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Out Of The Shallows

Before heading back to college, two friends go out for one last summer adventure. While canoeing down the river, the urban legend of a girl who died there, begins to haunt them.

  • John Toom
  • John Toom
  • John Toom
  • Kaleb Norman
    Key Cast
  • Cody Tinsley
    Key Cast
  • Claudia Rivera
    Key Cast
  • Ben Lawson
    Director Of Photography
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    Thriller, Horror, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - John Toom

John (Writer/Director) is a theatrical designer, film technician, and writer who has worked around the country for over 20 years. "Out Of The Shallows" is his directorial debut.

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Director Statement

Years ago I was the lighting designer/stage manager for a series of short plays. There was one piece that, night after night, got me choked up. Since then, I've enjoyed the challenges of evoking emotion from people in a very short time. The two major difficulties in this, are telling a complete story, and having characters that the audience care about. I hope that "Out Of The Shallows" does that in a mere 4 minutes.