Now this is neat, a new teaser trailer has been released for director Jon Keeyes short film THE MECHANICAL GRAVE. The short film is looking to become a TV series, judging by this teaser I’d say I want this to happen.
I love the genre, I love the Victorian era, and I do love steampunk. The teaser gives off a very unique and cool vibe, you’ll see what I mean as we have it for you below. I’d say Keeyes has hit all the right notes, and I can’t wait to check out a full trailer.
Here is the lowdown on the project, and along with the teaser I’ve included some promotional stills.
The year is 1895. Steam-powered ships fly through the air. Clockwork robots have replaced servants. And a grisly murder has taken place in the dark night of New York City. Called to the scene of the ritualistic murder, newly appointed police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt discovers Detective Wayne and his police officers power usurped by two special investigators appointed by the White House: Occultist Edgar Allan Poe, a clockwork automaton housing the soul of the literary legend, and Mrs. Emma Entwistle, a dangerous assassin with a unique connection to the otherworld. When they elicit information from the demon Neshrew, a much darker and more dangerous plot of world domination is uncovered.
Welcome to the world of THE MECHANICAL GRAVE. Steeped in the popular steampunk genre, the story paints an alternative history of the Victorian Era world. Founded in the science fiction of steampunk grandfathers Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and the horror of Edgar Allan Poe, THE MECHANICAL GRAVE is an exciting adventure filled with robots, assassins, steam and clockwork powered inventions, magicians, demons, supernatural beings, and a life in which magic is very real, although taboo. Debuting this Fall, the producers are currently working THE MECHANICAL GRAVE into an episodic show for television.
THE MECHANICAL GRAVE stars Jonathan Brooks, Nicole Leigh, Matthew Tompkins, Michael Crabtree, Charles Baker, James Cable, Chad Cox, Chuck Huber, Trey Walpole and Erin Marie Garrett.
Keep up to date with the project via their official Facebook page.