New England actor and director Conor Timmis completed his short film The Silver Key earlier this year. He has submitted to over 30 film festivals and it will play at the Underground Horror Fest in Oklahoma. Timmis recently appeared as an extra in the Angelina Jolie film Salt and also worked as an extra in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.
The Silver Key, which is an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, was shot in New Haven, Middletown and Bloomfield, Connecticut. Conor teamed up with CT filmmaker Gary Fierro, who co-directed and produced. The film is based on the final paragraphs of Lovecraft’s short story by the same name. Timmis starred as the Randolph Carter.
The story is about a despondent, middle-aged man searching for the dreamland he used to frequent as a little boy. One night in a dream, his grandfather tells him to find a silver key that will take him back there. Timmis starts the film at this point, where Carter returns to his childhood home and then finds the cavernous entrance to dreamland, where he disappears forever. “I found the perfect cave in New Haven where British outlaws had hid from the King of England. They ended up in Massachusetts and were never caught,” said Timmis about the historic significance of Judge’s Cave in New Haven’s West Rock Park. Ludlow, Massachusetts actor/rocker Kris Keyes is also featured in The Silver Key as the stogie smoking FBI agent. Watch the 10 minute film here:
Conor is most known for his role as Boris Karloff in Kreating Karloff and was also in Sensory Perception. He also just came back from shooting horror flick The Curse of Yig, which is another H.P. Lovecraft remake. For more info on this up-and-comer, check out Conor’s blog for updates on his acting and directing projects.