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Fatal Pictures Presents: ‘Heir’


FATAL PICTURES in association with RED SNEAKERS MEDIA presents “HEIR” The final short film from FATAL PICTURES From Richard Powell and Zach Green’s Fatal Pictures, the company that brought you the critically acclaimed, award-winning horror shorts WORM and FAMILIAR, comes their new and final short film “HEIR”, a touching tale of father and son.

Starring the Emmy award-winning Bill Oberst Jr. (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS.


After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his
son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret
passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will
be learned. Combining the best and brightest of our previous film, FAMLIAIR, with new and accomplished collaborators (BILL OBERST JR, MARC ROUSSEL and RON
BASCH from Red Sneakers Media), HEIR is set to be a disturbing, practical FX
driven horror short which examines one of societies darkest taboos in a way only Fatal
Pictures can. HEIR stands to be our darkest, sharpest and most successful film to date!

Written and Directed by Richard Powell
Produced by Zach Green, Marc Roussel, Ron Basch and Richard Powell
Produced in association with Red Sneakers Media (REMOTE & THE SWEETEST
HIPPOPOTAMUS – both Director’s Guild of Canada nominees for Best Short
Associate Producer Heather Wixson (Founder CINEMAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL,
Special Effects by The Butcher Shop (FAMILIAR, DEVIL’S NIGHT)
Cinematography by Michael Davidson (SICK, FAMILIAR, BERKSHIRE COUNTY)
Music & Sound Design by Bernie Greenspoon (CONSUMPTION, WORM,


Unlike many films seeking the support of filmmakers and film lovers across the various
crowd-funding platforms, we felt it appropriate to seek out and obtain some feedback
and insights on the HEIR screenplay first in order to reassure potential supporters that
we have the goods! Below are a few of the supportive and enthusiastic comments from a
cross section of the horror community including critics, festival directors, distributors and
cult horror actor Bill Oberst Jr. himself!

“HEIR promises to deliver a disgusting dose of Lovecraftian body-horror that will make
you squirm in more ways than one!”
Jason Thorson, (editor-in-chief of –

“Considering Familiar, its last work, I would say that Fatal Pictures will definitely bring us,
with Heir, a must-see short film. Graphically shocking and original with its body
modifications, i would bet it’ll be a great masterpiece. The horror in its very best form:
disturbing and unique.”

Nicolas Tonsho, – Fantaspoa International Film Festival

“A monstrous spin on an all-too-familiar tale of bad parenting.”

Alyse Wax, – FEARnet

“With HEIR, Fatal Pictures have planned a stunning and memorable swansong. Set to
delve into darker and more grotesque avenues than they have even ventured before,
HEIR is certainly going to be another sucker punch from one of the most exciting
independent studios out there. Be afraid, because you most definitely won’t be

Colin McCracken, – Zombie Hamster

“Powell is an unflinching examiner of the perversion of humanity that is born of our
deepest fears, doubts, regrets and hidden hurts. He reminds us we walk among the
wounded and mutated every day.”

Dave Pace Bonello, – Fangoria

“Powell and his producing partner Zach Green are breaking new and horrific ground with
HEIR. This project shows that the pair’s festival monster FAMILIAR was no fluke; Powell
and Green are in the vanguard of horror’s new cinematic masters. HEIR is an honest-to-
God, bonafide new notion of terror.”

– Bill Oberst Jr.

“Ever since I had the pleasure of screening FAMILIAR last year, I became an
instantaneous fan of Richard Powell and his work. Richard’s ability to tell powerful
stories in short film format is incredible”

Heather Wixson, Founder – CineMayhem Film Festival

Our goal is not only to create a chillingly memorable short film but to demonstrate what
can be done after a film is funded. Our supporters will see the film they helped make in
festivals around the world, in print and in distribution. That is our commitment, to
produce one of the most successful crowd funded film projects to date. In need of further
proof? You can check out our previous short film Familiar on FEARnet and the link.


In addition to several new and exciting collaborations, HEIR will also mark FATAL
PICTURES’ introduction to crowd funding. The campaign to fund the hard costs of the
production will be launched shortly. This process will allow the film community a unique
insight and stake in this disturbing horror tale. The combination of talent and passion we
have brought on board so far means we have a great chance to create something
special, but we can’t do it without the support of film lovers, filmmakers and daydreamers
just like you!

Support comes in many shapes and forms, a “like” or “share” of our page means a lot!
This is your chance to help contribute to what stands to be the final short film from
FATAL PICTURES before we stage our feature film debut. This is also your chance to
take advantage of some of these great, fresh new perks!

• The full rights to an original, unproduced short film script from Fatal Pictures will
be up for grabs. Make it, expand it into a feature, do whatever you like with it, it’s
yours! The script, entitled VESSEL, embodies everything that makes a Fatal
Pictures short film what it is; complex characters, disturbing social commentary
and our signature blend of horror and drama. describes VESSEL
as “a unique blend of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE and

• The original HEIR poster painting, signed by key members of the cast and crew.
This is a one of a kind reward that one special supporter will claim.

• For fans of our previous film Familiar, we will be creating limited edition dvd/blurays,
which will feature an extra special, exclusive bonus feature, which will
remain a secret until the discs ship. These limited editions will be the first
physical release of Familiar for home use from Fatal Pictures, something that’s
been a long time coming!

• Continuing with the exclusives, two major props from our previous films will be up
for grabs! From WORM, Geoffrey Dodd’s suitcase of horrors (hand crafted by
writer/director Richard Powell) and from FAMILIAR, the squid monster which
John Dodd digs out from his leg! This unique piece of our filmmaking history was
created by the spectacular FX team The Butcher Shop (the same team on HEIR)
and comes covered in dried blood and all! These are just a few of our unique rewards, more to be announced shortly!

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