http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/borle ... production'Borley Rectory' is to be an animated documentary about a very famous haunted house. It's a story I've been fascinated by since stumbling across it in the 'Usborne book of Ghosts' back when I was a young boy. The film is to be an exploration of the 'haunting's history' created in a similar 'collage / rotoscope' style as my previous animations. It will not only be an investigation of the facts but also a meditation on why this story - and hauntings in general - continue to fascinate.
My team on this are the trusted team I've worked with on all the projects plus a few very special guests: Avant garde audio darling Doctor Mick Grierson (Goldsmiths) will be providing sound design whilst the score will be provided by legendary composer / Siouxsie & the Banshees founding member Steve Severin.
The voiceover has been performed by celebrated British actor Julian Sands (who has worked with such disparate talent as Ken Russell, David Cronenberg and David Fincher). Producer honours will be going to Tony Earnshaw; celebrated genre author and previous artistic curator of the National Media Museum.
A short animation on Borley Rectory is looking for funding:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/borle ... production
Ten or fifteen years ago there was a Borley Rectory website, curated - to use the modern word - by Marianne's son. It contained a lot about her mental condition as well as ongoing investigations into the site of the rectory.
The website disappeared from view and was blocked from being archived by the usual bots, so there is little or nothing on the wayback machine etc. Only stray pages archived by enthusiasts may still exist; I had nothing in my own vaults, though I remember browsing the site on several occasions.
The detail, though once "published" may be gone for good.
Indeed, my Dad told me about it when I was about 5 years old (and as we all know, it's every son's duty to ignore his Dad) .. so I eventually watched it and he was right .. and it still scares the shit out of me now .. the finest haunted house horror film ever made.The only movie to make wallpaper scary! A great film.