A darker retelling of Beauty and the Beast shot entirely in Iceland.
Once upon a time, a greedy prince cut down all the trees to build his castle. As punishment, he was transformed into a flesh-eating Beast. For years the Beast has haunted the land; his curse can only be broken by true love. But who could ever love a Beast? When her father becomes sick, a compassionate farm girl becomes prisoner to a flesh-eating beast to cure him.
About the project:
The Pasture is a love story told as a horror film. It has the pulpy thrills of an elevated genre movie, with the charm of a classic fairy tale. Our film centers around a complex female protagonist and engages with themes of environmentalism and the healing power of love. The Pasture will be completely shot in Iceland, leveraging local connections for production support and stunning locations.
Writer/Director Max Gold:
Andrea Snaedal (“Belle”)
This is Andrea Snaedal. She is as Icelandic as they get, as she can in fact trace her ancestry back to the founder of the country. In Iceland, she was active in the amateur theater scene for years before moving to Los Angeles. There, Andrea attended a two year conservatory program at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she trained both for theater and film. After graduating, she spent a year acting in various projects in LA – including Silicon Beach with Max Gold, which can now be accessed on Amazon Prime. When she’s not working on a project, you will find her at the piano, on the yoga mat, or lounging on the couch with a cup of tea and a book in hand.