“We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be – the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.”
Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf
Burden of the Wolf is a Feature length Coming of Age /Thriller based on original IP.
When a teen in a small town is killed by a wolf-like animal, Deputy Samantha Randal must navigate the misguided pursuits of the Sheriff, while the friends of the dead teen work to solve the mystery including the possibility it was a werewolf.
Synopsis: A feature length Coming of Age,/Thriller set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the tone and characters relationships in Jaws, Stand by Me and Fargo. Following the death of a local teen by a wild animal the friends of the dead teen work to solve the mystery, including the possibility of a werewolf. Meanwhile the Sheriff employs a group of like minded hunters who target a pack of wolves. Deputy Samantha Randal must navigate her role as the dutiful officer and the questionable tactics of the Sheriff. The film is an entertaining narrative with a Spielberg sensibility and a nod to wolf and wildlife advocacy.
FOR CENTURIES HUMANS HAVE DEMONIZED THE WOLF IN FOLKLORE, FAIRYTALES, SONG AND THEATER. ONLY THROUGH EDUCATION WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO RELEASE THE WOLF FROM THE CHAINS OF HUMAN IGNORANCE AND FEAR.
THUS IS THE BURDEN OF THE WOLF.
Wolves were hunted and slaughtered to near extinction in The United States by 1995. The following year the US government sponsored reintroduction of the gray wolf into Yellowstone National Park. Since then their numbers have increased exponentially to an estimated 1,700, with no reported attacks on a single person. With their population returning the gray wolf has been removed from the endangered species list. To date there has been only one recorded NON-fatal attack on a human by a wolf in the last 25 years.