Witch Hunt | A Chat With Director Elle Callahan About Witch Persecution In America [Exclusive Interview]

Witch Hunt

These past few weeks we have been enjoying Marvel’s What If…? series where we explore alternate storylines to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we all know and love. So let’s take that same concept and apply it to our own history. Specifically, what if witches were real? What if supernatural powers were passed down from generation to generation in women? What kind of response would the government have? To look at this scenario we have Momentum Pictures’ feature horror/thriller, Witch Hunt.

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt is written and directed by Elle Callahan.  We find a different modern America where Witches exist and are hunted down by US authorities as witchcraft is illegal. For witches in America, their only escape is to make it across the border in Mexico where they can seek refuge.  The film stars Gideon Adlon, Abigail Cowen, Christian Camargo, and Elizabeth Mitchell.

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With the release of Witch Hunt this week, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with writer and director, Elle Callahan. She takes us through her creative process into developing this story. Also, she gives us more information about Alon’s character Claire. Then she describes her experience in working on a film with the most stunts that she has ever done. It was a great conversation that you can check out below!

Witch Hunt

Here is the synopsis for Witch Hunt

In a modern America where magic is real and witches are persecuted by US authorities, teenager Claire and her family are part of an intricate network that helps these women escape across the border to seek asylum in Mexico. However, when their mode of transport is disrupted by federal witch hunters, trouble befalls the family as they struggle to hide witches within the walls of their home. As witch hunters close in and strange magic begins haunting the family, Claire discovers that she may have more in common with these witches than she could have ever imagined.

Momentum Pictures’ Witch Hunt is now showing in theaters, On Demand, and Digital.

 

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