In 2018 New Zealand, a Maori Scottish Anthropology Professor
becomes entranced after visiting an offshore island. According to
legend the island is the home of terrifying 18th century ghost
'Heather', who starved to death after being sexually assaulted by a
ship captain. Unexpectedly, the Professor (Taia) finds artefacts
that help him to solve a mystery deeper than it appears...
Taia and his lover Lucy become entangled in the revengeful
antics of Heather, who forces them to confront her angry spirit -
unable to find peace. Parallel to terrifying supernatural
happenings, artist Lucy is stalked relentlessly and assaulted by
bad boy photographer Jimmy. Taia and Lucy - desperate to release
Heather into the spiritual world - make another trip to the
isolated island, whilst Jimmy meets his horrific fate.
AbandonWitch - a thriller horror - is a feature film in
development, with the potential to be a local/international
co-production. With a script in first draft, we are now ready to
create a video pitch that we can submit to feature film producers
The script is exciting, hauntingly compelling and features
current social issues intertwined in a story that will leave you
mesmerised! The video pitch will be 5-7 minutes, and we'll be
shooting in the Wellington region.
We are Black Tulip Creative - a collective of local and
international independent creators, who are committed to making
interesting, topically diverse and art house/indie media content.
We have big plans... and a limited budget...
Our crew: AJ Murtagh (Director), who was mentored by Jonathan
King (Director of Black Sheep), David Morrah (Director of
Photography), Mike Peters (Editor), Tyrone Foerster De Guzman
(Camera Operator), Lloyd Powell (Graphic Design), God's Orphan
Our video pitch cast: Lilia Askew ("Heather")
You can help to make this unique film fly by investing in the
creation of our video pitch. Your donations will help us to cover
the costs of costume hire, props, and the services of our director
of photography, camera operator, director, editor and graphic
Thanks for your support!
6 MONTHS AGO
The dress has been sourced for the video pitch, thanks to Costume Cave Wellington!
6 MONTHS AGO
We have now found an editor for AbandonWitch video pitch, Mike Peters!