31 July 2012


DefTone Pictures Studios is proud to announce the premiere of the first theatrical trailer for their hotly anticipated sci-fi horror film Ombis.

DefTone Pictures Studios Ombis is a 1950's styled science fiction movie set in modern times. It's the tale of an invasion of an alien virus which lands via meteorite in the small town of Metzburgh. Metzburgh is a former industrial town whose glory days are long past but whose residents are carrying on with their daily lives: loving each other and living life as best they can. In the midst of this idealistic backdrop, enter the hideous virus Ombis which is intent on taking over the planet Earth and changing its residents into a host for a new species.
The only thing that can stop Ombis is Nemesis, an alien from the same home planet as the virus who was sent here to contain the alien scourge. The Nemesis’ disregard for the human race puts him in a position to ensure that the Ombis virus will be eradicated since he doesn’t care about collateral damage and will use any means necessary to destroy his enemy. The real story of Ombis, however, is the human struggle of the residents of Metzburgh: to fight for their village and for their very survival.

With principal photography wrapping up, the movie is now in the beginning stages of editing which is being undertaken by Christopher Burns Jr. and Adam R Steigert. Michael Sciabarrasi, executive producer and actor (Mayor Logan) in the film, released this statement about the status of the production: "Ombis is a very effect-heavy film and I am proud that Adam [Steigert], our director, made sure not to use CGI for all the effects and kept many of the effects in the film practical. It makes our actors able to bring that much more to the table when they could interact with the effects, not just a green screen."

Ombis is based on a short story by Adam R Steigert and was written for screen by Janeen Avery, Mark Mendola, Terry Kimmel and Steigert. The cast features Richard Satterwhite (Sheriff Thomas Brackett), Sara Manzella (Lucy), Jason John Beebe (Mark), Alexander Sloan McBryde (Mr. Gray), Michael Sciabarrasi (Mayor Logan), and co-stars Lynn Lowry (News Anchor), Aryn Fitzgerald (Haley), Richard Winiatowski (Nemesis), Brenda Rickert (Sara) and Daniel George (Blake).

Now that the filming of Ombis is coming to an end, DefTone Pictures Studios has already lined up its’ next project: a short film written by and starring Ombis actor Jason John Beebe entitled To Release a Soul. The film also stars model Meylssa Jade in her first lead film role. Adam R Steigert has confirmed he will be directing the short which will be filming in September of this year. To Release a Soul is a character study of the interaction between a serial killer and his intended victim and what motivates each of them. The target release date is March 30th, 2013.

Ombis Theatrical Trailer: http://youtu.be/IWWMs9UPnRE

Ombis 2013 Teaser 2: http://youtu.be/0vw7_YSYjyg

Ombis Behind the Scenes look: http://youtu.be/RHMFQthpWbA

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