I was six years old when I fell in love with ghost stories. Not the hokey “campfire” ghost stories, the real ones. I would sit captivated whenever someone would recount a paranormal experience. These were stories of intrigue, excitement, and mystery. These stories let the listener use their imagination, and form their own conclusions based on personal faith, fears, or hope. As I grew older, I would visit the local bookstore and seek out books filled with details of ghostly encounters. A decade ago, the pickins were slim. Yesterday, I visited the metaphysics section of the same bookstore and found an entire wall full of ghost books.
When the Ghost Hunters television series debuted on the SyFy channel in 2004, I was instantly obsessed. I didn’t miss an episode, I bought all the DVDs, watched and re-watched the real adventures of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.). I wasn’t the only one. The success of Ghost Hunters sparked a landslide of similar television shows. Now, ghostly programming can be found all day long on networks such as SyFy, the History Channel, Bio, NatGeo, and more. The official Twitter of one ghost hunting show, @GhostAdventures, has 280,700 followers. Ghost hunting, as a hobby, has also sky-rocketed in popularity. Do a Google search for paranormal investigators and you’ll find hundreds of teams across the globe.
The Horror and Romance genres have been cinematic staples from the very beginning. Recently, with the success of “found footage” films like The Blair Witch Project and the Paranormal Activity franchise, the genre has been infused with a new “real” way to tell these stories. Also, the “handheld” style of cinematic romances has proven very popular with films like Once and Like Crazy. Audiences are flocking to them. Through the Veil is a marriage of these styles and genres.
Through the Veil is a film about the human spirit. It’s a ghost story about the people who are haunted, exploring the hearts and motivations for those who have loved and lost. It weaves thrilling “found footage” with a powerful romantic narrative. It’s filled with scares, romance, drama, and laughs... but most importantly, at its core: heart. It’s Paranormal Activity meets Nicholas Sparks. Elements of the film will appeal to audiences of all ages and fans of all genres. No film quite like this has ever been made. And now is the time to make it.
There is a global audience seeking the ghostly intrigue, excitement, and mysteries of the afterlife. There is a global audience seeking hope, faith, and spiritual magic. This film has a message for everyone.
There is a global audience waiting... The world needs Through the Veil.