Shooting kicked off on Saturday in Birmingham on the latest Short Horror film from the Armagh-based Filmmaker Neville Steenson and taking the lead is one of the most famous faces in the Horror industry Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist).
The Film “Youth of Today” written by Neville Steenson and Produced by Film Division UK and Directed by Michelle Hands tells the story of three petty hoods who get more then they bargain for when they try to rob a seemingly helpless middle aged lady….
“Having Eileen (Dietz) working on this project is a dream come true” states the Armagh based Writer. “Growing up like so many during the video nasties period fewer films especially in Ireland caused more of a furore then The Exorcist, and after seeing the film at a young age it changed my perception on Horror and what kind of a profound effect it could have on such a large number of people. And it always helps when an actor is so generous and a pleasure to work with”.
The Filmmaker goes on to say “When Eileen noted her interest in the film we jumped at the chance to do what we could to have her onboard, after all she is the face that caused many sleepless nights for many kids of a generation by playing the Demon “Pazuzu” in the iconic film”.
With “Youth of Today” Eileen will play a complicated character who has a very dark side and is not the stereotypical victim by any stretch of the imagination.
Shooting will continue over the next few days and the film will feature in the festival circuit later this year.