Directed by: RICHARD POCHE
Written by; DAVID TAHIR
Willow: ALEXANDRA ACKERMAN
Roger: RICHARD POCHE
Buckley: CLIFF POCHE
Austin: RAY BACHMAN
Dionne: KATIE ANDERSON
Jordan: AMY FORTH
Gina: LUA DRAGNA
Shiloh: MISTI BOETTIGER
Casey: JESSICA WARREN
"Conjure" was shot in 2003 after I took over about a year off from the initial filmmaking run of 2002.
An interesting shoot. It marked the first time we were caught by the police which is something most indy
filmmakers have to fit into the equation. Alexandra Ackerman, Katie Anderson, Ray Bachman, Cliff and I
were out waaaayy in the boondocks of the now abandoned Alameda Naval Air Station. It was a little past
midnight and we're getting ready to shoot a gun scene when all of a sudden a cop pulls out of nowhere.
Turns out he was scoping out the building we were in front of because an arsonist had been striking there.
After I nervously explained what we were doing he let us shoot there. The irony is that it helped the scene
out a lot as we were a bit on edge after the encounter with the cop.
This flick was made before I had access to a Mac. I ended up totally re-editing "Zap" and "A Candle In The
Dark" and have been meaning to do the same thing for Conjure. So, eventually, I'll put this through another
edit and place it on some video on demand sites.
Willow (Alexandra Ackerman) has her hands full as she takes on a role as a drug rehab counselor at a
halfway house for troubled teens. Shiloh (Misti Boettiger) is hallucinating, Gina (Lua Dragna) won't speak
while Dionne (Katie Anderson) and the violent Jordan (Amy Forth) resist Willow's counseling at every
When one of the girls turns up missing, Willow is dragged in a maze of lies and deception in which her
compassion for the girls may work against her...and get her killed.
Roger (Richard Poche)
Shiloh (Misti Boettiger) is
about to O.D.
Willow (Alexandra Ackerman)
watches the news broadcast.
A ghostly drug hallucination?
Austin (Ray Bachman)
kidnaps Willow & Dionne.
Dionne (Katie Anderson)
receives a strange call.