The Ferryman, also called Charon, is a character of greek mythology, who is a loyal servant to Hades. As a fan of greek mythology since childhood, the writer Kate Stone put this character into an entirely different world.
Adding greek mythology elements allows us to elevate the stories with another level of hints and motivations for our people. Every name has a meaning. Greek mythology is ancient and to this date still popular looking at the Percy Jackson film series or films like Hercules. This short film gives an insight into the darker side of the mythology.
Having this ancient mythology placed in a modern city like Glasgow, which one wouldn't normally connect with anything Greek at all, is just something different. Mixing the ancient with the modern is a very interesting method of connecting the present with a long forgotten past.
This short film is just the start of a much bigger project. The more we researched into the Ferryman and the greek mythology, the more there is we want to tell. Once our film is finished, we will share it with the world through festivals and start working on a feature.
After an experienced killer with his own trademark fails to finish the job, he is forced to hunt down his victim and protect his profession.
An action thriller inspired by greek mythology based in the heart of Glasgow.