Next month, InByTheEye Films
will debut a new webseries inspired by the Wild Hunt
of folklore and the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo
. Infused with a Victorian aesthetic, the series follows the trials of a troubled young wife (Marie) and a sarcastic butler (Sullivan) who find themselves the prey of the Hunt. In order to elude the Captain of the Furious Host and their fate at his hands, each must beat him at his own game and discover what importance Daphne - once the Captain's prey, now his muse - holds to their own stories. In the end, only one will triumph... and survive.
Although the trailer is not yet available, - we'll be sure to post it here as soon as it is - I was able to sit down with Lisa Stock, the creative powerhouse behind InByTheEye Films, to talk briefly about The Wild Hunt
Tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind The Wild Hunt
Lisa: I've always loved the legend. It's one of those you carry around inside and then when you're out in the forest alone you start to wonder who you might run into. Like a good ghost story you can't shake - and don't want to! Then you have to ask yourself - how much does myth and your belief in it really influence your life? Beyond spooking yourself at night. I've actually given this charge to the character of the Captain of the Wild Hunt. He finds it quite fascinating when someone believes he doesn't exist - and engages his victims in lively conversations about scientific facts vs. one's own beliefs. (Something I also address in Titania.) You can rationalize a fear away, but it always comes creeping back up to take hold of you again. So, let's talk about what's real and what isn't...[Continue reading the interview with Lisa Stock at Cabinet des Fees! You can comment there as well.]