At the Edge of the Woods

An overwhelmed new mother, struggling with postpartum depression, inadvertently awakens a dark spirit in the forest.

  • Shoshana Rosenbaum
    Night Waking (2020 short film), Hide and Seek (2017 short film), The Goblin Baby (2014 short film)
  • Shoshana Rosenbaum
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    Horror, Supernatural Thriller
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    United States
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  • Indie Capitol Awards ("The Goblin Baby")
    Washington, D.C.
    November 2, 2015
    Best Narrative Short, Best Sound Design, Best Visual Effects
  • Rosebud Film Festival ("The Goblin Baby")
    Arlington, VA
    January 25, 2015
    Rosebud Award - Top 5 Film
Writer Biography - Shoshana Rosenbaum

Shoshana Rosenbaum is a writer/director interested in stories that linger on the threshold of one genre, leaning into another. Her short film THE GOBLIN BABY resonates with some viewers as psychological and with others as supernatural – in both cases, an unsettling tale about a mother who believes her baby is a changeling. It won three 2015 Indie Capitol Awards, including Best Narrative Short, and an invitation to The Attic Lab, a feature development lab at Stranger With My Face International Film Festival. Her other screenplays have placed at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, the 2015 Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition, and in the 2015 Spotlight on Screenwriters catalog.

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Writer Statement

The feature script AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS is an expansion of my short film THE GOBLIN BABY. It was developed at the 2016 Attic Lab (Stranger With My Face International Film Festival), 2017 Stowe Story Labs retreat. Under its previous title (THE GOBLIN CHILD), it was named to the 2017 Bitch List.