Gregory Blair, filmmaker, writer, and actor, has just announced his latest project, his third film, titled The Mystery of Emma Thorn, which centers on a woman who has disappeared, and her husband and son are left to unravel how and why.
“This script wrote itself, in a way,” Blair states. “I originally thought I was going to write a more traditional mystery/thriller/horror sort of thing, but as I began writing, the characters led me down a more emotional path. Their connection, their love, their family dynamics and their grief all came out so strongly, they turned the film into something much more heartfelt and moving than I had planned. It’s now not just a mystery; it’s an emotional journey about loss, love and the causes and costs of lies.”
When beloved wife and mother Emma Thorn has gone missing, her husband Ari and her son Casper work with a police detective to try to find her. But the circumstances under which Emma left are puzzling. And Casper suspects Ari is haunted by something more than his wife’s absence. Bit by bit, the truth comes out, leading to a heartbreaking discovery.
“I’m excited to do something new,” Blair admits. “’Deadly Revisions’ was a moody, brooding psychological horror film and ‘Garden Party Massacre’ was a silly comedy horror spoof. Very different styles and moods, but both very plot-driven. ‘The Mystery of Emma Thorn’ is extremely character-driven; the thing that takes hold is what the characters are feeling, what they’re expressing…and what they’re not expressing. As much as Emma’s disappearance is the titular mystery, what’s going on inside the husband she left behind is just as intriguing a mystery and, in fact, the two mysteries are intertwined in a very unexpected way.”
The Mystery of Emma Thorn is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this July. To stay informed about that, casting, and more, visit the film’s official website.
Blair is not only an award-winning filmmaker but has also starred in many series like “Escape the Night,” and appeared in films such as s Garden Party Massacre, which he also directed.