Ethan Race has revealed the trailer for his folk-horror film, TEMPLEWOOD: A QUEST FOR FREEDOM, after the film was announced as an Official Selection for Fright Night Film Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, which is to take place this July 2013.
Set around a village located deep in the Scottish Highlands, Temple Wood: A Quest for Freedom tells the story of Martin’s odyssey into a nightmarish world of Pagan sexual rituals and Druidic practices whilst searching for his beloved tutor who has mysteriously disappeared. Combining the bizarre atmosphere of the Cult-movie ‘folk-horror’ genre with the thematic weight and experimentalism of an ‘art-house’ film, Temple Wood depicts a young man’s journey into his subconscious whereby he must come to terms with an abusive childhood and his own repressed sexuality.
Directed Ethan Race added, “Temple Wood is the result of a 7 year search for a creative method of film making which can truthfully express the nature of the mind. Drawing inspiration from David Lynch’s Inland Empire, where, in refusing to scrutinize his ideas with logic Lynch chose rather to construct the film based on a belief that ‘because all things are unified, this idea over here would somehow relate to that idea over there’, I set off for the Highlands to shoot the film with nothing but a loose script and a set of constantly evolving ideas. The result, I hope, is an organic expression of the mind’s undying will to be free from the repression that controls it through fear.”
Check out the trailer below. For more info, visit templewoodfilm.com
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