After summer ended and everyone else went home, seven counselors at a Quaker camp stayed a week later to hang out by themselves. Then the calls started coming in: don't come home, a contagious disease has started infecting everyone. It kills the lucky ones quickly. Months later the calls have stopped and these seven kids may be the last people on earth. They have established a balance, a way to stay sane and not let thoughts of the outside world haunt them, but it's tenuous. It wouldn't take much to make them question everything, their beliefs, their survival, each other.
Eyam is 99% improvised. The actors were informed of their backstory and then had to simply roll with whatever happened next and stay in character as the horror unfolded. The filmmakers wanted to preserve humanity in the face of horrific incident and the despair inherent in any film set after 'the end of the world'. Too often the sense of characters in horror films being people is lost in favor of an impressive body count or a grim reversal of expectations. Eyam is an attempt to let people, not stock characters, emerge when trapped in a genre film scenario.
Starring Sophie Chernin, Jacquelin Voegtlin, Stephie Ulm, Brett Glauser, Jack Farrell, Lina Pearson, Alex Heim, Josh White & Simon Ambrose
A film by Scout Tafoya, Cinematography by Tucker Johnson, Music by Laura Jorgensen
Poster designed by Rebecca Webb.