Out of the Woods

Out of the WoodsA Magical Realist Drama


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Duration:115 minutes


A reclusive mentalist is interviewed by a documentary filmmaker about how he came upon his mind-reading talents after having suddenly died from a head trauma and then, brought back to life by a mysterious forest entity inhabiting and animating his body. He remembers stumbling through the woods at night and meeting a religious fanatic who healed the pain in his head. The next morning, he encountered a woman on the road who recognized his mental talents and drove him to Reno Nevada with the promise of becoming rich and famous. OUT OF THE WOODS follows an amnesiac's journey down the rabbit hole of haunted dreams, weird luck, and childhood memories to discover who he has truly become.

Editorial Reviews

...a haunting, visually engaging, thematically intriguing and dramatically exciting film...beautifully photographed, well-edited, and finely acted...with an enchanting and memorable score composed and sung by Sylvi Alli.

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Out of the Woods carries the virtues of Alli’s canon: handsome cinematography, a screenplay that is not afraid to take the viewer into difficult intellectual terrain (how often do you see an anthropomorphic tree spirit in a contemporary film?), and devious flashes of dry humor, particularly when Charlie is positioned into using his mentalist powers for audiences. And Sylvi Alli, the filmmaker’s real-life and reel-life collaborator, is here as the elusive forest spirit and as one of the creative forces on the haunting soundtrack.

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About the Author

Antero Alli

Antero Alli is the author of Astrologik; Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman’s Guide to Reality Selection; The Eight-Circuit Brain: Navigational Strategies for the Energetic Body; Towards an Archeology of the Soul; The Akashic Record Player: A Non-Stop Geomantic Conspiracy; A Modern Shaman's Guide to a Pregnant Universe (with C.S. Hyatt); The Vertical Oracle (with Sylvi Pickering-Alli); and State of Emergence: Experiments in Group Ritual Dynamics. Antero is also a practicing astrologer, a prolific underground filmmaker, and an experimental theatre director.