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Are You Wild Like Me?

A string of missing person cases plague a small New England town. Could they be related to the infant girl who disappeared in the woods nine years prior?

Director’s Statement

About 3 years ago, I was listening to the song Bros by the North London band Wolf Alice in my car – I fell in love with the song, which evoked the same feeling I got when I first heard 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins. This feeling of freedom, wind in your hair, driving down the coast in your car with someone you care about – before the change over to social media. In Bros, there are the lyrics: “Jump that 43 / are you wild like me / raised by wolves and other beasts” and the imagery immediately popped into my head: a young girl, feral, wild, running through the forests with another feral child by her side. Two little beasts that aren’t bound by society, rules, morality – yet they understand on a base level the idea of platonic love. I also wanted to make something that was part of the horror genre, so I decided that the story would be a peek into the life of this feral child who assimilates and learns from “civilized” people by stalking and killing them for food. We raised a little under $6,000 on Indiegogo to fund the film, while Film Shortage also highlighted the campaign when it launched!

In the meantime, I have been working on a feature version of this story which is proving challenging and exciting – there are so many places this story can go. I’m hoping to get the feature based on this story off the ground in the next couple of years!

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