The Ybor City web series to be made by Dan Myrick, the director of The Blair Witch Project, doesn’t start shooting until next year, but its production studio has already released its poster plus a synopsis of the first episode.
The series, titled Black Veil, features six 15-minute fictional horror stories based on Ybor history.
The plot of episode one, according to the series’ official website blackveilonline.com, is titled “Camera Obscura” and follows Josette McCallum who, while at a Southern art exhibit, “discovers a photo seemingly taken from a horrific memory she had long suppressed. Soon, she is stricken with an ailment and nightmarish visions. She seeks out the photographer to solve this mystery and its unnatural affliction.”
The black-and-white poster created by Laura Sheridan and featured on the website is of a woman wearing a crown of thorns and hiding her face behind a white rose and black veil.
The episode is written by Chris Pickenpaugh and will be directed by Myrick. The series is headquartered out of Myrick’s Power Station production studio in Ybor. Preproduction begins next month, according to the website, but no further schedule or episode summaries have been released.
The Power Station’s first production, the feature-length movie Erwin, begins filming Jan. 13.
That movie is written and directed by Tampa native-turned-Los Angeles transplant Ali Scher. It is about a 12-year-old-girl who invents a popularity serum that flips the high school hierarchy on its head.