about the Film


Tyler Bourns

Writer, Director & Producer


What do you fear the most? The monster out there… or the monster within.


When Donnie’s brother Eric suddenly goes missing, he becomes hell bent on tracking him down. Teaming up with an overeager paranormal studies student, they risk everything to find and save him from a deadly creature that has roamed the desert for centuries.


After the death of their father, two brothers decide to embark on a hunting trip to help bring them closer together. But they get more than they bargained for when they become the prey of a deadly creature that has roamed the desert for centuries. Eric, a struggling drug addict, goes missing, while his brother Donnie becomes hellbent on finding him. Following the downward spiral of dangerous clues, he teams up with a professor with a dark past and an overeager paranormal studies student to try to solve the mystery and save Eric before it’s too late.


The desert is vast and it's mysteries great... And when I first began writing Desert Shadows four years ago, I knew that there was a strong story to tell using this incredible location as the backdrop. I've built the story to not just be another blood and guts horror movie, but one with strong characters dealing with impossible situations of loss and fear, with only having each other to help grow past them. I strongly believe this film is a story worth telling and that will not only make for a strong, engaging and impactful film, but one that is also commercially viable in today's current marketplace. From a young age, storytelling has been my life, and I can't wait to put those skills into action with Desert Shadows.