Wednesday, November 1, 2017

From the Writer's Studio: "The Dark Wood"

The Gauntlet is extremely pleased to announce the upload of the most recent Nevekari Enterprises short film project "The Dark Wood". Initially envisioned as a Halloween submission to the "Creepy Pasta" on-line horror / urban legend community, it has veered off course somewhat, and has become slightly more cinematic in nature.

The story itself is a nine or so page outing that tells the tale of a young man's peculiar "relationship" with a stretch of mysterious wood that lays just behind his family's home. Laced with existential observations and, in retrospect, some interesting dimensional perspective shifts, I think the film came out (both thematically and visually) pretty much the way I envisioned it when I first started writing it.

The narration was performed by actress Dannah Basgall, who I think did quite a good job, and if this doesn't demystify the project completely for anyone, the woodland footage presented in the film was shot in three different locations in both New York and Michigan with our Canon EOS C500 and with Rokinon lens. Aside from the environmental elements, the score is a another 391 & the Army of Astraea electronic sound scape. It is very nuanced and quiet at times, but also I think very creepy, and even beautiful in sections.

So, even if you don't celebrate Halloween, or you've already lost interest since it's November the first, I highly recommend that you lower the lights and cuddle up to your laptop like it's a roaring fireplace in a lonely country cabin and watch "The Dark Wood" while sipping  cup of coffee or cocoa, or eggnog. I think you might enjoy it. But remember, "Everyone knew to avoid the Dark Wood..."

Till next time.


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