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Tweetable Logline: The Mistover Tale is a haunting modern tragedy, inspired by Thomas
Hardy’s classic novel of isolation, “The Return of the Native”.A modern interpretation of Thomas Hardy’s novel “The Return of the Native”, The Mistover Tale is a story of angst, isolation, and self-obsession. It’s set on Martha’s Vineyard, an island that is home to the privileged and the working class. The rebellious heroine Cliona MacEgan marries a man who she hopes will take her off the island, and when he doesn’t, she takes up with her long-time lover. She rages against her plight, as forces conspire against her. Her relationships deteriorate, and petty events set off conflicts that lead her to fulfill her tragic destiny, and lead others to rebirth.
Writer/Director/Producer: Harry Tappan Heher
Cinematographer: Michael McDonough, ASC (“Winter’s Bone”, “Albert Nobbs”)
Editors: Petra Lent (“Stolen Childhoods”), Loic de Lame
Composer: Jerome Leroy (“The Hunger Games”, “Harold and Kumar’s 3D Christmas”)
About the Production: Since reading the novel “The Return of the
Native” in high school, I have always felt that its main themes are
still very relevant today. This is particularly true for people living
in remote places, where the desire to escape is often over-shadowed
circumstances that trap people. The novel’s main character, Eustacia Vye
is one of the strongest woman ever portrayed in literature, and has
inspired countless people of both sexes who have found themselves in
situations similar to hers, and this film is a modern retelling of her
story, set on a beautiful, famous but isolating island.
Current Status: 95% complete, fundraising for a sound mix and color correction. For
more information and to support this project, visit our IndieGoGo page!
For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page