Plastic Age Productions, a subsidiary of RPG publisher Aegis Studios, has slasher film Raymond Did It in preproduction. It will be the publisher’s first feature length film.
Aegis Studios has been in the RPG market for about a decade; publishing the Contagion Modern Horror Roleplaying Game, an OGL Tabletop RPG set in a modern world torn apart by a shadowy war between the armies of Heaven and Hell.
Raymond Did It’s plot is true to its slasher roots. When twelve-year-old Bryce Rourke is accidentally killed in a playground scuffle, his friends decide to blame Bryce’s developmentally delayed older brother for the accident. Raymond is taken to a state hospital while the true killer walks free.
Six years later, Raymond escapes from the hospital to seek bloody revenge for his brother’s death.
The film has been written and directed by Travis Legge (Jimmy’s Basement, Nation Undead: Kept).
Rounding out the production team on Raymond Did It are Visual Supervisor and Camera Operator Tim Stotz and Picture Editor Robert J. Williams.
Tim Stotz has been a professional video producer for over a decade, with hundreds of commercials, several shorts, and a feature under his belt. His work can be found at timstotz.com.
Robert J. Williams is a freelance assistant editor and aspiring picture editor working mainly out of the Chicago area. He recently cut the trailer for a highly anticipated 2011 feature and assisted on a National PBS Documentary Special.
Raymond Did It stars Kyle Hoskins (Skeet Shooting, Nation Undead: Kept) as a developmentally delayed man framed for murder and bent on vengeance. A versatile actor, Kyle has previously played lovelorn slackers, average joes tormented by zombies, and brings a wide range of ability to the role of Raymond. Standing at 6′5″ tall, with a massive, bulky build, Kyle is among one of the largest, most imposing figures to take on the role of a slasher.
Lindsay Felton (VH1 Scream Queens, Grind) co-stars as Tammy, a young woman tormented by guilt for what she and her friends did to Raymond.
With years in front of the camera, having worked with some of the greatest talents in Hollywood, Lindsay brings experience and finely-tuned craft to this demanding role.
Elissa Dowling (Nightstalker, Dread) is a recent addition to the cast of Raymond Did It.
Elissa will be playing the role of Paige, the icy “leader” of her group of friends. Paige is cruel and manipulative to her friends and loves only herself. Everyone else, she tolerates.
Elissa, with over 40 horror movies to her credit, comes to Raymond hot off of the heels of After Dark Horrorfest IV.
Also joining the cast are Valerie Meachum (Cyrus) and Linda Cieslik (New Day)
The film is slated to begin principal photography in June and Aegis Studios continue to raise funds. Potential investors can contact Travis at raymonddidit (at) gmail.com (and I’m told stating your intent to invest in the subject line is a good way to get noticed!).
Future updates can be found at the Aegis blog or the official Raymond Did It website.