GENRE: Drama with a "Twist of Faith"
LOG LINE: In a small mining town in West Virginia, five widows haunted by their own demons, question faith and demand justice.
WIDOWS’ SONG is a work of fiction inspired by actual events.
When a catastrophic coal mine explosion takes the lives of 27 miners in West Virginia, a small group of devastated widows take action and demand justice. Unable to recover their husbands’ bodies, they go on a search for the truth regarding the accident and challenge the grip of the Trinidad Energy Corporation and its’ powerful and feared CEO, Frank McElroy.
Cat Dalton, the charismatic leader of the widows is obsessed with breaking McElroy’s grip on the state of West Virginia and the coal mining industry. The women learn more about the hazardous running of the mine and the disregard for human life over profits as they ultimately discover the horrific truth about the day their husbands died. Each of the widows is haunted by their tragic loss, and begin to question their faith, values and willingness to sacrifice their own lives for the sake of justice. We learn about their secrets, unique relationships with their family members and weather or not they are seeking justice or revenge.
Cat’s methods get increasingly dangerous and the women who follow her are forced to doubt the purity of her motives. They are caught up in an extremely risky occupation of the mine where their husbands’ bodies are entombed. The stakes are heightened as their actions could lead to serious personal consequences. Surrounded by the West Virginia State Police, a crowd of locals, family and friends, their lives are threatened and a tragic turn of events creates consequences the women never thought they would have to face.
Legends are created and destroyed as this modern-day Greek drama challenges ideas of faith, power and what it means to sacrifice for a cause.
BUDGET: Budgeted at just under 3M
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