Seth Smith's "The Crescent" is Headed to TIFF

When he's not slinging songs with Halifax mainstays Dog Day or making weird, densely-layered techno music with Chad VanGaalen, Seth Smith writes and directs beautifully macabre films with a sense of prescience and unease. His feature debut, 2012's "Lowlife" was a critical and cult favourite, eventually receiving a national theatrical release purely by a grassroots crowd-sourcing campaign.

His latest feature, "The Crescent," is a meditative, spiritual horror film that was shot on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, and features a chilling soundtrack by Smith, as well as starring Halifax musician Danika Vandersteen (Old and Weird, Building Confidence Through Play) in her first feature role.

Now, it's been announced that the film will be heading to the Toronto International Film Festival as part of their Midnight Madness section! You can check out a brand new clip of the film below.

Smith is still raising funds through an IndieGoGo campaign for the release of the film, and there are some amazing perks like a vinyl copy of the soundtrack or an exclusive premiere of the film that you can snag for a donation.

Sara Russell