This upcoming supernatural thriller has a plot featuring a suave local sheriff as the primary protagonist who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect his family, town and duty demands from evil threats. Taken up by Steel Yard Pictures and Legacy Media Ventures, the upcoming feature film is titled, ‘The Dire Wolf’. ‘The Dire Wolf’ will focus on Hank Whitmore, a New Mexican sheriff who has a reputation of being stubborn. Yet, being incredibly sharp, he begins to realize that his town is under active threat from supernatural events. In his quest to rid the place of the evils, he aligns with the Navajo Nation.
Steel Yard Pictures is an established production company whose projects include, ‘Medieval’, ‘Maggie’, ‘The Power of Few’ and more. Legacy Media Ventures is an emerging production company that will be collaborating with Steel Yard Pictures for ‘The Dire Wolf’.
Details on the Crew, Location and More
Seeing as how the plot for ‘The Dire Wolf’ is set in New Mexico, the film will be shot at the place. Viewers can expect the stellar landscapes of the Navajo Nation to make an appearance. The production crew for the film will supposedly comprise of Leone Marucci, Roy Scott Macfarland, Jeffrey Katz, Randy Mendelsohn, Matthew Coates, Kenneth Heilfron. Leone Marucci is the founder of Steel Yard Pictures and is a known filmmaker. Roy Scott Macfarland is a part of the Tetrad Studios and has co-produced the film, ‘The Inhabitant’ which is a Steel Yard Pictures production. Jeff Katz, Randy Mendelsohn, Matthew Coates, Kenneth Heilfron are other established producers.
Andrzej Bartkowiak will be serving as the director for ‘The Dire Wolf’ while Ry Cook will be composing the screenplay for the movie. Andrzej Bartkowiak is an established filmmaker who is known for, ‘Romeo Must Die’, ‘Maximum Impact’, ‘Lethal Weapon 4’ and more. Ry Cook is a known artist whose other works include, ‘Washed’ which premiered in 2014.
The Navajo Nation
Being home to the Native community of America, the Navajo Nation is a place rich in culture, myths, arts, craft and several festivities. The legends of the nation revere nature and look up to it for guidance. Enriched with hundreds of tribal settlements and oral narratives passed down through generations, it is a good example of communal living. Understandably, New Mexico serving as the location for the plot of the story for ‘The Dire Wolf’ makes sense as the place and its legends serve as massive inspirations to the modern day mythical tales. It will be interesting to see how the upcoming production does justice to the place and its culture.