Exclusive, gruesome first photos: Laotian filmmaker Mattie Do’s “DEAREST SISTER”


We first told you here about DEAREST SISTER, the second horror feature by pioneering Laotian filmmaker Mattie Do, and now we’ve got a round of exclusive stills and grisly behind-the-scenes makeup FX pics to share with you.

DEAREST SISTER is currently rolling as a Laos/France/Estonia co-production, with XYZ Films representing the film for U.S. distribution and Raven Banner Entertainment handling international sales. FX are being created by David Scherer, whose credits include HORSEHEAD, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, THANATOMORPHOSE, DEAD SHADOWS and THE THEATRE BIZARRE. The official synopsis reads, “Do’s sophomore feature tells the story of a village girl who travels to capital Vientiane to care for her rich cousin who has mysteriously lost her sight, and somehow gained the ability to communicate with the dead. Matters are further driven downfall by the cousin’s ambivalent marriage with an Estonian expat, who has his own dark secrets to hide. Music and radio celebrity Vilouna Phetmany and Estonia’s theatre and screen veteran, Tambet Tuisk [POLL, DEMONS, ZERO POINT] play the couple with Amphaiphun Phommapanya [CHANTHALY] starring as the village girl.”

Keep up with DEAREST SISTER at its Facebook page.






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