Writer/Director: Gary Hawes
Andrew Chapman has decided to take his family on a weekend getaway to their rustic cabin on Lost Lake. It’s a chance for his children, Claire (17) and Thomas (12), to spend some quality time with his new girlfriend, Laura, in nature’s tranquil beauty. Their peaceful vacation is soon brought to an abrupt halt with the arrival of a horrifying creature hell-bent on carnage. Realizing that the only chance of survival is getting out of the woods, the Chapman family find themselves fighting to survive as this mythical beast, long presumed to be a figment of over-active imaginations, methodically stalks them.
With no lines of communication and no way out, they must rely on a mysterious hunter, who may know more than he lets on.
About Gary Hawes
Gary Hawes is a filmmaker with close to 20 years of film experience. As one of the top Assistant Directors in Canada, he has worked side by side with such filmmakers as Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Bryan Singer (X-Men 2), Roland Emmerich (2012), Jason Reitman (Juno) and Neill Blomkamp (Elysium). Gary has also made five short films that have been screened at film festivals and distributed around the world featuring the likes of Tony award winner Alan Cumming and BAFTA award winner Ioan Gruffudd. His feature film debut was the 2013 mockumentary “Leap 4 Your Life” distributed by Pacific Northwest Pictures. In 2007, Gary came up with the idea for “The Woods” and began writing it. It won the Praxis Screenwriting Fellowship in 2008 and was optioned by Brightlight Pictures in 2014.