how it all started
Ultimately becoming my producing thesis while studying at USC film school, Devil's Path started as an idea to explore the relationship between two people whose perspectives on a particular situation would be two sides of the same coin. The place, Devil's Path, was originally inspired by an actual hiking trail in the Catskill Mountains of New York. It's considered to be arguably one of the most difficult hiking trails in the country. I wanted the characters to be trekking through rough terrain as a metaphor for their constant struggle with trying to connect. As I was working on Devil's Path more aspects to the main characters Noah and Patrick started to come to the surface. I wondered what it would be like to be trapped in the middle of nowhere with a complete stranger and in a situation where you could only rely on each other, even if you didn't trust one another. The flawed human is one of the most interesting dynamics in a story. Devil's Path explores what happens when the conviction of one's perspective gets in the way of truth.