Maneater Explores Windigo Myth

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Actor making directorial debut

Actor-producer Michael Emanuel is directing Maneater, a film he co-penned with John K. Anderson.

The horror movie tells the story of an FBI profiler-turned-small-town sheriff who begins investigating a series of mysterious murders only to discover that the monster he’s profiling might be himself.

Emanuel, a film and TV actor who has appeared on ER and The Nine, will make the Maneater his directorial debut. Eric Lewald (Trollz) is executive producing.

“It’s a story that was told to me by an old Native American back in the late ’70s,” Emanuel tells THR. “It’s based on the Western Ojibwa (Chippewa) legend of the Windigo.”

Maneater is the second in a slate of 10 movies that Emanuel’s Canal Street Films is producing with independent financing. It begins shooting July 30th around Los Angeles, though the producers are still casting the leads.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter