THE 4TH REICH - DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT
Since I directed the award winning short film 'THE SOLDIER' we have strived to produce a worthy feature length version. The script titled - 'THE 4TH REICH' has been through many changes and has been passed through many production companies over the years. As a result, an old addage comes into play "too many cooks spoil the broth". I am now in a position where I can strip back the script and take it back to the premise that attracted everyone in the first place, sometimes this is the key to a successful movie, taking it back to basics.
I started development in 2008 after a successful festival run with 'THE SOLDIER', We achieved so much including securing an incredible cast members and a distribution deal with a high profile distributor. Through developing T4R I have met many incredibly talented people and I have had the pleasure of travelling across Europe seeking out those ideal locations.
This project is my baby and the thirst for producing this film will never cease until I have fulfilled the dream of directing it. The idea started way back in the mid nineties when a flurry of survival horror games were released. It began as a basic Nazi Zombie film and over the years it has changed with trends, at one point it was even a found footage film, but it will always be a very dark film - based on true events, real people and historical fact, those of you that have seen my debut feature 'BROKEN' can attest that I like to keep the story based in truth, reality and fact.
I want to assure everyone that 'THE 4TH REICH' is on the horizon, what I have learned from you over the years is that we have a dedicated and loyal fanbase, most of you have been patient and understand that it's tough out there, but independent filmmaking is breaking through, we're in a much better position than we were in 2008. Those of you that haven't been patient have shown me just how much our followers are passionate about this project.
SHAUN ROBERT SMITH.