About the Film
In a Foreign Town
Horror, Fantasy
In a Foreign Town
11 minutes
United States
Butcher Bird Studios

IN A FOREIGN TOWN is a short horror film based on the stories of acclaimed author Thomas Ligotti who the Washington Post has called “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction.”

Recovering from a suicide attempt, a troubled man recalls a strange childhood journey to a town with no name—and the horrifying apparition that has followed him ever since.

IN A FOREIGN TOWN is a proof-of-concept for an anthology TV series which is currently in active development.

Production Team
Production Company - Butcher Bird Studios is a premiere full-service creative and production studio led by a team of multi-faceted creators. From Virtual Production to live-streaming and interactive formats, we harness razor-edge technology to tell engaging cinematic stories for a global audience.Read More
Director/Screenwriter - Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Michael Shlain is a writer-director working in Los Angeles. Trained as an actor, he began his professional career as a literary agent before heeding the persistent cries of his soul and returning to his roots as a filmmaker. He is a founding partner at Butcher Bird Studios.Read More
Author - Thomas Ligotti has been called “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” by the Washington Post. Winner of the Bram Stoker lifetime achievement award, he is among the most acclaimed horror writers of the past 30 years. Ligotti’s short stories have been published by Penguin Classics and adapted into graphic novels by Fox Atomic Comics.Read More
Producer - Jason Milligan guides the visual look of Butcher Bird Studios. His experiences span the fields of animation, design, visual effects, comic books, TV news, puppetry, directing, and adventure filmmaking. Jason is also the creator of the G.O. Get Outside brand and the host of its podcast series.Read More
``Mr. Hatcher`` - Yuri Lowenthal is an actor known for film (Any Bullet Will Do, Con Artists), TV (Orbital Redux, Sarah Connor Chronicles), animation (Ben 10, Young Justice), anime (Naruto, Gurren Lagann) and video games (Prince of Persia, Spider-Man). He is a writer and producer, and recently published Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition, an updated version of the book he wrote with his wife, Tara Platt.Read More
``Dr. Groddeck`` - Film: Annabelle, Blow, Mask of Zorro, Legend of Zorro, Meddler, Santa Fake, Shade, Lonestar, La Llorona. TV: Shooter (Recurring), NCIS, The Mentalist, Stargate SG-1 (long running recurring as Bra’Tac), Stargate: Continuum (series regular, Kagame), Once Upon a Time (recurring as Geppetto), Will & Grace, Seinfeld, West Wing . VO & Mo-Cap: Castlevania, Walden Pond, World of Warcraft, Fallout, Black Ops,Star Wars Jedi :Fallen Order.Read More
``Young Hatcher`` - Jack McGraw began acting at the age of 6 and has guest starred or recurred on multiple TV shows including Workaholics, Criminal Minds and the Netflix limited series Godless). He has also voiced characters in major animated films including Toy Story 4 and The Good Dinosaur. Jack’s favorite pursuit is creating stop motion films where he is developing into a true directing talent. He is represented by Coast to Coast Talent and Wildbriar Talent Management.Read More
``Father`` - David Rees Snell is an actor known for The Shield, Last Resort and Sons of Anarchy. Other recurring roles include S.W.A.T., Party of Five, Silicon Valley, Major Crimes and The Unit.Read More
``The Showman`` - Dave Snyder A.K.A. ``Strange Dave” is an American actor, contortionist, and fire breather. He is best known for portraying non-human creatures, usually via heavy make-up and visual effects. Notable works include The Smiling Man (2015), by Director and VFX Superstar AJ Briones, and the Demon in The 27 Club (2019) by Patrick Fogarty. As well as appearances in music videos such as Katy Perry's Chained to the Rhythm. (2017)Read More

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