Now Available to Stream or on DVD / Blu-ray: DRY BLOOD
Epic Picturesâ Dread Central Presents is proud to welcome the genius ofÂ System SynâsÂ Clint Carney and his horror-thriller creation,Â DRY BLOOD. Under his moniker, Clint has composed all original music for the film and can be seen playing a starring role.Â
DRY BLOODÂ has recently completed a very successful festival run, having received an astounding thirty award wins (including many for âBest Picture,â âBest Actor,â âBest Director,â and âBest Writer”), with another twenty-three nominations as well. Highlights from this festival run include âBest Feature Filmâ and âBest Actorâ wins from theÂ Bram Stoker International Film FestivalÂ in the UK, as well as the top spot at theÂ Indie Film Playoffs, whereÂ DRY BLOODÂ swept the board (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Writer) in a competition against numerous films from multiple festivals.
In a rural mountain town, an unstable drug addict must unravel a surreal murder mystery as heâs terrorized by malevolent ghosts, a deranged sheriff, and the frightening hallucinations from his withdrawal.
Clint Carney, who wrote, starred, and composed the score, says, “Itâs been a long and exciting journey to go from writing the script almost four years ago, to nowÂ releasingÂ DRYÂ BLOODÂ toÂ theÂ world.Â WeÂ areÂ beyondÂ excitedÂ toÂ workÂ withÂ DreadÂ Presents. They already have number of great films in their catalog andÂ weÂ couldnât be happier to be a part of their roster, and to be welcomed into the DreadÂ family.”
DRY BLOODÂ is directed byÂ Kelton Jones,Â written byÂ Clint CarneyÂ and starringÂ Clint Carney,Â Jaymie Valentine,Â Kelton Jones,Â Robert V. Galluzzo,Â Graham Sheldon,Â Rin Ehlers, andÂ Macy Johnson.Â
âClint and I set out to make our favorite horror movie,” remarks Kelton Jones, the film’s director. “We wanted to make a film that was true to the genre and lived up to the potential of what a great horror film could be. We knew this would be an ambitious task. We hold such a great love for the genre and the masters of cinema who had shaped our childhoods. We felt the best way to honor them was to pour our hearts and souls into makingÂ DRY BLOOD. We knew our toughest audience would be ourselves and we strived to make a film that we were truly proud of. I feel very grateful to have been able to be a part of such an amazing project, made with love, by people I love. I am beyond thrilled to be releasing this film with Dread Presents.We set out to make our favorite film; my hope is that it becomes your favorite film as well.â
ABOUT CLINT CARNEY:
Clint Carney is a well-known Los Angeles-based musician, artist, writer, and filmmaker. His musical work first came into the spotlight in 2004 when he released his first official album under the name SYSTEM SYN. To date, SYSTEM SYN has released seven albums and multiple singles, and performed all over the world. Throughout the years, Clint has also served as a keyboard player and back-up vocalist for the bands Imperative Reaction and God Module. As a fine artist, he is best known for his graphic and disturbing oil paintings. His artwork has been shown in galleries and private collections worldwide and has been featured on magazine covers, clothing lines, and musical albums. His work can also be seen in many major motion pictures, television shows, commercials, and music videos. Clint has created iconic imagery through artwork and props for films by such directors as J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness), David Fincher (Gone Girl), Oliver Stone (Savages), Wes Craven (Scream 4), Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo), and more. In recent years, Clint has turned his focus toward film making, working on many different projects as a director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and actor.Â DRY BLOODÂ marks his first feature as a producer, writer, and actor.Â Clint is currently in development on his feature length directorial debut.
ABOUT KELTON JONES:
Director Kelton Jones’s love of cinema began as a child in the seventies. His mother owned a quaint flower shop that shared a wall with the singular movie theater on the rural main street of Buffalo, Texas. Kelton would spend his afternoons watching and rewatching the afternoon showings as he waited for his mother to finish the day’s work. When the rare feature film would be shot on location in a nearby town, Kelton would find a way to the set so that he could watch from the sidelines, as the filmmakers would spin their magic. Finally, at age 16, Kelton’s first feature in front of the camera gave him the chance to ask the crew if he could join them after he finished his work as an actor. From that very first film, Kelton has permeated the boundaries between actor and filmmaker craftsman.DRY BLOOD is the culmination of a lifetime spent studying film, working on sets, writing scripts, and acting. While on set, it was not unusual to see him in full character wardrobe setting a light, operating a camera or pushing a dolly as he directed the scene. Though this marks his first feature film as director, he has worked every other crew position on set of previous films, ranging from small independent pictures, to huge Hollywood productions. Ultimately, his choice of projects has always been driven by a deep love of the medium, a passion for a great story, and the opportunity to learn and push his own boundaries.Â