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by Indiewire
May 29, 2014 10:43 AM
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Project of the Day: 'Beacon Point'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Beacon Point 

Tweetable Logline: The woods are scary for a reason.


Elevator Pitch: A group of hikers on the Appalachian Trail stumbles across an ancient secret that threatens their survival.

Production Team:

Directed by
Eric Blue

Writing Credits
Eric Blue
Traci Carroll

Produced by
Matt Ackerman
Eric Blue
Scott Salamon

Music by
Kevin Riepl

Cinematography by
Jim McKinney


About the Production: If you’ve ever been hiking or camping alone, far away from civilization, you know how creepy things can get. That was my inspiration for writing "Beacon Point." My goal was to take these experiences and channel them into a fresh story. I wanted to write a horror-thriller screenplay that would break many of the cliches and imagery that so many movies have rehashed. For example, our protagonist, or hero, is a woman. "Beacon Point" melds American Indian legends and an ominous and remote area of the Great Smoky Mountains to create the perfect environment for our story.

Current Status: Post-production. All that's left is music, visual FX and coloring. Release date is September 2014


For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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46 Comments

  • Carrie Happy Bryant | July 18, 2014 8:15 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this! Filmed in my back yard. Great people. Very Excited!

  • Paul | June 9, 2014 10:12 AMReply

    Can't wait to see this !!

  • Felix | June 9, 2014 12:51 AMReply

    Spooky - like the premise of backpack camping and ancient native American Indian spirits.

  • Varner Holmes | June 8, 2014 10:01 PMReply

    Beacon Point gets my vote!!

  • Linda | June 8, 2014 9:24 PMReply

    This movie sounds awesome. Yes, I would like to see it.

  • M2 | June 8, 2014 7:41 PMReply

    I'd like to see this flick

  • Tonya westmoreland | June 8, 2014 7:05 PMReply

    This would be my pick

  • Rosa | June 8, 2014 2:57 PMReply

    Beacon Point got my atention and my vote!

  • Paul Wilkis | June 8, 2014 11:54 AMReply

    This would be my choice.

  • Dani | June 8, 2014 10:49 AMReply

    Beacon Point. Looks amazing. Gets my vote

  • Clarissa Valentine Gant | June 8, 2014 10:48 AMReply

    I'd love to see Beacon Point!

  • Dot Blum | June 8, 2014 10:30 AMReply

    Very timely and great concept. Got my vote.

  • Michael Scimeca | June 8, 2014 9:18 AMReply

    I'm voting for Beacon Point!

  • Judy Keating | June 8, 2014 8:51 AMReply

    Beacon Point gets my vote.

  • Marilyn | June 8, 2014 6:43 AMReply

    I'm interested. Beacon Point my choice.

  • Garrison Baker | June 7, 2014 9:51 PMReply

    Well done! Beacon Point is my choice.

  • Deena hopkins | June 7, 2014 6:57 PMReply

    Looks great. I am a camper, or I was, and I want to see this movie.

  • VIC lAMBERT | June 7, 2014 5:40 PMReply

    I want to see Beacon Point. It looks like the "BLAIR WITCH PROJECT" OF 2014 !

  • Ron Baker | June 7, 2014 3:27 PMReply

    Go Beacon Point

  • PSA | June 7, 2014 2:52 PMReply

    I vote Deacon Point

  • Kelly | June 7, 2014 2:43 PMReply

    Can't wait to see it in the theater!

  • Deborah Bowman | June 7, 2014 11:42 AMReply

    I VOTE BEACON POINT!!!

  • Collin Alexander | June 6, 2014 8:01 PMReply

    Beacon Point... Brilliant

  • Marilyn Wankel | June 6, 2014 6:27 PMReply

    I vote for Beacon Point!!!!

  • Jennifer | June 5, 2014 5:14 PMReply

    Definitely agree with Jessica Hargrove... can't wait to see this female empowered movie!!

  • Sherry | June 5, 2014 4:54 PMReply

    Anxious to see Beacon Point!

  • Jeanne | June 5, 2014 4:16 PMReply

    Can't wait to see Beacon Point!!

  • Joan | June 5, 2014 2:43 PMReply

    Can't wait to see it!

  • jennie | June 4, 2014 3:16 PMReply

    Beacon Point! Beacon Point! Beacon Point!

  • James Rozzell | June 3, 2014 11:22 PMReply

    Looks good Eric and will see the movie when its released.

  • Jessica Hargrove | June 3, 2014 6:22 PMReply

    I can't wait to see "Beacon Point". I love it when a women is the hero. It makes me feel so empowered as a lady. This looks like an "A" class flick.

  • Sloane Warren | June 3, 2014 10:34 AMReply

    Amazing talent, a must see thriller!

  • Amy Williams | June 2, 2014 7:13 PMReply

    Love this movie already and the people behind it are first rate, incredible talent.

  • Blue | June 2, 2014 11:28 PM

    Thanks, Amy! We appreciate your support!

  • Gary | June 2, 2014 4:05 PMReply

    Very professional ... they know what they are doing ... and want to do.

  • Blue | June 2, 2014 11:29 PM

    Thank you, Gary. We've put a ton of work into Beacon Point.

  • Mo Bruhns | June 2, 2014 1:12 PMReply

    I reckon it's going to be awesome

  • Blue | June 2, 2014 11:35 PM

    Mo!

  • Susan | June 2, 2014 1:04 PMReply

    Can't wait to see it!

  • Blue | June 2, 2014 11:36 PM

    Thanks, Susan.

  • Herb Koross | June 2, 2014 12:32 PMReply

    Very hard working and ambitious undertaking!

  • Blue | June 2, 2014 11:35 PM

    Hard working and ambitious indeed! Thanks!

  • Kelli | June 2, 2014 11:51 AMReply

    In movie as an extra... Going to be an awesome movie!!!

  • Blue | June 2, 2014 11:30 PM

    Kelli, thank you for being part of Beacon Point.

  • William Regno | June 2, 2014 11:30 AMReply

    Great movie concept and fantastic writing.

  • Blue | June 2, 2014 11:34 PM

    Thanks, Bill!