Legends of the Appalachia’s “Mothman” have been told by locals and Hollywood alike, but this June an award-winning film company from Ohio will put their own stamp on the story. Small Town Monsters began filming their fourth film, titled “The Mothman of Point Pleasant”, back in September but this week they’ve released the first look at the film via an eerie teaser trailer. Check it out here:
The documentary film looks to retell the Mothman legend through eyewitness testimony and the perspective of Point Pleasant citizens. The Mothman was first sighted in 1966 and sightings continued until around the time a bridge that connected the West Virginia town of Point Pleasant to the Ohio town of Gallipolis collapsed in 1967. The documentary will tell not only the Mothman stories but the entire thirteen month span between the first sightings and the bridge collapse.
Seth Breedlove, the film’s director promises recently-discovered history connected to the Mothman legends as well as new, untold encounter stories. He goes on the say that the collapse of the Silver Bridge is integral to the story but does not believe the tragedy was connected to the Mothman stories.
Small Town Monsters has produced three award-winning films including the recent, Boggy Creek Monster which took all honors at the annual Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Production of The Mothman of Point Pleasant was entirely self-financed though, a Kickstarter campaign to help fund post-production (as well as a fifth STM film, already in the works) will launch on February 2nd.
The Mothman of Point Pleasant has tapped Brandon Dalo to compose an original score (heard briefly in the teaser) and author and television personality, Lyle Blackburn, to executive produce and narrate. Zac Palmisano has returned as director of photography while Seth Breedlove directs, writes, and produces the film. Famed poster artist, Sam Shearon will contribute a brand new take on the Mothman in the official one-sheet.
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