A Dramatic, Paranormal, Thriller
It’s a journey of self discovery. It’s about Family, friendship, sisterhood, instinct, light verses dark, growth, love and loss. This is a story of a group of high school seniors that embark on a spring break camping trip, to investigate the myths they had been researching and leaning from their History Teacher. During their trip, they stumble on an old haunted Indian Burial ground and get more than they bargained for when some of the group start to vanish. This film showcases some of best Northern Michigan has to offer, along with an all start cast. The myths leave our audience wondering what is real or not. As a story teller I hope to have left my audience with the ability to recognize each individual person is going through their own individual journey. As the characters get deeper into their paranormal investigations, they also go deeper within themselves. The representation of the chase is much like being hunted by a predator who recognizes their weakness and fears. It is what the predator hones in on, much like a pride of lions or pack of wolves hunting a herd or flock. They look for the weakness, the scared or the injured. If their prey is stronger they first attack, injuring it waiting patiently for their opportunity of attack for the kill. In society it is very much the same in competition, bullies in school, amongst one another. Urban myths is an analogy of every ones story.
I wanted to film on location in Michigan because there is no other state that could give the feeling through the geographical locations, community and myths. I picked Spring time to film because I wanted to capture a time of “Rebirth” when Death becomes Life which enhances the meaning to the story.
What is an "urban myth"? The dictionary tells us "a modern story of obscure origin and with little or no supporting evidence that spreads spontaneously in varying forms and often has elements of humor, moralizing, or horror." You've all heard about popular urban myths, like Bloody Mary, the dissolving tooth in the Coca-Cola, Walt Disney is cyrogenically frozen, and giant sewer gators below New York City. Our common sense tells us these likely aren't true, but 'what if'?
What are the urban myths that are being filmed? There are several:
The Myths of the Witchy Wolvesis an old Chippewa legend that has been passed down for generations. According to legend, there is a spirit animal - half dog and half wolf - that protects the souls and the graves of Native American warriors. It will attack anyone that disturbs the final resting place of Chippewa warriors.
MORE ABOUT THE MOVIE & HOW TO SUPPORT IT
Watch the trailer for the Urban Myths movie and then go here to help them fund this project on Indiegogo!