British actor Michelle Collins (“Coronation Street,” “Doctor Who”) headlines the cast of horror-thriller “The Haunting of Helen’s Bridge.”
The film, directed by Stephen Presley (“Pandemic: the people, the conspiracy, the journey”) and written by Presley and Gemma Esau, recently completed principal photography. It explores the urban legend surrounding Helen’s Mountain and its infamous bridge, located at Asheville, North Carolina.
“The Haunting of Helen’s Bridge” follows the malevolent spirit of Helen, a grieving mother who, overwhelmed by the loss of her child, met a tragic end by tying a noose around her neck and hanging herself from the bridge. Actual paranormal footage captured at the bridge is woven into the narrative.
Collins said: “I’ve never been in a horror genre movie before, so I was thrilled when this opportunity came along. Despite initially being worried about having nightmares after the filming, I genuinely enjoyed the whole experience, and I’d love to make another horror now. I can’t wait for people to watch it.”
Presley added: “I aspired to craft a film that intricately blurs the lines between fact and fiction, creating a space where authenticity prevails in every element.”
The casting is by Ajo Kacmar of IO Casting, with Philippe Ashfield at Instant Entertainment serving as publicist. The film is produced by Silent D Pictures, led by producer Djonny Chen, along with Presley for Grimm Pictures, and Kacmar.
The film is scheduled for delivery in 2025.
Other films that are currently in production at Silent D include “High Wire,” featuring emerging star from Hong Kong, Isabella Wei; and “Influenced!,” a black comedy set in the world of social media influencers inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic 1891 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” headlined by Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch.