Path of the Forgotten is a feature length, feminist fairy tale set in an alternate reality. Our heroine is a vibrant spirit an ageless creature at home anywhere and nowhere. Shes a storyteller and a trickster- spreading art and song, darkness and light, order and chaos. The Goddess tower is an ominous dark place and home to our spirit. Her story is told throughout the course of a day.
At home in the forest, she wanders amongst ruins. Her morning is spent gathering objects that become the building blocks of the universe. `In the afternoon she celebrates with fantastical creatures in her world through dance. Her afternoon is spent dancing a pas de duex with a bow legged lizard; doing a modern dance with a twenty-foot tall bird; spiraling and spinning with a flock of human faced birds; charging at a Dali inspired giraffe-pachyderm who is only two feet tall; and conducting a herd of miniature t-rexes creating Bugsy Berkeley style patterns around her feet.
As the sun sets, she travels to villages around the world bringing forth order and chaos. She is an outsider to our space and time, living a solitary existence, joy and sorrow, anger and ecstasy. As both protagonist and antagonist, nothing crosses her, but nothing reaches her.
She has five devotees who worship her with offerings by the light of the full moon. A frenzied bacchanalian revelry reveals her larger plan. Like a Buddhist riddle, The Goddess is everything and nothing. She is success and failure woman as representation of the eternal cycle of life and death, love and hate. Her tasks and rituals are simultaneously insignificant and monumental. Both as creator and destroyer, she is a mythological creature that walks among mankind. She encompasses all archetypes, inspires all cultures. Failure for The Goddess is the failure of humanity bringing of the apocalypse but in her world, this simply begin another cycle, another day, another universe.
The first and the final scene are the same reinforcing that her journey is everlasting
Path of the Forgotten started as a dada-esque poem inspired by Tzara's technique of cutting newspapers into a random word generator. Much of this original poem is woven into The Goddess' vocalizations.
What We Need & What You Get
Our amazing cast and crew volunteer their time and talents to help make this project a reality. We need funding to feed everyone, costume three distinct villages, and generally to create the fairy tale world needed for this creation and destruction myth. By helping fund this film you will receive our thanks and depending on your contribution, the perks listed below. All donations will be acknowledged on our web site. We will be shooting our village scenes and finale this fall so that we can begin 2012 with our "footage in the can".
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