Animo Korvoj

Header_KorvojEverybody knows what a ghost town is. Everybody know how ghost towns happen. At least, they think they know...

Animo Korvoj touches the roots of cosmic horror as a thriving mining town in the Old West uncovers something deep beneath the surface, something that no man should ever find.

In addition to being surrealistically imaged from a genuine ghost town, Animo Korvoj also features Esperanto dialogue -- a first for Hellbender Media. Esperanto, developed in 1887 by L. L. Zamenhof, is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Learning is fun and easy, but (ahem) can lead to discovering things about ghost towns one might not otherwise have discovered... To learn more about Esperanto, get started on Wikipedia, and spread out from there! Dankon!


  • Writer/Director: Edward Martin III
  • Photography: D. Scott Frey

Production Diary

Crypticon_Laurel2013.04.30: Huzzah! Animo Korvoj has been accepted by and will screen at The Crypticon Film Festival!

FearFantasyLaurel20132013.04.10: Huzzah! Animo Korvoj has been accepted by and will screen at The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival!

laurel_officialselection_500_wonb2013.04.07: Huzzah! The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival has accepted Animo Korvoj to show in 2013. Our World Premiere!

2013.04.06: A few last tweaks, although many DVDs are already out to festivals. The tweaks will be in the final exhibition copies -- I'm not worried about the screeners already deployed.

2013.04.01: Test audience response is very good! I kinda sprang it on them, but they seemed to follow along.

2013.03.13: Rough assemble complete. Started the fine tuning of the video.

2013.03.09: Voiceover tracks laid in. Filtered and cleaned with Soundbooth. Loving Soundbooth!

2013.03.07: First pass through Scott's images. Dang, this place looks so, so lost!

2013.03.05: Voiceover recorded.

2013.03.02: Script written.