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Project of the Day: 'Beacon Point'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 29, 2014 at 10:43AM

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.
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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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