Private Project

The Corner

As far as babysitting jobs went, this one was about as routine as it gets. The kids were fed, the teeth were brushed, the bedtime stories were read, and the “Just five more minutes??” requests were hushed. But when Joli finally sat down for some quiet time in front of the television things didn’t get dull… they got deadly.

THE CORNER... because you never know what you'll find in someone's house, and sometimes, neither do they! THE CORNER... because sometimes the only safe place to back yourself into is exactly where you don't want to be!! THE CORNER... because sometimes, just sometimes, home is where the horror is!!!

  • Jaysen Buterin
    Director
    Don't Let the Light In; Between Hell and a Hard Place; The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus; The Decapitator; Fair Play
  • Jaysen Buterin
    Writer
    Don't Let the Light In; Between Hell and a Hard Place; The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus; The Decapitator; Fair Play
  • Missy Dawn
    Key Cast
  • Joh Harp
    Key Cast
  • Felissa Rose
    Key Cast
    Sleepaway Camp; Family Possessions
  • Duane A. Sikes
    Producer
  • John R. Mazza
    Producer
  • Tom Gore
    Producer
  • Jesse Knight
    Producer
  • Jaysen Buterin
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Days of the Dead Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    March 5, 2017
    WORLD PREMIERE
  • MystiCon Independent Film Festival
    Roanoke, VA
    United States
    February 25, 2017
    Virginia Premiere
    BEST IN SHOW
  • Mad Monster Party Film Festival
    Rock Hill, SC
    United States
    March 25, 2017
    South Carolina Premiere
  • iHorror Awards Finalist
    Online
    Top Finalist
  • Twister Alley International Film Festival
    Woodward, OK
    April 28, 2017
    Oklahoma Premiere
    Nominee: Best Midnight Short Film
  • Crimson Screen Film Festival
    Charleston, SC
    May 20, 2017
    Nominee: Best Director Short Film
  • Con Carolinas Short Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    June 3, 2017
    North Carolina Premiere
    WINNER: BEST SUSPENSE
  • Southern Sykos Horror Film Festival
    Online
    June 9, 2017
    Semi-Finalist, Best Short
  • Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    June 10, 2017
    WINNER: BEST HORROR
  • Days of the Dead Film Festival
    Indianapolis, IN
    June 30, 2017
    Indiana Premiere
  • GenreBlast Film Festival
    Winchester, VA
    September 9, 2017
    WINNER: BEST HORROR SCORE - SHORT FILM
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    Texas Premiere
  • Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    Greensboro
    September 22, 2017
    Greensboro Premiere
  • Fright Night Horror Weekend
    Louisville, KY
    October 13, 2017
    Kentucky Premiere
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Columbus, OH
    October 20, 2017
    Ohio Premiere
  • Geek Short Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    October 21, 2017
  • Native American Film and Video Festival of the Southeast
    Rock Hill, SC
    November 7, 2017
  • South Carolina Underground Film Festival
    Charleston, SC
    November 11, 2017
  • Big Fandom Greenville Film Festival
    Greenville, SC
    November 18, 2017
    WINNER: BEST HORROR
  • Days of the Dead Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    November 19, 2017
    Illinois Premiere
  • Frozen Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    February 17, 2018
  • Indie Horror Film Festival
    DeKalb, IL
    United States
    March 17, 2018
  • The Space Jam Multimedia Fest
    Parkersburg, WV
    United States
    June 30, 2018
    West Virginia Premiere
  • Idaho Horror Film Festival
    Boise, ID
    United States
    October 12, 2018
    Idaho Premiere
  • Northern Frights Film Festival
    Ontario
    Canada
    October 20, 2018
    Canadian Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Ruthless Studios
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video / Disc
  • ShortsTV
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Jaysen Buterin

Writer. Director. Actor. Musician. Drummer (wait for it…). Model. Artist. Canvas. Columnist. Proudest Papa EVER. And as Creative Director of the straight jacket-tested/doctor-approved Mad Ones Films, from Greensboro North Carolina, Jaysen Buterin's mission has been to show the unbridled kaleidoscopic creativity just waiting to be unleashed when the inmates are finally allowed to run the movie-making asylum. More comfortable behind the camera as the writer/director of the award-winning "Tarantino meets Twilight Zone" sin-soaked short film trilogy, "The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus," the on-the-road killer thriller, "Between Hell and a Hard Place," or the sinister stay-at-home horror hits of "Don't Let the Light In" and "The Corner," he's also at home in front of the camera, acting in such frightful and delightful films as "Knob Goblins," "Loop," "Hybrid," "Born Again," "Mama's Boy" and "Identity Thieves". Currently Buterin and the Mad Ones are working on their very first feature-length film, the coulrophobia-courting/clown killing goodness of "KILL GIGGLES"!!!

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Director Statement

In perhaps an ill-advised and not entirely well thought-out instance of self-administered and prescribed psychotherapy, I decided to, not necessarily cure my nigh-crippling coulrophobia, but to abate it to a much more manic and manageable level. So I thought, what better way to turn a downright panic-inducing phobia into a barely beneath-the-surface boiling bubbling river of botheration and detestation than to make a movie starring my worst nightmare, clowns. Well... just one foul floppy-footed fiend in particular, brilliantly portrayed by the tremendously talented Joh Harp, who stars alongside the always amazing Missy Dawn, in what I hope is a unique take on an urban legend. THE CORNER was also my trial-by-fire to see how I would do on a film set with clowns, since my next project will a feature-length film starring nothing but them. (In case you're curious, the answer is I did okay... I only screamed once, and that's because he was hiding behind the refrigerator.) But don't just take my word for it, watch for yourself and don't forget to listen out for Felissa Rose (SLEEPAWAY CAMP)'s audio cameo!!