Motherland: Fort Salem

Set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, “Motherland: Fort Salem” follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment.

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Eliot Laurence - Creator




Showrunner: Eliot Laurence
Director: Eliot Laurence - Creator
Executive Producer: Eliot Laurence, Maria Maggenti, Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick), Steven Adelson
Producer: Brian Studler, Heather Thomas
Screenwriter: Eliot Laurence
Principal Cast: Ashley Nicole Williams, Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney, Lyne Renee


Publicity Contact
Irina Bobker
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Screening Section: Episodic Premieres
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 80 mins