It all started when…
In April 2017 I was approached by the head of the Tonga Film Commission to write a screenplay.
They wanted a horror film that would take place in Tonga. The idea was Exorcist in the tropics. I'm a horror geek that has seen almost every horror film known. Some of my heroes are Romero, Argento and Darabont. I wanted to create something that didn't just fit into the genre, but utilized the backdrop of the beautiful South Pacific.
This is what I came up with:
Have you ever had true happiness slip through your hands? Shannon has. With nothing left inside of her, she leaves for Tonga and the Peace Corps with the hopes of finding something that will fill this void. Little does she know that there is a void on the island older and crueler than anything most have ever known. What awaits Shannon on this sleepy island and will she find peace within before this dark void grabs her.
First five pages of my story: