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After a year of festivals and awards, "Out of Place," the 1st episode of "A Seat on a Train," has finally released!
If you love "The Twilight Zone" then come take "A Seat on a Train!"
"Out of Place" blends the psychological thriller with the classic surrealism and sets stage for some truly dark melodrama to come from future episodes. The acting is superb, with characters that are believable and emotive..."- review from asouthernlifeinscandaloustimes.blogspot.com (Link to full review- http://asouthernlifeinscandaloustimes.blogspot.com/ 2013/09/my-review-of-pilot-episode-of-seat-on.html)
Out of Place synopsis- Spencer is fixated on keeping everything in its exact, specific place. His obsession is so extreme it has cut him off from the outside world and is now threatening his five-year relationship with his girlfriend, Samantha. After Samantha walks out on a romantic dinner he has prepared, he soon becomes a victim of his own obsessive behavior when random objects around his condo mysteriously shift out of place when he's not looking.
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Director/Writer Daniel MacMunn explains where his passion comes from- If you love "The Twilight Zone" then come take "A Seat on a Train." I have always been a huge fan of Rod Serling's hit classic, creepy series from the early 1960's. Many people have tried to duplicate this series but have fallen short in my eyes. "Out of Place" is the first episode of a series I created called "A Seat on a Train." I don't want to copy Rod Serling's genius, but pay homage to it. I believe my ideas and skilled writing will bring back that great old style of story telling, while piquing the interest of the modern day viewer. I have written many other episodes, ready to be filmed, that pertain to our modern times. "Out of Place" is the first brave attempt of this series. It was shot on an ultra low budget, in one location with two characters. It has that creepy style of filming with original music enhancing the story. I hope "Out of Place" will be the kick start into a long run of "A Seat on a Train."
A Seat on a Train description- A single seat on an old train has a very peculiar talent. For when a passenger sits, they're warped into another reality where they're confronted with major flaws, concluding with a twisted lesson at the end.
Future episode descriptions-
The Perfect Woman (Episode 2)-- A successful, good-looking businessman, Andrea, discovers an odd solution to nagging women in relationships. He buys a real life sex doll, a doll that looks and feels like a woman but is not real and most importantly, can't think. But his perfect world is shattered when the doll begins to talk and make demands.
The War is Over (Episode 3)-- Sergeant Cignerella and his platoon are celebrating the end of the war. But Sergeant Cignerella has one large setback, neither him nor anyone else can figure out how or when the war ended.
Death Behind the Door (Episode 4)-- At an séance, a cynical Tristan is told by a psychic that there will be three knocks and death will be behind the door. Tristan dismisses the prediction but becomes increasingly wary when his friends' fortunes start to come true.
A Story To Tell My Grandchildren (Episode 5)-- A retired Janitor, Morgan, wishes he could go back in time and pursue his boxing career so he would have better stories to tell his Grandson. But he will soon discover that a wish doesn't always bring the future you expect.
Festival Awards for "Out of Pace"
- Official selection of The Green Bay Film Festival
- Winner of best short at The Best Shorts Competition
- An Award of Excellence at The Accolade Film Competition
- Selected for screening at The Hot Springs Horror Film Festival in October-
In the near future, we hope to collaborate with undiscovered, talented writers, actors and directors just like Serling did. We want to honor Rod Serling by continuing his great vision, creepy themes and unique story telling. Most of all, we want to help launch careers of these artists while entertaining and creeping out a large fan base with original stories that pertain to our modern times.
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