A new trailer for James Ojala’s Kickstarter funded eco-thriller Strange Nature was just released, and we have it here for you now. In the above trailer, mutated frogs are only the beginning of a much larger outbreak. According to the film’s official website, “Strange Nature is an Eco-Thriller feature film based on true unsolved outbreaks of wildlife mutations.”
Synopsis from the Strange Nature Kickstarter page:
Based on a true unsolved ecological mystery. The script concerns a struggling yet forceful single mother and her shy son as they start their lives over. By moving in with her estranged hermit father in the backwoods of a small town, Kim and Brody find themselves in the middle of this horrendous phenomenon where deadly offspring mutations spread from animals to humans.
Strange Nature was written and directed by James Ojala, and is his first feature length film. Prior to Strange Nature, Ojala has directed shorts and worked in the special effects and makeup departments for such films as Jackals, John Dies at the End, Thor, and Tron: Legacy, just to name a few from his impressive and lengthy list of credits. Strange Nature stars Stephen Tobolowsky (The Barber), voice actor Carlos Alazraqui (Gnome Alone), John Hennigan (Sharknado 5), and Tiffany Shepis (Victor Crowley).
Ojala started a Kickstarter campaign for the film in 2013. You can read more about the production of the film by visiting the Kickstarter page here. Also, be sure to check out the film’s official website. Both are full of interesting videos, on-set photos, and a peek at many of the practical effects that are used in the film.
This is one I’m looking forward to. With its subject matter, Strange Nature reminds me of Barry Levinson’s 2012 ecological horror film The Bay. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.