“The Case of Mary Ford” by award winning director Ben Mole starring Branko Tomovic (“Entity”, “Tesla”), Yannis Stankoglou (“Hostage”), Dimitra Hatoupi (“The Third Night”) with Tamar Karabetyan has just released a first trailer.
It’s adapted from the award winning short story by John Mole and tells the story of the Greek legend of the Vrykolakas, a vampire from the sea. “It combined period drama and the supernatural – two things I am consistently drawn to. I also liked that it wasn’t a traditional Western horror story but had an eastern mystique about it.”, says director Ben Mole.
Synopsis: New York City, 1913. Recent Greek immigrant Mary Ford is accused of killing her lover. Mary claims the real murderer is her husband. But her husband… is already dead. Her defense relies on the story of how she came to America. Her tale begins five thousand miles away in her birthplace in the old world, a village on the shores of the Black Sea in Greek Asia Minor. Here, a web of jealousy, intrigue, mystery, deceit, murder and finally escape leads us to a dramatic climax, in which love endures beyond the grave.
The film has a very beautiful, unique look to it, it’s very creepy and eerie. Ben Mole said “It was important to get the period right and the look and style came from that. I have always found the stone houses, dark seas and monochrome clothing of the eastern meditteranean beautiful and evocative without being pretty. It is very atmospheric.”
The Case of Mary Ford is currently doing the film festival circuit and recently premiered at the prestigious Aesthetica Film Festival, Van d’Or Cannes In A Van, Busho, CineArt Film Festival and also won awards at the Cyprus International Film Festival and Peloponnesian International Film Festival.
You can watch the trailer here.