Ahead Of World Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival, here is the first clip from Dark Nature, Berkley Brady’s blood-soaked survival thriller. The feature directorial debut from Métis filmmaker Berkley Brady, Dark Nature is an anxiety-inducing horror-thriller set and filmed in the vast Canadian Rockies almost entirely with practical FX and real stunts. With a predominantly female cast, the film intimately explores themes of trauma and friendship through its meaningful performances — while never shying away from bloody twists and scares.
Dark Nature stars Hanna Emily Anderson (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Purge), and Madison Walsh alongside Roseanne Supernault (Maïna, Rhymes For Young Ghouls), and Kyra Harper (Orphan Black). The film also features the first-ever movie score composed by acclaimed Canadian and Metis art-rock band Ghostkeeper.
In the film, Joy, a survivor of domestic violence, joins her friend Carmen and her therapy group on an isolated weekend retreat in the Canadian Rockies. Led by the enigmatic Dr. Dunnley – whose methods are experimental and, at times, dubious from Joy’s outside perspective – the experience eventually shatters the border between reality and delusion. Joy begins to suspect that they are being stalked by her abuser, when in truth, the entire group will be forced to confront a threat even more terrifying than the monsters of their past.
Watch the first clip from Dark Nature.