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The Blair witch project

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Movie propaganda

On 21 October 1994, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams hiked into Maryland's Black Hills Forest to shoot a documentary film on a local legend, "The Blair witch". They were never heard from again.

One year later, their footage was found. The Blair witch project is their legacy. It documents the filmmakers' harrowing 5-day journey through the Black Hills Forest and captures all of the terrifying events that led up to their disappearance.

Shot on 16 mm film by Joshua Leonard with sound recorded by Michael Williams and Heather Donahue both performed the narration for the film and shot its behind-the-scenes footage. Heather's high-8 video recordings document the growing rifts and realisations between the filmmakers as each frustrating day and terrifying night passes.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film thriller horror reality video forest

Persons of interest

  • Heather Donahue .... Heather Donahue
  • Joshua Leonard .... Joshua "Josh" Leonard
  • Michael C Williams .... Michael "Mike" Williams
  • Bob Griffin .... Short Fisherman
  • Jim King .... Interviewee
  • Sandra Sánchez .... Waitress
  • Ed Swanson .... Fisherman With Glasses
  • Patricia DeCou .... Mary Brown
  • Mark Mason .... Man in Yellow Hat
  • Jackie Hallex .... Interviewee with Child
  • Daniel Myrick .... Screenwriter
  • Eduardo Sánchez .... Screenwriter
  • Daniel Myrick .... Director
  • Eduardo Sánchez .... Director

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Security censorship classification

M (Medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

87 minutes (1:27 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated July 2000
Disc: 1 December 2010

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