Seven Days 'Till Midnight

The making of a feature film

The Story

Disillusioned with his life, a man escapes into the wilderness on a journey of self discovery & finds a mysterious place that offers a chance to go back and change his past.

Harmon, an every day man struggling with his identity and his place in life, picks up and decides he needs to step away from everything in an effort to gain some perspective.cabin-wide-light

Leaving behind his wife, Clara, and his son Will, the light of his life, he decides to take some time away and venture into the mountain clad wilderness surrounding their town; a place he and Clara had visited before Will was born.

Struggling at first with the decision, Harmon makes his way into the wilderness in search of the familiar places from his past.

Upon arrival and taking in the area, he begins to be at peace with his decision and takes in the solace and serenity that the wilderness offers.

camp_streamShortly thereafter, Harmon has an unfriendly run in with a seedy young couple camping in the woods, leaving him on guard and more than a little uncomfortable.

To add to this, strange things begin to occur in the forest; unnatural phenomena in the form of eerie lightning storms, and sightings of things that don’t make sense to Harmon.

Determined, Harmon carries on despite all of this.

As he continues on, he has meets another someone. An older man named Bill, who offers him some guidance in the way of directions to the place Harmon is looking for – a cabin that he and Clara had shared years ago, as well as advice to stay clear of the shady couple Harmon had run into earlier.

At Bill’s direction, Harmon finds the cabin from his past. He goes inside for a closer look, and upon coming back realizes that all of his gear has been stolen.

With no gear and no sense of direction, Harmon becomes frantic. A day goes by with no food, water or real shelter, and Harmon suddenly becomes ill.

fallen-tree.0000000Fighting for his life, Harmon tries to make his way back to his vehicle. He loses consciousness in his effort, causing him to fall into a nearby river.

Bill finds Harmon in the water in just enough time to save his life, taking Harmon back to his own cabin in the forest.

As time goes on and Harmon heals, Bill becomes a friend, talking to Harmon about life outside of the wild and the issues troubling him.

Through his talks with Bill, Harmon grows to realize just how much his family means to him, and is given an opportunity to go back and fix the mistakes he has made in his past.

Just as he decides to go back home, a troubling truth is revealed, leaving Harmon questioning everything that he’s come to learn about himself, Bill, the wilderness and the shady couple there.

Taking into account everything that he’s learned while away, Harmon takes advantage of the opportunity he’s given to go back and fix the mistakes of his past, answering the age old question: “If you were given a chance to go back and change something in your past, would you?wide_waterfall_man