Mythica: A Quest for Heroes
Mythica: A Quest for Heroes is a 2014 Arrowstorm Entertainment fantasy film written and directed by Anne K. Black and starring Melanie Stone and Kevin Sorbo. The movie is the first of a five-part film series, and was partly funded by a Kickstarter campaign that collected $94,294.
A young aspiring magician, and slave girl, Marek dreams of escaping her drab life and taking on exciting adventures, while being taught by sorcerer Gojun Pye. When she meets the priestess Teela in Hammerhead's tavern who is seeking help, Marek offers her assistance, running away from her owner. While beginning to use her magic abilities and using a brace to help her with her injured leg, Marek assembles a motley troupe, consisting of herself; Teela; Thane, who is a former soldier/warrior and who rescued Marek from an harassing Peregus Malister; and Dagen, who is a half-elf, thief, and womanizer. Together, they go in search of Teela's sister, who is in possession of a mysterious stone that was taken from a temple of Teela's people, and who was kidnapped by a wild ogre and a few orcs who want the stone for their necromancer master, Sung Hill.
- Melanie Stone as Marek
- Adam Johnson as Thane
- Jake Stormoen as Dagen
- Nicola Posener as Teela
- Christopher Robin Miller as Hammerhead
- Natalie Devine Riskas as Caeryn
- Robert Jayne as Peregus Malister
- Kee Chan as Mekru Nom
- Kevin Sorbo as Gojun Pye
- Michael Flynn as Vagamal
- Jay Beacham as Temple Elder
- Antony Starr as Brodir
- Sebastian Michael Barr as Egan
The film was partly funded by a Kickstarter campaign that collected $94,294, and which described the proposed film as an "epic fantasy". It was produced by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin for Arrowstorm Entertainment, directed by Anne K. Black, and written by Black, Faller and Griffin.
The movie was shot in Utah, where producers/writers Faller and Griffin are from.
SciFiPulse.Net called it "a solid opening chapter" and said that although the show was not particularly original it was "an unabashed celebration of role-playing tropes" and that "Despite the engaging storyline and confident acting some of the CGI [...] was ropey to say the least." Eyeforfilm.co.uk gave it 2.5 out of 5 and called it "a flawed but enjoyable film."
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