'Vampire Diaries' star Joseph Morgan makes directorial debut: 'Revelation' is a gripping ride into darkness

persia-white-revelation-joseph-morgan.jpgLast month, "The Vampire Diaries" villain Joseph Morgan premiered the 30-second trailer for his gripping new film, "Revelation." Now Morgan is set to publicly debut the ten-minute short at the Atlanta Film Festival, running from March 15-24 this spring. "Revelation" is Morgan's directorial debut, starring "TVD" alumna Persia White.

Zap2it got an exclusive first screening of the thriller -- and it was quite a white-knuckled ride. White plays a woman navigating a dark, post-apocalyptic world, where the home she once shared with her husband has become a house of horrors, marred by gruesome tragedy. After a savage confrontation, she's left with no choice but to venture out into the world and face the harsh realities that await her there.

The film's frenetic pace and accelerating heartbeat will leave you breathless, as will White's unsparing performance. The audience is privy to every fraught breath she takes on screen as she fights for survival. Meanwhile, the eerie calm of her voiceover provides for an unsettling contrast. Expect an ending that will make you want to watch the whole thing over again, immediately.

Check AtlantaFilmFestival.com for your opportunity to see the film -- they'll be announcing a screening schedule soon. If you're unable to make it to Atlanta for the showing, don't fret -- there will definitely be other opportunities to see Morgan's masterpiece in the future.
Photo/Video credit: Joseph Morgan