There are some truly fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about The Blair Witch Project, as directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick took a very unique approach to the film. Much of what you saw on screen was unscripted and improvised, lending a quality of believability to the proceedings.
Set to premiere at FrightFest Glasgow is the Russ Gomm-directed The Woods Movie, which will tell all those stories. In the meantime check out a never-before-seen director’s note recently shared by star Joshua Leonard, which provides some insight into the unique filmmaking process!
The Woods Movie Synopsis:
In October 1997, a group of filmmakers ventured into the Maryland woods to produce a low-budget independent horror movie. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT would become a global phenomenon and began the “found footage” genre that remains a potent force today. Now, for the first time, you can see how that record-breaking groundbreaker came into being. From never-before-seen recordings of pre-production meetings, audition tapes, and test footage to the actual shooting, first preview screenings, and marketing at the Sundance Film Festival, all the key personnel guide you through the discussions and decisions that minted a shock sensation classic.