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Hello there! My name is Caz McGovern, I'm the writer and director of They Don't Leave.
We began our journey in 2019 when I first began writing a short horror I'd been thinking about for a few months. Having spent much of my happy childhood summers in Montana, I immediately set the story in The Bitterroot Valley, a dramatic and very beautiful landscape. I then found Nancy Bevins, a lead producer and unit production manager based out in Montana and together we set about getting everything ready for the the shoot, including assembling an incredible cast and crew, all who were poised to get to work summer of 2020.
And then.. well, you know, the world got thrust into a pandemic. Due to the international nature of the project, we had no choice but to shut down and postpone principal photography. Two years later and we couldn't be more ready to begin shooting! It hasn't all been bad though - during the pandemic, They Don't Leave was selected at numerous film festivals. And more importantly, we were able to keep together our fantastic, loyal and patient crew. Now, we're ready to make this film, that we've poured so much time and effort into.
Meet The team
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