I’m obsessed with the “Mothman”, a winged creature with beaming red eyes that typical appears before a major disaster. They once made an excellent movie about it, The Mothman Prophecies, which starred Richard Gere as a reporter who is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.
The Mothman of Point Pleasant chronicles the historic happenings that took place over the span of 13 months in 1966-67 in West Virginia. After a late-night run in with a freakish flying “thing” near an abandoned munitions factory, four people report their sighting to local police which sparks a “media frenzy”. Over the following year more strange happenings take place as Men in Black and UFOs descend on the town.
But what actually happened in Point Pleasant? Learn the true story behind the infamous motorman accounts from the people who lived them in this follow-up to STM’s award-winning “Boggy Creek Monster”.
The documentary film looks to retell the Mothman legend through eyewitness testimony and the perspective of Point Pleasant citizens. The Mothman was first sighted in 1966 and sightings continued until around the time a bridge that connected the West Virginia town of Point Pleasant to the Ohio town of Gallipolis collapsed in 1967. The documentary will tell not only the Mothman stories but the entire thirteen month span between the first sightings and the bridge collapse.
Seth Breedlove, the film’s director promises recently-discovered history connected to the Mothman legends as well as new, untold encounter stories. He goes on the say that the collapse of the Silver Bridge is integral to the story but does not believe the tragedy was connected to the Mothman stories.
Small Town Monsters has produced three award-winning films including the recent, Boggy Creek Monster which took all honors at the annual Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Production of The Mothman of Point Pleasant was entirely self-financed though, a Kickstarter campaign to help fund post-production (as well as a fifth STM film, already in the works) will launch on February 2nd.
The Mothman of Point Pleasant has tapped Brandon Dalo to compose an original score (heard briefly in the teaser) and author and television personality, Lyle Blackburn, to executive produce and narrate. Zac Palmisano has returned as director of photography while Seth Breedlove directs, writes, and produces the film. Famed poster artist, Sam Shearon will contribute a brand new take on the Mothman in the official one-sheet.