When a lead actress in the middle of her opening night performance realizes she can't recall life outside the theater, she must use the play to discover a portal into a new world.
Myths can reveal to us how our psyches, history and DNA express themselves in the creation of our stories. The further you deconstruct myth, the more a hidden wisdom is accessed to discover what’s beyond story, realms and even human beings.
The ancient myth of Orpheus has such potential. It has taken over the imaginations of artists and writers for centuries. And yet, there are secrets still embedded that we desperately need to access at this turning point in history to ensure our planet survives.
“Ohr” is the hypnotic love story of Myra and Sal, two actors who play the lead roles in an avant garde adaptation of Orpheus.
When Sal overdoses just days before opening night, Myra is able to talk to him when no-one else can. As she tries to convince him to return to his role as Orpheus, Kinu, the controlling director replaces him last minute with a non-actor who ironically injects new life into the play.
Myra plays the role of Eurydice in the play, a woman who is banished to the underworld forever and waits there for her lover to rescue her and bring her back to life. But as the play unfolds, and life imitates art, Myra begins to suspect her life is in a supernatural parallel with the play. But how?
Myra stalls progress by corralling her ensemble of willing actors to investigate the deeper ideas of the play, unleashing a mutiny in the theater that sees Kinu storm out and cancel the show. Myra then discovers that the mysterious theater owner Memphis is plotting her demise and the show's collapse.
Soon Myra awakens to the reality that she too has overdosed just like Sal and is literally wandering in the underworld with him. This leaves her with only one chance to come back to life.
Myra and Sal begin to deconstruct the first moment they met, the supernatural element they shared, that, once re-discovered, might give her the power she needs to take control of the play and rewrite it’s ending.
But who will be brought back from the dead? And who is Orpheus? And who will be able to escape the story and find freedom in the end?
BRINGING ECLECTIC VOICES TOGETHER
'Ohr' has managed to attract innovative creative voices during it's development. Here we will provide links to the artists, directors, writers and creatives currently associated with the film in either a development or production capacity.
TO MAKE AN INTELLIGENT, SUPERNATURAL CULT FILM THAT CATALYSES A NEW CATALYSES A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR
HIDDEN POTENTIAL AND POTENCY.
"I have immersed myself in mythology, metaphysics, shamanism, cosmology, ancient mystery school teachings and art for many years. Why we are here? How do we draw meaning from our experience? How we die whilst we are still living so we can finally truly live before we actually draw our last breath?
These are the questions I live with and that I put into and pull out of the art and film I create.
My mission is to produce, direct, create a film I would love to watch and experience myself. A film I would be inspired by, moved by and deepened by.
We are more than human and we live surrounded by a universe that has only just begun to share it's secrets with us. Film is a portal into experiencing what's possible beyond our programs and limitations.
My journey is to share more of that possibility, through art and cinema, and with an audience of like-minded souls"
- Frankie Louise
THE FACTS ARE THAT THE TOP 20 ROI FILMS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS HAVE ALL HAD THE FOLLWING IN COMMON:
No big name stars
Writer, director hyphenates
Low budget, many under 100K and one as low as 7K
Do not follow a 3 act structure
Are not dramas
No happy endings
Majority were independent
SELECTION OF SCENES FROM FILMS WITH AN AESTHETIC WE USE AS A REFERENCE FOR OHR
Sid & Nancy