Night Whispers | 2013 | Dir. Blair Hoyle, Michael Hill, Bobby Canipe, David Bennett, Taylor Pleasants, and Andrew Dyson
With a film festival deadline quickly approaching, two aspiring filmmakers attempt to pitch quality ideas to each other.
Night Whispers is an award-winning horror-comedy anthology film. Created on a modest budget using a crew of first-time filmmakers, the film found surprising success on the festival circuit, receiving the Best Regional Feature award from MonsterCon 2013, Best Feature award from RoundCon 2013, and Best Feature award from ValhallaCon 2014.
Written and produced by Blair Hoyle and Michael Hill, the film features segments directed by Bobby Canipe, David Bennett, Taylor Pleasants, Andrew Dyson, Hoyle, and Hill.
The Beckoning | 2013 | Dir. Andrew Dyson
Four college students travel to a mysterious road in the middle of a forest.
The Beckoningis a feature-length horror film that was released in the underground on October 31, 2013. Directed by Andrew Dyson from a screenplay by Dyson and Blair Hoyle, the film was conceptualized, written, produced, edited, and released over the course of six days. Utilizing long takes and a heavy use of improvisation, The Beckoning's limited edition home video release sold out in one weekend.
The film stars Jason Farmer, Samantha Hunt, Stefani Cronley, Blair Hoyle, and Courtney Latterner alongside Robert Lenski, Michael Bardon, and Andrew Dyson. It was produced by Dyson, Hoyle, Bardon, and Michael Hill, and features cinematography by Daniel Troyer.
A college student's mental health rapidly declines as she battles depression.
Black, White, & Blueis an experimental short film that follows a young woman's struggle with everyday life. Featuring intense performances, beautiful imagery, and crisp cinematography, the short has received much acclaim on the festival circuit.
Written and directed by Rachel Barkow, the film stars Emily Pears, Cullen Ries, and Paige Smith. It was produced by Blair Hoyle and Murphy Dillow, and features cinematography by Ian Hoffman.
Happy Endings Are a Rarity | 2017 | Dir. Blair Hoyle & Michael Bardon
After a traumatic event renders him unwilling to leave the confines of his home, Landon (Will Bryant) struggles to maintain relationships with the love of his life (Paige Smith) and his childhood friends (Cullen Ries and Phil Culton). When they visit him during their final winter break before graduating from college, old secrets are brought into the light, and Landon begins to suspect that his house is haunted.
Happy Endings Are a Rarity is a romantic horror dramedy that has received positive reviews from the media, and took home the Best Feature Film award from the 2017 Big Fandom Film Festival and Best Picture from the 2017 NCFAF Film Festival.
“A very interesting film that takes a horror mainstay but turns it on its head and tells it as a character study.” - Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash
“Raw, blatant, and in-your-face.” - Joshua Millican, Horror Freak News
“Much more than a horror film.” - Matt Boiselle, Dread Central
Directed by Blair Hoyle and Michael Bardon from a screenplay by Hoyle, the film stars Will Bryant, Paige Smith, Cullen Ries, Phil Culton, Stefani Cronley, Tyler Stafford, and John Lineberry.
Longtime friends travel to a small mountain town in hopes of attending a mysterious Halloween party, but soon find themselves the victims of an ancient ritual instead.
Written and directed by Blair Hoyle, the film stars Briar Boggs, Lauren Hunkele, Autumn Cravens, Charlie Cannon, Ian F. Scott, Sara Lucas, Ashley Huber, Michael Jackson, Arianna Evans, Marthaluz Velez, and John Lineberry. Hoyle produced alongside Matt Kiser.
Five Wild Animals is scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2018.
When people in their hometown begin dying on the anniversary of an accused witch's execution, a depressed journalist and his teenage sister set out to uncover the truth behind a local legend.
Directed by Matt Kiser from a screenplay by Blair Hoyle, the film stars Anna Broadway, Taylor Upchurch, Katelin Fitts, Jordyn Tracy, Trevor Burkholder, Jeffery Ray, Sara Lucas, Tyler Stafford, and John Lineberry. Kiser and Hoyle served as the film's producers.
Grimmwood is expected to premiere in the fall of 2018.