Vortex Words + Pictures have announced that principal photography on their new production Don’t Click has commenced in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Shooting is expected to be completed in May 2019 with the film being released later this year.
Don’t Click is a supernatural thriller directed by Centennial College Film Graduate G-Hey Kim, with the premise being adapted from Kim’s award-winning short student film of the same name.
In the short, a young man watches a snuff film sent to his email. When the film stops half way through, he has the option to continue. To find out what happens next, all he has to do is click.
The film stars Valter Skarsgård (Lords of Chaos, Fun House) in the lead role and Canadian rising stars Mark Koufos and Catherine Howard.
It is being produced by Bill Marks (WolfCop, Hellmington) and executively produced by George Mihalka (Director of My Bloody Valentine), Christopher Giroux (Bite, I’ll Take Your Dead) and Courtney McAllister.
After screening the short film, Mihalka brought the unnerving project to Vortex and presented it to Marks. Vortex picked up the rights and attached McAllister to write her first screenplay. “With George mentoring us, G-Hey and I developed a truly horrifying film that I think will resonate with audiences,” states McAllister. “This story explores both the extremity of violence that’s so easily accessible online as well as the moral grey areas we face and how we handle them,” continues Kim.
Kim’s 2017 short film, which starred and was written, directed and produced by the Korean-born filmmaker, found great success on the festival circuit. Kim garnered a number of nominations and awards at festivals across the world including Oregon Scream Week in Portland, the Asians on Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival in Toronto.