The summer of 1996 a film school friend of mine, Gregg Hale, showed me a pitch tape containing photographs of some kids who had gone into the woods to make a documentary about a local legend called The Blair Witch. I thought the short was one of the most compelling things I had ever seen and I asked him when the footage would be available. He said “well if you help us make it, it could be ready in a year!” Two years later Gregg, Ed Sanchez, Dan Myrick, Mike Monello, and I, found ourselves selling the movie at the Sundance Film Festival. Thus would begin a long collaboration resulting in 7 movies, several games, two television series, a mountain of scripts and some of the most challenging and enjoyable years a filmmaker could ever dream of. The following is a short compilation of some of our work together as Haxan Films.