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SÉANCE Film

Back the female-led team of SÉANCE — a nuanced Gothic thriller about grief, adultery, and ghosts!

Last Funded July 2022

$484,050

raised from 328 investors

Highlights

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Previous feature SCRAP starred Anthony Rapp, Lana Parrilla, Beth Dover, and Khleo Thomas
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As award-winning alumni of 50+ film festivals, we have strong relationships within the industry
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You want to support an all-female directing, writing, and producing team, and elevate female voices

Our Team

SEANCE allows us to build on the model of low-budget, high-quality filmmaking we established with our first feature, while moving into the genre space and setting our investors up to benefit from a marketplace that is hungry for well-made horror films.

WHO WE ARE

A Season of Rain” is a production company founded by Producer Rachel Stander in 2020. Our first feature film, SCRAP, was shot in 2021 and completed in 2022 on schedule and under budget. We have already built a stellar reputation in a short period of time for our professionalism and taste.

Which brings us to our second feature film…

SÉANCE

Logline

A Victorian woman contemplating adultery is forced to take refuge from a storm at the home of her potential lover and his unstable wife, who claims to be haunted by their dead child.

Setting

California. The seaside. 1892.

Tone

Mature, intelligent, psychological horror.

“I’ve always loved the Impressionist painters. The characters of Emma and Albert are artists, and I’m interested in exploring how the look of SÉANCE can be influenced visually by the way artists in the late 19th century interpreted the world around them… ”
“…and it’s also an exploration of marriage. What binds two people together and what tears them apart?”

-Vivian Kerr, writer/director

About Us​

Vivian Kerr is an LA-based actor, writer, producer, and director. In 2020, she was a Finalist in Sony Pictures TV’s Rising Storytellers Search with her pilot FIVE POINTS, about the female-led gangs of 19th century New York, which was also invited into the 2021 Stowe Story Labs and selected as one of eight pilots for the 2021 Women's Weekend Film Challenge TV Pilot Accelerator.

Her feature script, SCRAP, was a Second Rounder in Sundance's Development Lab and a Top 10 Finalist in Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Competition. Co-starring Anthony Rapp, Lana Parrilla, Beth Dover, and Khleo Thomas, SCRAP will premiere in 2022, marking her feature film directorial debut.

Rachel Stander is a producer working in narrative film and television. Her upcoming feature SCRAP, an intimate indie drama feature about the secrets we keep from the people who love us the most, will premiere in Fall 2022.  Previous work includes JULIAN, a dark comedy short film, and LYSISTRATA 2.0, a PSA-style get-out-the-vote project. Under the banner of her production company, A Season of Rain, Rachel is committed to cultivating and shepherding stories for the screen about challenging, complex women.

Overview