The Shasta Triangle

Paula returns to her hometown of Shasta, California, to uncover the truth about her father's disappearance when she was a child. Her parents were fringe scientists investigating a mysterious horn -like sound heard all over the world. When her childhood friends find out she is back they join in and travel deep into the eerie woods around Mount Shasta, and are held captive by unexplainable forces beyond their control, and challenge their very understanding of the nature of reality itself.

Director Biography - Barry W. Levy

Barry Levy is an award winning filmmaker and actor. A dual US/Canadian citizen, he has garnered numerous festival awards for the movies he's made, and enjoyed a diverse and extensive acting career.

His award winning feature length and short films have been shown on screens around the world, and he continues to please audiences with a style that entertains and makes people think.

The Shasta Triangle is Levy's second feature and is currently distributed by Giant Pictures and available on all major streaming platforms.

His first feature Spook (2003) was the first Canadian feature to ever be accepted into the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival in 2003, but was prevented from screening. The film was a political hot potato in his home country due to its explosive expose of Canada's covert involvement in the Vietnam War, and the over 40,000 Canadians who secretly served there. Spook went on to win numerous festival and grand jury awards in the US.

Over the years he has portrayed serious acting roles like the ill-fated pilot of Flight 93, hammed it up in Scary Movie 4, gotten scientific on The X-Files, and kicked butt in Scandal, Supernatural and Arrow, and Stephen King's Riding the Bullet. His broad range as an actor gives him the ability to play everything from hard nosed killers to warm hearted dads, and everything in between.

Barry was also part of international video artist Stan Douglas' Win, Place, or Show (1998), which was screened at every major museum and visual arts establishment in the world including The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

Levy has also worked as a Radio broadcaster, and holds a BFA degree from The Department of Theatre and Film at The University of British Columbia. He makes his home between Los Angeles and Vancouver with his wife, producing partner, and actress Helenna Santos.

 

Director Statement

Like most people who tell stories, I’m very curious. Telling stories helps me figure things out while entertaining people. This leads me to read, research, and travel to places that I hope will give me answers. Most of the time though, they lead to even more questions.
The heroes and heroines of ancient stories are fascinating. Ever since I saw Ripley in Alien, I’ve longed for more modern heroic tales lead by women. The Shasta Triangle propels five diverse women into the chaotic center of a smart sci-fi adventure inspired by mind-benders like Annihilation, The Endless, and Coherence.
Never have there been more questions about what’s ‘real’ in our world, as we see in concepts like Simulation Theory, multiple dimensions, the Earth’s ley lines and hot spots, and mysterious ‘Sounds’. The US Air Force has stopped denying that their aircrafts have locked on to, and tracked, various UFOs that we can now see evidence of on-line.
I have personally witnessed two UFO events, survived working in a haunted radio station, travelled to Egypt twice to try and figure out how that civilization was built, and what the real purpose of the pyramids, tunnels, and temples were, and have had numerous other experiences in my life that I simply can’t explain.
Whenever I bring up stories like these with friends, and even complete strangers, nearly every one of them have stories of their own. It seems that everyone has an unexplained story that challenges the reality of their existence. There are questions that have bothered us all since our ancestors first started telling stories around the fire. Why are we here, where do we go when we die, are there ghosts, what are those strange lights in the sky, are we alone in the Universe, are there other realms and dimensions? I started really thinking about these things when I was turned on to the writings of Phillip K. Dick back in the 80's, and I haven't stopped since.
A lot of the phenomenon that have been experienced, once thought to be magic like lightening, fire, and the seasons, have been explained by science, which leads me to think that much of what we now call ‘fringe science’ will eventually lead us to ‘confirmed science’. Multiple dimensions, UFOs, hauntings, and many other “unexplained phenomenon” are getting worked out by our curious minds. Even my father-in-law, a confirmed skeptic regarding all things haunted, now talks openly about the ghost he saw at a golf course where he was taking an early morning walk. He simply says, “I saw what I saw.”
So did I. I’ve also felt what I felt, smelled what I smelled, heard what I heard, and been stopped in my tracks by a force I could not see but would not let me pass. And I want answers.
For now though, I am just going to have to take comfort in telling stories that we now call “science fiction”, until we get to the place where we can call them science fact.
Until then, let me tell you a sci-fi horror story that will rock your perception of reality. Let me tell you about The Shasta Triangle.

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