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A Little Tent

Starring Johnny Halloran (Kevin Can F**k Himself), Kate Darby and Michael Spencer, A Little Tent is a dark comedy about commitment, communication, and what happens when women are taught to be polite above all else.

Jenny and Andy’s situationship is hanging on by a thread. Andy doesn’t listen to Jenny, Jenny won’t say what she wants, and they’re headed to the worst possible place to solve a problem: the middle of the woods. When an intrusive man inserts himself into their business, Jenny wants to get out and Andy holds the power. In the end, they are both punished, but it is Jenny who may suffer the most.

  • Michael Spencer
  • Lucy Gamades
  • Michael Ferlita
  • Lucy Gamades
  • Michael Spencer
  • Johnny Halloran
    Key Cast
    Kevin Can F**k Himself
  • Kate Darby
    Key Cast
  • Michael Spencer
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Horror, Black Comedy
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    ProRes 422, 5.1 Surround Mix
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Blackbird Film Festival
    Cortland, NY
    April 29, 2023
    Best Thriller Nominee
  • Northern Horror Fest
    Bergenfield, NJ
    United States
    July 20, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection / Best Actress
  • Berlin Shorts Awards
    Best Sound Design
  • New York Flash Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Outstanding Achievement, Thriller Short
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Silver Award, Best Sound Design
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Michael Spencer

The son of a South Carolina mortician, Michael is a production & post sound mixer specializing in narrative and documentary filmmaking. He studied musical theater performance in Nashville, TN. His “opera-man” persona garnered an online following of over 350,000 during the 2020 lockdown. His favorite mic is the Sennheiser MKH-8070.

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Director Statement

The film's direction was largely inspired by my approach to its sound design -- perspective-based and hyper realistic, with dialogue + edit pacing, score, nuanced foley, and large juxtapositions between ambiences amplifying the tension in Jenny & Andy's interactions.

['A Little Tent' is available in 5.1 surround sound.]

'A Little Tent Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' is available here: