SouthCoast Filmmakers Create Drama Set in Colonial New England
We first learned about Alyssa Botelho in January of 2020 when she created the film, “Junkie.” The Fairhaven resident and University of Rhode Island student is now on our radar for a new short film title, “To Dust All Return.”
According to the press release, the film was produced by Bethany Fernandes and has wrapped principal photography at the Aptucxet Trading Post in Bourne, MA. The crew consisted of University of Rhode Island students, alumni, and local New England filmmaking professionals.
The suspenseful drama set in 1710 New England centers around a young girl living alone who is visited by a powerful man who suspects her of witchcraft. “New York City actress Paulina Knaak, The Actor’s Foundry trained David Prottas, and SAG-AFTRA actor Duncan Putney played the roles of Amity Smith, Enoch Adley, and John Smith, respectively.”
Written and directed by Alyssa Botelho, To Dust All Return captures the tense atmosphere of New England during the witch trials. It explores the nature of good vs evil, the power dynamics between men and women in this time, and the lengths someone will go to make things “right” again.
For more information about To Dust All Return, visit the Facebook page HERE.
To Dust All Return will debut at the University of Rhode Island Film/Media screening in May of 2021 before entering into film festivals worldwide. The local screening is set for Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Fairhaven Town Hall.