The Souvenir

It was a simple afternoon dare between high school boys. Get in to an empty house, case the joint, find something cool and take it. The best souvenir wins. But what Nick finds instead is a dangerous invalid who forces him to make an awful decision. Either choice he makes is a souvenir he will be living with for the rest of his life.

  • Dave Goossen
    Director
  • Dave Goossen
    Writer
  • Dave Goossen
    Producer
  • Adam Warnock
    Key Cast
  • Gus Warnock
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense, thriller, mystery
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Action on Film Festival
    Monrovia, California
    United States
    September 10, 2016
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Dave Goossen

I've been a writer of screenplays and short films since forever. I made silly videos with friends in high school, a couple Fringe plays, but let it go to be a dad. Now, with technology on my side, I'm back to making short films and writing novels.

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Director Statement

This film came out of a conversation about peril and about writing our characters into the most peril possible. The bigger the peril, the better the film.