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Highland Myst Entertainment and Wolfclan Productions have made available their recently completed steampunk-horror 15-minute short film The Mechanical Grave.

The year is 1895. Steam-powered ships fly through the air. Clockwork robots have replaced servants. And a grisly murder has taken place in the dark night of New York City. Called to the scene of the ritualistic murder, newly appointed police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt discovers Detective Wayne and his police officers power usurped by two special investigators appointed by the White House: Occultist Edgar Allan Poe, a clockwork automaton housing the soul of the literary legend, and Mrs. Emma Entwistle, a dangerous assassin with a unique connection to the Otherworld. When they elicit information from the demon Neshrew, a much darker and more dangerous plot of world domination is uncovered.

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The Mechanical Grave. Steeped in the popular Steampunk and horror genres, the story paints an alternative history of the Victorian Era world. Founded in the science fiction of steampunk grandfathers Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, The Mechanical Grave is an exciting adventure filled with robots, assassins, steam and clockwork powered inventions, magicians, demons, supernatural beings and a life in which magic is very real, although taboo.

Directed by Jon Keeyes (American Nightmare, Living & Dying), and written by Charles Burnley (Yankee Rose), The Mechanical Grave stars Nicole Leigh (Karma Police, Home Run) as Mrs. Emma Louise Entwistle, head of the White House’s supernatural secret service known as The Office of Esoteric Sciences (The OES), and Jonathan Brooks (Phobia, Spilt Milk) as Edgar Allan Poe, an automaton housing the famous poet’s soul and now working for The OES as an expert occultist. Matt Stephen Tompkins (Missionary Man, Killing Down) stars as Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt who discovers he holds some magical secret unknown even to himself, and Michael Crabtree (Temple Grandin, Tender Mercies) is the cynical Detective Wayne who wants nothing more than to find another honest cop in New York City. Last but not least, Charles Baker (Breaking Bad) appears as the smarmy demon and deliciously evil Neshrew.

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Poe, Roosevelt, Wayne and EmmaNicole Leigh as Mrs. Emma Louise Entwistle
Michael Crabtree as Detective Wayne
Charles Baker as Nesrew the Demon
Matt Stephen Tompkins as Theodore Roosevelt
Jonathan Brooks as Edgar Allan Poe

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He's the puppet master. You don't see him, but he pulls the strings that gets things done. He's the silent partner. He's black ops. If you notice his presence, it's the last thing you'll notice — because now you're dead. He's the shadow you thought you saw in that dark alleyway. You can have a conversation with him, and when you turn around to offer him a cup of coffee, he's already gone.
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