LOON LAKE is a Minnesota ghost story; in which a grief stricken man seeks the quiet and solitude of rural Minnesota. But when he accidentally disturbs the grave of a woman who was beheaded for witchcraft, a series of terrifying events unfold, and he must save himself before her vengeful spirit comes for him in three days time. It is a dark exciting thriller that explores the beliefs and superstitions of the Minnesota countryside, and re evaluates them in contemporary times.
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ANSEL FARAJ (Director, Co-Writer)
ANSEL FARAJ decided at the age of 6 to be a film director, and has spent the past 19 years working steadily towards that goal. Supported by his family and a talented repertoire company of actors, he has directed seven feature films and countless short subjects, operating on a budget of chewing gum, shoestring, and sheer determination. He is an award-winning independent American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for such films as the revisionist DOCTOR MABUSE films starring “Dark Shadows” cast members Jerry Lacy, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, Christopher Pennock, and Linden Chiles (released theatrically in limited release in May 2013). In 2014 He wrote and directed a 6-part anthology web series THEATRE FANTASTIQUE, featuring Christopher Pennock, Sally Kirkland, Lisa Blake Richards, Jerry Lacy, and Lara Parker – which is available to stream on YouTube, with a Season 2 debuting online September 2017, and coming to DVD from Alpha Video.
In 2015 he released the short film WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DETECTIVE ADAM SERA? a comic book themed short, which was followed by four additional ‘Detective Adam Sera’ installments; and his feature film, the Lovecraft Noir THE LAST CASE OF AUGUST T HARRISON starring Jerry Lacy and Nathan Wilson began making the rounds at film festivals across the country. In October 2017, his “haunted house” epic THE NIGHT-TIME WINDS will be released to DVD from Alpha Video. He is currently in production on a non-genre project, WILL & LIZ, a contemporary love story told in four seasons. His production company Hollinsworth Productions can be found online at www.hollinsworthproductions.com
NATHAN WILSON (Lead Actor, Co-Writer, Producer)
NATHAN WILSON is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. He grew up on a farm in Southwest Minnesota, always dreaming about the movies. He attended college in Mankato, MN, and while there began taking acting classes, and was the first person in MSU Mankato history to be cast in major roles in plays, while simultaneously not majoring in theater. After graduating college (a Sports Management major and a Marketing minor), he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
In 2013 he was cast opposite “Dark Shadows” cast members Jerry Lacy, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker and Christopher Pennock in the fantasy thriller DOCTOR MABUSE, as the doomed hero Inspector Lohemann. The film was received a limited theatrical release in 2013, and was followed with a sequel in 2014, with the cast reprising their roles. In 2015 he co-produced and played sci-fi writer H.P. Lovecraft in the award winning thriller THE LAST CASE OF AUGUST T HARRISON, which played across festivals nationwide. He wrote, produced, and starred in the short film A GAMBLING MAN, and was a recurring player on the anthology series THEATRE FANTASTIQUE. His latest feature is WILL & LIZ, which he co-wrote, produced and starred as Will, which will play the Other Venice Film Festival in 2018 and be available on major streaming platforms this fall. His production company Round Town Productions, LLC has produced 2 shorts films and 1 feature. They are currently in Pre-Production on its 2nd feature film LOON LAKE, to be shot on location in Minnesota.