Nearly a year since the launch of upcoming psychological horror thriller, Bora, times have indeed changed for the independent production as it pressed onward with Covid-safety measures in place. Unfortunately it also meant a changing of hands, save for any other details to the matter that typically contribute to the kinds of mutability that independent films tend to endure.
Alas, all things relevant to Bora and its current progress now lie in the hands of film duo, actor/director Chyna McCoy (The Matrix) and co-director Innana Ishtar, who both share the helm with a few more rounds of principal photography currently pending. For what it’s worth, it also means there’s essential crowdfunding needed for the project to help cushion its post-production expenses, which includes music, editing, additional audio recording, special effects work, and much more.
It also means a few more gems of poster art, behind-the-scenes photos and marketing for the project, some of which lead actress Tiffany Toney (Lazarus) herself has graced us with to share just below until a full teaser can be produced and shared publicly. She also wrote the film which joins her alongside headliner Ajima Cole for a story that comes out of clear inspiration to further the posterity of BIPOC film professionals in genre cinema.
“This project is important because it allows women to be seen from a place of strength, and gives a female villain an opportunity to be a household name like Jason or Freddie… but hott and female!” says Toney. “It also highlights mental health issues and is inclusive to all races, genders, and acknowledges the LGBTQ community in a way that is not pressuring anyone to be anything other than themselves.”
Here’s the logline: “A naïve young woman sets out on a road trip to find herself on The Day Of The Dead. After befriending a seductive hitchiker, things take an unexpected turn and she discovers more than what she bargained for. Will she find herself, or will BORA seduce her, costing her everything she’s ever known to be real?”
Toney is also exec producing the project with McCoy and Ishtar, and with Kenneth Whack. Check out the Indiegogo campaign here to learn more about the project, as well as check out exclusive footage and details on how to contribute, and the perks you can earn as a supporter!