Private Project

The Widow Cleans House

When a recently widowed woman sets about to clean and purge her house, she discovers something in the basement that changes her life forever.

Based on the short story by Chippewa Falls, WI native Jason Half.

  • Jared Reise
  • Jared Reise
  • Jared Reise
  • Sally Wingert
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Horror
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Colony Short Film Film Festival
    Marietta, OH
    United States
    March 1, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Eau Claire World Film Festival
    Eau Claire
    United States
    October 19, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jared Reise

Jared studied Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has performed extensively in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. Jared has also written a variety of film and television scripts. He also studied cinema at the Minneapolis College, receiving an A.S. in Screenwriting.

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Director Statement

"The Widow Cleans House" was a sort of graduate present to myself. I wrote the script based off of Jason Hall's short story as part of my studies. I was able to crowd source funds in order to hire my lead and rent the home for the weekend of the shoot. The crew were all Minneapolis College students and/or alums.