The Hammer of Witches: The Screech Owl

When a string of missing children cases are yet to be solved, A Private Detective (Joe Chambrello) and his partner (Russell Shealy) are the last hope for the families. Quickly, everyone in town becomes a suspect even local Vietnam veteran Jeff (Brian Childers). Has Detective Pauls judgement been affected by his obsession to solve the case or is there something much more sinister going on.

  • Alexander Paspa
    Director
  • Alexander Paspa
    Writer
    Malefica
  • Daniel Demarse
    Writer
    Malefica
  • Alexander Paspa
    Producer
  • Daniel Troyer
    Cinematography
    Condors Nest
  • Joe Chambrello
    Key Cast
  • Brian Childers
    Key Cast
  • Julian Brittano
    Key Cast
  • Russell Shealy
    Key Cast
  • Cal Freundlich
    Music
    The Lion and The Firebird
  • Matthew Donahue
    Music
  • Alexander Paspa
    Music
    Malefica
  • Phil Paspa
    Exectuive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller, Horror, Arthouse
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alexander Paspa

Alexander is a passionate filmmaker and draws from his life experiences to tell stories with his unique vision. Alex has spent several years in New York working on the big production film sets as a PA to learn the ropes and gain further insight into the craft. Now Alex works hard to bring his vision to life for his latest film series The Hammer of Witches.

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Director Statement

The Screech Owl is a very special film to me. This is my first feature length movie and the follow up film to my short film "Malefica" (2017). I wanted to do something different that has never been done before and combine genres. I really wanted to build the foundation of the world for my film series The Hammer of Witches with the latest film The Screech Owl. I wrote this particular movie with a low budget in mind but with the goal of having it feel like a big budget film and bring the audience through an experience. We have all seen crime films before and we have all seen horror so I took these elements that I love and used them as a portal into my sci-fi/fantasy world. I explored deeper themes such as self obsession and Creation and the internal conflicts it can have on certain characters along the way. I hope you enjoy our collective hard work on this project. Thankyou