Postpartum

Since the first day her child was born Alice Westcott has been given instructions by the devil to kill her children. She is ultimately sent to a state facility to evaluate her mental health as she is to blame for their death. Alice sees her dead children in her dreams and reality, and can no longer differentiate between the two. The staff learns that Alice has been concealing a secret, her five month pregnancy. When they threaten to take the baby away from her, Alice vows to protect her unborn from those who wish to bring her baby harm.

  • Richard Bakewell
    Director
    Officer Down, Before I Die, Chasing Ghosts
  • Richard Bakewell
    Writer
    Officer Down, Be Careful What You Ask For
  • Richard Bakewell
    Producer
    Officer Down, Before I Die, Hairspray Live!
  • Lale Arpaci
    Producer
    Ridiculousness
  • Stefan Prater
    Producer
    Officer Down
  • Dan McCoy
    Producer
    The Perhsing Project, GMO OMG
  • Danielle Harris
    Key Cast
    Havenhurst, Halloween 4, 5, Rob Zombies Halloween 1 & 2, Hatchet, Roseanne, The Last Boy Scout, One Life To Live
  • Jenny Curtis
    Key Cast
    Any Bullet Will Do, Modern Family
  • Nicole Sterling
    Key Cast
    Evil Nanny, Outlaws, My Crazy Ex
  • Katie Beresford
    Key Cast
    Control Z Thriller
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 24, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Global Shorts Film Festival
    Beverly Hills
    United States
    October 29, 2016
    Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Red Corner Film Festival
    Sicily
    Italy
    February 28, 2017
    Best Short Film
  • Medetteranean Film Festival
    Fontane Bianche
    Italy
    March 4, 2017
    Best Director
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 19, 2017
  • Varicam Shorts Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 19, 2016
  • Media Film Festival: Friday Night Horror Fest
    Media
    United States
    April 7, 2017
    Best Short
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler
    United States
    January 13, 2018
  • Horror Hotel Film Festival
    Cleveland
    United States
    June 17, 2017
    Best Lead Actor. Best Suspense Thriller
  • Madhouse Movies Film Festival
    South Dakota
    United States
    January 1, 2018
    Best Short Film
  • Medeterranean Film Festival
    Fontane Bianche
    Italy
    October 11, 2017
    Best Horror Film
  • Horror Hotel Film Festival
    Cleveland
    United States
    June 17, 2017
    Best Suspense Thriller
  • Sanford International Film Festival
    Sanford
    United States
    May 23, 2017
    Best Editing
  • Terror In The Bay Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    January 3, 2018
    Best Featurette
Director Biography - Richard Bakewell

RICHARD BAKEWELL, the director of “Postpartum,” grew up in Ohio and he always had a passion for the movies. After graduating high school Richard moved to Chicago to attend one of the top ten film schools in the country, Columbia College. Upon graduating from Columbia with a degree in Cinematography.

In the past couple of years Richard has teetered back and forth between narrative, docs, commercials, music videos, and non-narrative work, which all have truly helped develop his storytelling abilities, his presence on set, and how he manages his crew. Richard also directed the feature length film "Officer Down" and currently directing "Before I Die," a documentary about children with cancer trying to fulfill their bucket list.

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Director Statement

I feel that making a film in the Independent world can be far more challenging, and sadly it is the only way to preserve the integrity of a script.