Mount Hideaway Mysteries, THE MOVIE Coming in Fall 2018

Mount Hideaway Mysteries, THE MOVIE Coming in Fall 2018

Mount Hideaway Mysteries is a family-friendly mystery series airing on Amazon Prime and Video-On-Demand platforms. The show is filmed in Northern Virginia and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with an all-local cast and crew. The pilot episode was released under the title “Mount Hideaway”. After airing for over one year and and tens of thousands of views, the concept was re-worked and will now be airing as “Mount Hideaway Mysteries”.

When we first developed the show, we decided to write all the one-hour episodes in PAIRS, so we would have the option of releasing them together as a feature-length movie rather than as a series of one-hour TV episodes.  As we’re nearing the “home stretch” of principal photography, and the more we’ve looked into the various distribution options, we’ve decided that it makes the most sense to release the first two episodes together as a feature-length movie!  

The format of the show will be a series of feature-length movies in the “made for TV” movie style. This is a business model that has been highly successful in our chosen genre.  The Hallmark Mysteries Channel has several examples of this format including the “Mystery Woman”, “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”, “Garage Sale Mysteries” “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered” and “Murder She Baked” families of movies.

We are hoping to release the movie in October/November of 2018 both online and possibly in some local theaters. To get on our mailing list for news, updates, and behind the scenes info, just use the signup for at THIS LINK, or here on our website.

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Mount Hideaway Featured in Alexandria Living Magazine

Mount Hideaway Featured in Alexandria Living Magazine

Alexandria Living Magazine visited us on one of our recent location shoots in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Their article does a great job of capturing the spirit of what we’re trying to accomplish with this show.

Several members of the Old Town Boutique District were involved in shooting the first episode, including 529 Kids Consign, which was our location for the shoot; hair and makeup by Salon deZEN’s Elise Abdollahi; styling and wardrobe by Kristen Moore, owner of Twist Boutique; and business relations and marketing by Kara Hill, founder of Bold Town Branding*. Maria Jose Ovalle (Very Busy Mama blogger and the actress who is playing boutique owner Val Lorenz in the show), film extras and the crew members are also from the area.

Part of the vision of the Mount Hideaway Mysteries series is to include local Virginia business and historic sites to showcase great things we have in this area.  We’ve been really blessed to partner with some great people and visit some wonderful places so far and are looking forward to doing even more as the series goes forward.

Check out the article they wrote here!

 

 

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UPDATE – New Concept and Episodes in 2018

We’ve had the pilot episode on Amazon Prime for almost a year now and have gotten lots of feedback from viewers.

Based on that feedback, we have re-worked the concept of the show and will be filming NEW EPISODES in early 2018. We have also decided that we will be releasing episodes as FEATURE LENGTH MOVIES rather than one-hour “TV-Episodes”.

The vision of this show is to create a highly entertaining series of family-friendly “Made-For-TV Movies” with strong female characters. Our goal is that women of all ages (and the men who love them) can enjoy a show with drama, action, and romance without worrying about being surprised by profanity, sexual situations, or gratuitous graphic violence.

The format of the show will be a series of feature-length movies in the “Made-For-TV Movie” style. This is a business model that has been highly successful in our chosen genre.  The Hallmark Mysteries Channel has several examples of this format including the “Mystery Woman”, “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”, “Garage Sale Mysteries” “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered” and “Murder She Baked” families of movies.

The concept of the show will be similar, but with some new characters and plot lines that we think our true fans will really enjoy. Once we release the new series, we will remove the original pilot from Amazon to avoid confusion, but we’ll keep it available here on our website.

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The Vision of Mount Hideaway Mysteries

Mount Hideaway Mysteries is a family-friendly murder mystery TV series now airing on Amazon Prime and Paid Streaming. The show is filmed in Northern Virginia and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with an all-local cast and crew. www.MountHideaway.com.

The pilot episode was released under the title “Mount Hideaway”. After airing for over six months and tens of thousands of views, the concept was re-worked and will now be airing as “Mount Hideaway Mysteries”.

PLOT:
The story is based in a fictional small town in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, just outside a classified government facility. Bethany Shanholtz, a beautiful young government operative, must investigate a series of murders and mysteries without any “official” help from her agency.. She’s also hampered by the fact that this is her hometown, and everybody there remembers her as a teenager who moved away after the mysterious disappearance of one of her classmates. She must confront both the enemies of the town and her own past, while maintaining the “cover identity” of her former self.

VISION:
The vision of this show is to create a highly entertaining family-friendly TV series with strong female characters. Our goal is that women of all ages (and the men who love them) can enjoy a show with drama, action, and romance without worrying about being surprised by profanity, sexual situations, or gratuitous graphic violence.

The series is being produced and financed independently by the producers. Funding comes from the producers and from the support of fans via the Patreon crowdfunding platform. The show receives a portion of the advertising revenue from Amazon when episodes are viewed and we are seeking additional distribution after more episodes are produced.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Our primary target audience is females 16 – 65 who prefer “family-friendly” entertainment. Specific niches within this audience include viewers with a faith-based preference and viewers connected with homeschooling, as our producer is a homeschool graduate and several of the characters in the ongoing series are portrayed as homeschooled kids.

CREATOR BIOGRAPHIES:
Brett Monk has been a Radio, TV and Film professional for over 30 years. He is the director and “showrunner” for the Mount Hideaway Mysteries series. He has acted, directed, and crewed in hundreds of productions over the years. He also planted a Non-denominational church where he served as Senior Pastor for 10 years. In addition to his film activities he co-owns a successful real estate business. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, and goldendoodle.

Mikayla Mulgrew is the producer and lead actor in the Mount Hideaway series. She is a homeschool graduate and started acting 3 years ago with the AMTC (Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ) program. She has continued her acting studies with private coaching and has appeared in several local productions. While Mount Hideaway is her first nationally-distributed project as a lead actor and producer, she excels in keeping the sets organized and giving the show a vision for family-friendly entertainment with strong female characters.

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InfoTech – Front Royal

InfoTech – Front Royal

Location Sponsor

Infotech Computer and Cell Phone
Sales and Service
Front Royal, VA

www.infotechfrontroyal.com
  Call InfoTech at 540-636-4111

Our good friends at InfoTech have provided their shop as one of the primary locations for Mount Hideaway, serving as the home of “Shanholtz Computer Repair”. They also build and maintain the custom, high-power editing workstations we use for editing the show. If you’re looking help with computers, cell phones, or digital devices, Infotech in Front Royal is the place to go. Tell them that the crew from Mount Hideaway sent you!

InfoTech was founded early 2000. In those days we were solely located in Irvine, California. With  founder Kevin Rogers holding a degree in Engineering  and extensive enterprise level experience InfoTech offers state of the art  technology service and repairs as well as cutting edge techniques to provide your organization with superior service, maintenance and consultation. They are not only a Microsoft Solution Provider, but maintain certifications in Network, Automation, Virtualization and Architecture, deployment and engineering.

In 2006 they moved to the Northern Virginia area and Headquartered In Front Royal. More recently they took over operation of TTech Systems in 2010 and opened a retail location on Main Street in Front Royal, VA in January 2014. They continue to serve clients throughout the country but have focused in recent years on the small business  and consumer markets in the Northern Virginia Area. They are a Dell Premier Partner and offer enterprise level hardware and software sales and installation. Web Development has always been a staple offering here at InfoTech and recently added full Graphic Art and Print Services as well.

Additionally, InfoTech offers Cell Phone and Tablet repair services.  Certified Component replacement and Soldering Services are also available.

They also offer Printer and edge technology device (Smart Phones, Tablets, Ultrabooks, etc…) support as well as a full array of remote monitoring and service controls. Telephony and Security Systems are also included in the offering that we are happy to provide service for.

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Equity Rise Real Estate Team

Equity Rise Real Estate Team

Primary Sponsor

Equity Rise Real Estate Team
Serving Northern Virginia

www.EquityRise.com

The Equity Rise Real Estate Team from Pearson Smith Realty is the primary sponsor of Mount Hideaway.  Both Brett Monk, our director, and Mikayla Mulgrew, our producer, work with the Equity Rise Team when they’re not busy working on the show.

As Top Realtors in Northern Virginia, the agents of the Equity Rise Real Estate Group from Pearson Smith Realty serve clients who are buying and selling homes throughout Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, including Fairfax, Chantilly, Centreville, Manassas, Reston, Herndon, and from Arlington to Aldie and from Leesburg to Lorton.

Our team approach ensures that each step of your transaction is handled by an expert in their field, including home search, negotiation, photography, and marketing homes for sale. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation where a professional real estate expert will give you a FREE custom valuation of your home, so you’ll know what it would sell for in today’s real estate market. We will also give you tips on how to get the most money from your home with the least effort.

Call the Equity Rise Team now at 703-539-2969 now for a free, no-obligation consultation.

 

 

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Marv Ashby and High Octane

Marv Ashby and High Octane

Music Partner

Marv Ashby and High Octane

www.facebook.com/MarvAshbyAndHighOctane
www.reverbnation.com/marvashbyhighoctane

Marv Ashby and Mount Hideaway’s director have known each other since the 1970’s.  Marv and the band recorded two original bluegrass tunes for the pilot episode of our show. “Kerosene” is the background music for our big shootout scene, and “Mount Hideaway Blues” is the music under the closing credits for the show. Their music adds tons of quality and personality to the show and we are so blessed to have their talents included in our production.

From the West Virginia Panhandle comes that hard-driving ‘no holds barred’ bluegrass music courtesy of Marv Ashby and the High Octane band.

Marv is joined by some the region’s finest entertainers delivering a quality and fast moving show. Both traditional and contemporary bluegrass genres are showcased during High Octane performances.

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Echoes Recording Studio

Echoes Recording Studio

Music Partner

Echoes Recording Studio
Sharpsburg, MD

http://www.echoesrecordingstudio.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Echoes-Recording-Studio-60088919093/

240-310-2199

 

Echoes recording is professional recording facility located 10 miles south of Hagerstown, MD (one hour from Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C.) owned by producer Todd Matthew Stotler and established in 1991.

The studio is located in a 3500 Square foot 1855 historic farmhouse next to the Antietam Battlefield in a very secluded setting.

Echoes recording studio utilizes both cutting edge digital equipment and programs, as well as retro analog equipment
Our facilitates have been acoustically designed and treated.

Our clients range from a wide variety from bluegrass, rock to metal. Several of our projects have received national airplay and press.

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Nehemiah Security

Nehemiah Security

Location Sponsor

Nehemiah Security

https://nehemiahsecurity.com/

Nehemiah Security delivers critical cybersecurity services to enterprise and government clients around the world. Our practical approach combines proprietary software solutions, specialized services, and a full suite of training options for a complete solution to our clients’ cybersecurity needs.

We understand the cybersecurity industry. We walk alongside our clients on a daily basis tackling the challenges they face trying to protect their most vital data and network assets.

Nehemiah Security’s mission is to empower our client organizations to fight cybercrime in this new age of expanding complexity and interconnectivity. Winning the ongoing battle is one thing. Our aim, however, is to help our clients restore trust in their IT environment. Our team of cybersecurity experts, coupled with our advanced platform of intelligent solutions, makes Nehemiah Security the choice for organizations eager to make progress in their stand against cyber threats.

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InquisIT LLC

InquisIT LLC

Location Sponsor

InquisIT LLC

https://www.inquisitllc.com/

InquisIT is a fast-growing technology company that is “transforming the business of government” by refusing to tow the line of mediocrity in the federal contracting industry.

We believe that contractors have relegated themselves to 2nd-rate citizens based on their own acceptance of the old “80% is good enough for government” adage. With cost pressures and the complexities of re-competition, many customers even accept this as the norm.

InquisIT has a mission to “Disrupt the Norm” and rid the industry of mediocre service delivery by creating a genuine, collaborative partnership with our customers—one that brings trust, integrity, innovation, and excellence.

InquisIT is a company that demonstrates relentless dedication and commitment to our customers and our employees; a company that has been brought in on multiple occasions to clean up after large integrators; a company that delivers real results and metrics versus ideas and concepts; a company that thinks that “80% is good enough” should never be tolerated in government; and a company that believes in being a steward of the American taxpayer in everything we do. Why do we feel this way? We embrace the belief that by providing the best service possible to government, we ultimately provide the best service to our nation.

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