Maiden is a supernatural horror film about a modern-day witch who must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared. A new project from the team behind the horror‐adjacent web series GRAVES. Because now more than ever, the world needs witches.
Inclusion StatementMaiden is a story about women who fight for and save each other. Women who own their power. Though still early in development, we are not only committed to hiring a diverse team, but to hiring people who are underrepresented in their particular areas of the industry.
About The Project
In a small town in upstate New York, every seven years a young woman goes missing.
While drifting through, Nell befriends a local bartender while looking for a place to stay. When Nell can’t find her the next morning – and can’t find anyone who cares – she takes it upon herself to look for her. After pulling a few threads, she begins to discover that the men in this town do sinister things behind closed doors.
When Nell uncovers a pattern of missing women, a town scared into silence, and signs of the occult, she finds herself the target of the men behind it all.
But these men have never hunted someone like Nell. They’ve never hunted a witch.
Witches live on the outskirts of town. We go to them when we are desperate; they give us the things the mundane world can’t. The things our societies won’t allow. They give us power. And threaten the people who have power over us.
Now more than ever, the world needs witches.
After three years collaborating on GRAVES, a horror-adjacent comedy series following a young woman struggling with her demons, we want to play the genre straight and dig into what it means to be a witch in today’s world.
Maiden is a monster-movie turned upside down, where the witch on the edge of town is the hero. Where the men defending their homes are killers themselves. Where more than one girl gets to survive. Where only witches can save us.
Horror has the power to say things we can’t say in other narratives, and it has never felt more relevant and alive. But it’s going to take a little magic to bring our monsters to life. Luckily for us, we’ve got you.
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And, as a part of the Communal Nightmares Rally, at 1000 followers we will also get the opportunity to pitch our film to 3311 Productions and The Orchard.
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About This Team
In 2015, Terence cast Christine as the lead of the lo-fi horror web series GRAVES, and by the second season she had joined the team as a producer. Throughout production of the series, they discovered a mutual love for the supernatural, folklore, and all kinds of spooky things. After 3 seasons, 21 episodes, critical praise, and a Streamy nomination for "Best Indie Series," Christine and Terence decided to close the book on GRAVES, but not on their horror ambitions. In 2018 they will be developing and co-writing their first horror feature together, the supernatural and witchy “Maiden,” with the intent to go into production by 2019, with long-time collaborator Hugo Lopez composing the score.