Asian Cinema Fund 2018
2018 Script Development Fund Projects
Failing at the Western Dream, a family returns to Nepal where they take care of a Himalayan Palace. When the son sits on an ancient boy’s throne, he’s possessed. Believing he’s the crown prince, he terrorizes his family with horrible consequences.
I am interested in how people romanticize about what it means to be royalty, especially the dark side of that reality. There is danger in assuming that the rich and the powerful all have it better. In the horror genre, our needs always get us into trouble. When the protagonists in this movie play their roles and dress up in the royal outfits of past generations - having a fancy dinner party and opening that forbidden bottle of wine ? they have stepped over the line, unleashing forces they cannot control. To me, the theme of this piece is about how each character in the story has the need to feel or be treated special, how this need is taken to an extreme level so much that it can become twisted.