STATEMENT BY DIRECTOR MARK PIVOT
Scorned depicts a confrontation between what is real and what is not. When myth and legend become real and possible. This is a conflict that is all around us in everyday life. It is in the media, on the web, what we read and what we believe to be.
I feel Beth’s character, performed by Kelly Fritz, struggles with it throughout the storyline. Whether you believe or not in mythical tales or ghostly sightings, the truth, the reality of this, will always be somewhat blurred and skewered by perception of what is real and what is not.
Scorned is a tale about Beth, a young woman who is traveling cross country and stumbles across the urban legend of “Midnight Mary”. There are many versions to the myth of “Midnight Mary” and this story, though fictional, is intended to shed some light upon this.
Our traveling young woman has a very difficult night after being offered a ride from Sam who is played by Matt Wetzel. This guy has no problem introducing the legend of “Midnight Mary” and then decides to add a twist when he attempts to kill her.
As Beth attempts to evade Sam’s determination to add a little more lore to the legend of “Midnight Mary”, the haunting tale begins to manifest a life of its own and those that don’t believe in ghostly tales begin to believe in the possibilities that “Midnight Mary” does exist.
As a would be killer lurks within the shadows of the night, drawing closer to a terrified Beth all sense of sanity is shaken to the core when SHE comes home.