Written, Produced, Directed, and Sound Edited by Dave Surber.
*Official selection of the 2010 Arizona Underground Film Festival.
Storyline: When four college students desecrate sacred land during a camping trip in the remote Arizona desert they quickly find themselves engulfed in grave and supernatural danger.
The film served as Dave Surber's undergraduate thesis while he was attending The School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University.
It was originally slated as a four day shoot in the Arizona desert. However, during its third day of shooting the film suffered some major setbacks when we were hit by a severe thunder storm with torrential downpours (extremely bad news if you happen to be filming in a fifty acre dry wash). In fact, it was the largest storm recorded that year in that area. Crazy bad luck considering it rarely rains in Arizona. Especially in the month of February.
We did what we could to preserve the story and finish the piece, but the loss of a day and a half of shooting due to rain meant changing the script drastically in order to finish the film on time. To the crew's credit we finished the film on time and it screened at ASU's capstone screening in the spring 2008.
Unhappy with the forced changes, I returned into the desert a year later and re-shot parts of the film as it was originally scripted.
The version you are about to see reflects those changes and is very close to the film's original shooting script.
I hope you enjoy our film! Please feel free to express your thoughts below. Oh and please feel free to share the film with others. We could use the exposure and feedback. Thanks!
A special thank you to all those who worked on this film. It was a long and at times tough journey, but I could not be more proud of what we created. I am forever grateful for your trust and support.
Writer, Producer, Sound Editor, and Director of Bloody Basin
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