric Stanze and Wicked Pixel Cinema is just a portion of the Ratline back-story. Hit the jump to check out our exclusive clip from Wicked Pixel Cinema's Ratline.
Before the fall of Nazi Germany, the most sacred relic of the Nazi party, the Blood Flag, went missing. This cherished object possessed supernatural powers, infused by the occult experimentation of the SS Paranormal Division. The flag's current condition and whereabouts are unknown. Today, the search for the Blood Flag is on, and one man - with diabolical intentions - is getting closer to its hiding place.
Wicked Pixel Cinema's Ratline is director Eric Stanze's follow-up to Deadwood Park (winner, Best Feature and Best Cinematography at the Freak Show Film Fest, 2007, and named Best Independent Film Of The Year by DeadPit.com).
Stanze is also the director of Scrapbook (named Best Independent Film Of The Year by Rue Morgue Magazine, 2001).
Ratline stars Emily Haack (who earned rave reviews for her leading role in Scrapbook), Jason Christ (Deadwood Park), Sarah Swofford (Sugar Creek), DJ Vivona (Ice From The Sun), alt-model / former Suicide Girl, Amanda "Apnea" Pemberton, Alex Del Monacco, Ryan Bax, and Joseph R. Engel.
Ratline's producer is Jeremy Wallace. The film's executive producers are Eric Stanze, Jessie Seitz, and Jason Christ.
Ratline is currently in post-production. No distributor is currently attached to the project, so no release date or other details have been established.
Ratline contains classic good guys and bad guys, but the movie gives equal attention to characters who exist in the gray area between the two extremes. As the movie unfolds, malevolence meshes with integrity, past and present collide, mortality and immortality intertwine, and the lines between family and foe begin to blur.
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