From the legendary producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, They, Riddick, and Spring Breakers.
New feature from the genius minds behind Rabid, The Twisted Twins, aka Jen and Sylvia Soska, based on one of world’s most innovative and dynamic video games, BlindSide, Scares Up World Market Debut at AFM
with producer Ted Field of Radar Pictures
Film Mode Entertainment, The Soska Sisters, and Radar Pictures are thrilled to announce UNSEEN, the latest thriller/horror from the infamous, world-renown “Twisted Twins” aka Jen and Sylvia Soska, whose hit films include Vendetta, Rabid, American Mary and ABC’s of Death. The film is written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska and is currently casting. The film is produced by global powerhouse producer Ted Fieldwhose impressive credits include a slew of global box office hits like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror and the Jumanji franchise.
Film Mode Entertainment (FME) is teaming up with Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka “The Twisted Twins” again, after a successful run on the hit 2019 reimagined David Cronenberg horror film, Rabid, on the groundbreaking new film, UNSEEN, inspired by one of the world’s most innovative video games, BlindSide. FME has just boarded the project as worldwide sales agent for global rights to the film.
Film Mode Entertainment will be premiering a presentation reel at AFM, featuring never before seen interviews of the producers and filmmakers sharing their vision for the film along with candid insight into their inspiration and influences on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 5pm at Tunnel Post in Santa Monica, and will begin pre-sales at the market.
“Audiences have already shown enormous appetite for sensory deprivation thrillers; and UNSEEN is going to raise the bar even higher in this high concept and suspenseful story. With the phenomenal talent of the Soska Sisters at the helm and Ted Field guiding the team forward, we know have a hit on our hands. Not only are we thrilled and honored to be working with Ted, Sylvia and Jen, we just can’t wait for audiences to embrace this thillride as much as we have.” Said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment.
“Unseen is an experiential horror film that places the audience in Kafkaesque dilemma where they wake up in a world of unknown terrors they can only hear since their sight is gone.” Said Radar’s CEO, Ted Field.
UNSEEN is a psychological sci fi thriller that takes place in the 1970s about a Boston couple who wake up blind. They quickly discover that everyone around them have also been stricken blind and what’s worse is there is something else in the darkness with them. Their only hope is Ada, a blind woman who volunteered the day before for an experiment to allow her to see again in her dreams. They receive a panicked call — now she can see! She is at the university up the street, and they must find their way to her if they hope to survive this nightmare.
“As lifelong gamers, we have always wanted to have the opportunity to adapt a video game into a feature film experience. Breaking new ground by exploring a thriller narrative within science fiction has given us the ability to elevate our story like never before. We are excited for fans to see something completely new from us.” Said The Soska Sisters, Jen and Sylvia.
The script for UNSEEN was inspired by the global sensation video game BlindSide, a terrifying audio-only thrilling adventure designed by tech gurus Aaron Rasmussen and Michael T. Astolfi set in a fully-immersive 3D world the gamer will never see, with over 1000 sound effects and pieces of dialogue, and gyroscope-enabled virtual reality. Inspired by Rasmussen’s experience temporarily living with blindness caused by an accidental explosion, the game offers an identical gameplay experience to both sighted and visually-impaired users
BlindSide quickly became well-known for its unique contribution to the audio-only game genre. It garnered nearly 50,000 downloads after its release, was honored with the Games for Change Most Innovative Award, was featured on MSNBC, in The New Yorker, Wired, and Gizmodo to name just a few. The game and its creators garnered further accolades from museum exhibitions to multiple awards, and the inner-workings and concept of the technology has been utilized by researchers and explorers, and now as the inspiration for a major feature film.
Producers for UNSEEN are Ted Field, Maria Frisk, Michael Napoliello, and Alex Power of Radar Pictures, and Twisted Twins Productions.
Clay Epstein of Film Mode Entertainment is Executive Producing.
UNSEEN is currently in development and moving into the pre-production phase with additional news on casting and more to come.
Film Mode Entertainment continues to bridge the gap between filmmakers and audiences and raises the genre-bar for feature films by nurturing high-quality, engaging commercially viable movies like UNSEEN and bringing them to the global marketplace with great success.
The Soska Sisters (Twisted Twins) are represented by Wonder Street, Characters and Vanderkloot Law.
Radar Pictures is represented by Buchwald.