Tucked in a remote hillside sits a house that Evie’s mother believes is magical. She spent her happiest times there as a child and has wanted to take Evie there for a long time, but Evie’s job always gets in the way. As a brand marketer, Evie builds the careers of others, having long ago moved from dreams of being an art photographer. Her expertise has made it difficult for her boss to do without her until finally Mary is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. She rents the house and persuades Evie to take time off, then Mary dies suddenly, leaving Evie to discover the magic on her own.
The secluded cabin is owned by Danny, an artisan and candle maker who sells her work on Etsy and rents the cabin for an income. She lives in the guest house on the edge of the forest, a fact that Evie dislikes – Danny sees through Evie’s reserve, making her uncomfortable. But a series of mishaps – faulty electricity, dripping faucets, unregulated hot water heater – require Danny’s attention and the women get to know each other and discover that their mothers were best friends growing up. An attraction blooms into a relationship and Danny finally confesses a secret – she is a witch – a fact Evie finds charmingly eccentric. But that isn’t the only secret Danny holds close.
The secrets, as they always do, eventually find their way into the open. The past, filled with a lost friendship, tragic death, a spell gone wrong, and an injured girl tumble into the present. An angry ghost and omissions of fact threaten to derail Danny and Evie’s love, and a vengeful neighbor is hell bent on destroying all that Danny holds dear.
In many spiritual traditions the moon represents the divine feminine, insight and intuition, enlightenment and illumination. It is often seen as an enduring symbol of the love between two people, based on the fact that while they are not the same as each other, they exist in the same space together, in harmony.
In WITCHY WAYS, the moon and all it represents accompanies Danny and Evie’s individual and romantic evolutions, and also serves as a marker for the passage of time.
Director, Writer, Producer: Jane Clark
Cinematographer: Marko Alsonso
Producers: Jane Clark, Marem Hassler, Ainara Landon
Executive Producers: Larissa DAndrea, Lexi Ainsworth, Tom Barton, Bob Tourtellotte
Cast: Diora Baird, David Fumero, Candis Cayne, Guinevere Turner, Marc Price, Marem Hassler, Ford Austin, Paul Fox, Alexandra Barton