“Their Masterpiece Awaits!”


The Divine Tragedies

“Their Masterpiece Awaits!”


Los Angeles, California: The Kondelik Brothers, Jon and James, are set to reveal more of The Divine Tragedies, to the bloodthirsty masses. As the brothers continue their film festival run, they have edited and released four new clips. The clips are titled: “Alley Scene,” “Masterpiece,” “Butterflies” and “Where are the Keys.” Each short scene shows more of the film’s central conflict and the motivations of two serial killing brothers: Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik) and Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman). These two characters are based on two real life murdering brothers, who would terrorize Chicago. More of that terror can be seen right now!


As well, the clips show more of the characters. Thomas and Charles are two characters cut from a different cloth. One brother, Charles, has no hesitation when it comes to murder, while Thomas shows more of a conscience as explored in the “Alley Scene.” The target of their murderous rage, Genevieve (Hannah Levien), is shot centrally within the “Masterpiece” clip; she knows little of the brother’s devious designs. The “Butterflies” clip amplifies a dank hotel room with blood red lighting. The lighting foreshadows the violence that is about to begin. Finally, “Where are the Keys” takes place late in the film, when the brothers are hounded by Homer Gaul, played by Ken Foree. The brother’s unity begins to crack, under the pressure of so much police scrutiny. As well, actress Barbara Crampton can be seen as Thomas and Charles’ mother, in this same scene. All of the scenes provide viewers with a greater insight on how the characters relate and conflict with each other.


Jon and James Kondelik continue to bring exposure to The Divine Tragedies through social media. The brothers are active on Facebook and on Twitter. Fans of horror can find out more on the film at both of these platforms, with film festival showings set to be scheduled there. You can support the film on social media, there also.


The four clips are available here:


“Alley Scene:” https://vimeo.com/128809008


A downloadable version of “Alley Scene:” https://app.box.com/s/jpjksfh1r6dztwqxixk58dtxbqx7zb4l


“Masterpiece:” https://vimeo.com/128809739


A downloadable version of “Masterpiece:” https://app.box.com/s/boxtchxz0ady4fcex3hx9roqmzcnpbqr


“Butterflies:” https://vimeo.com/132562613


A downloadable version of “Butterflies” is available here: https://app.box.com/s/iwbvov0pp4d1rbcx41smwm9tff55al8s


“Where are the Keys:” https://vimeo.com/132562988


A downloadable version of “Where are the Keys” is available here: https://app.box.com/s/0tt3w82b1io84palsaloqoxsc99ohbke


A trailer for the film is available here: https://vimeo.com/122359501

More details on the casting details are here: The Divine Tragedies


“A Serial Killer Fever Dream!”


The famous Leopold and Loeb ransom and murder case is being brought to the screen with The Divine Tragedies. This twisted tale of stalking, kidnapping and violent murder has been re-envisioned by director and writer Jose Prendes (The Haunting of Whaley House). A true tale of wits, the production team, including brothers and producers James and Jon Kondelik, are pleased to announce the attachment of actors Lynn Lowry and Sean Whalen to their terrifying tale. Actor Ken Foree has already announced his participation in the film, with more famous horror personalities set to be included soon.


The Leopold and Loeb murder case has been sensationalized in film previously. Alfred Hitchcock used this famous trial in his famous thriller Rope (1948). And, Prendes has his own interpretation of the case. In the story of The Divine Tragedies, Charles (Graham Denman) and his half-brother Thomas (Jon Kondelik) concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder. And when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But, problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree) is hot on their trail.


Fans of horror will recognize both Sean Whalen and Lynn Lowry from previous horror roles. Sean Whalen has had appearances in such tales as Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs (1991) and more recently in Hatchet 3 (2013). Director Prendes says of Sean and his character: “I wrote this really bizarre and sleazy character, who just so happened to have some endearing qualities and I always had Sean in mind for it.” As well, actress Lynn Lowry has appeared in dozens of horror titles. Her most prominent roles include The Crazies (1973, 2010) and Cat People (1982). Lowry has had several recent appearances in the horror genre and she has collaborated with Prendes previously in The Haunting of Whaley House (2012). Prendes says of Lowry: “Lynn is simply wonderful. She is the kind of actor that draws us in and makes us care. She easily changes the dynamic of a scene. I am honoured to be working with one of my favourite actresses again.” The production crew behind The Divine Tragedies is proud to bring Sean Whalen and Lynn Lowry on board one of this year’s most thrilling murder tales – The Divine Tragedies!


*filming begins at the end of February, 2014.


Director: Jose Prendes.


Producers: Jon and James Kondelik.


Cast: Lynn Lowry, Ken Foree, Sean Whalen, Graham Denman and Jon Kondelik.


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