yig the movie: synopsis
Tim Uren produced The Curse of Yig for the 2009 Minneapolis Fringe Festival (link) with Amy Schweickhardt to rave reviews. Tim has a long history of work with H.P. Lovecraft as he adapted and performed a one man show of Lovecraft’s The Rats in the Walls (City Pages review) numerous times to ecstatic audiences since 2005, as well as performing with Joe Scrimshaw at the H.P. Lovecraft festival for several years as the bumbling cult team Chuck and Dexter (link).
Paul von Stoetzel has also had some experience in this realm with his 2006 featurette length film Asleep in the Deep (IMDB) where he adapted the H.P. Lovecraft story The Music of Erich Zahn and won numerous awards including the 2006 Judges Award for Best Short at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (link). Because of their mutual interest and inspiration via Lovecraft it seemed an obvious choice to make this successful play into a film.
The adaptation follows the the general plot of the original story, The Curse of Yig but will follow Tim’s concept of the narrator being a young lady visiting the Asylum instead of a man. This was the original idea because Tim and Amy played duel roles and this allowed the show to be only a two person show. This concept will continue into the film adaptation with Tim playing the part of Dr. McNeill/Walker Davis and Amy Schweickhardt as Zealia Bishop/Audrey Davis.