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High Woods

When Syd's grandparents tragically pass and her family's sinister history comes into focus, she must decide how much she's willing to risk for a place known for its paranormal activity.

  • Olivia Armstrong
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Supernatural
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • New York Screenplay Contest
    New York, New York
    October 1, 2018
    2nd Place: Empire Award: Horror
  • Screenplay Festival
    Sherman Oaks, California
    December 18, 2017
    2017 Semi-Finalist
  • Diabolical Horror Film Festival
    October 10, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
    Tokyo, Japan
    December 17, 2017
    Best Feature Script Nomineee
  • Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival
    Apopka, Florida
    October 6, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards
    Online Festival
    November 1, 2017
    Best Feature Script Nominee
  • Red Corner Film Festival
    Online Festival
    March 4, 2018
    Official Selection
  • All Genre Screenplay Contest
    Los Angeles, California
    October 16, 2017
    Official Selection, E-book Deal
  • Genre Celebration Festival
    Tokyo, Japan
    December 1, 2017
    Best Feature Screenplay Nominee
  • Utah Film Awards
    March 4, 2018
    Best Feature Screenplay Nominee
  • Oregon Scream Week
    Portland, Oregon
    January 15, 2018
  • International Horror Hotel
    Cleveland, Ohio
    April 14, 2018
    Best Feature Screenplay, Suspense-Thriller
  • Cosmic Film Festival
    Oviedo, Florida
    May 25, 2018
    Finalist, Feature Screenplay
  • Underground Indie Film Festival
    Apopka, Florida
    June 1, 2018
    Official Selection, Feature Screenplay
  • Feature Film Festival
    Fountain Green, Utah
    June 2, 2018
    Official Selection, Feature Screenplay
Writer Biography - Olivia Armstrong

Before she began working in television, Armstrong studied film history, screenwriting, and documentary filmmaking in New York City. High Woods has been a passion project, tended to on nights and weekends, since 2015. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Writer Statement

Horror, to me, is the most genuine of genres — and I've always been inspired by horror films that urged me to think outside the terror. With High Woods, I wanted to explore a different kind of haunted house story, told through a feminist lens.