Dead Shadows

de David Cholewa



Chris’ parents were murdered when he was just a kid, on the same day the Halley comet was visible from Earth. Eleven years later, a new comet lights up the Parisian sky, and the population prepares to celebrate this exceptional event. But, as the night goes on, people start to act strangely, until they wind up transforming into horrible creatures. With the help of his neighbor John, Chris will try to survive a truly fearsome night. A hyper vitamin-enriched tribute to the pillars of 1980’s genre, from Carpenter to Spielberg, Dead Shadows is a midnight movie comme il faut, with suspense, shivers and action in abundance.


David Cholewa

After obtaining a masters degree in Law and a diploma in English. David entered the sales and acquisitions department of One Plus One (French distribution company) and and then took charge of film acquisitions for the distribution company Wolf.  In 2005 David Cholewa created DC-MEDIAS a worldwide sales company. The company established a broad and high quality catalog of films that tackled all genres: Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller and more.  In 2012 David founded a new production company, focused on genre efforts called CRYOFILMS along with César Ducasse from Addict Films (DARK SOULS). That same year David Cholewa produced and directed his first feature DEAD SHADOWS. Dead Shadows was shot in only 3 weeks, the movie had more than 100 CGI shots and practical effects.  Digital District (Enter The Void, The Artist, Babylon AD) created the 2D and 3D effects while the sound design was made by Alan Howarth (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Total Recall and some of the best John Carpenter movies). David Cholewa's next projects will be Black Gate and The Dark Zone, which he will produce and direct.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Midnight X-Treme
Original language: French