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Autumn Bluffs

A love letter to 90s teen dramas like Dawson's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Beverly Hills 90210, Autumn Bluffs is the story of four precocious "teens" coming of age in a quiet autumnal town, dealing with raging hormones, the upcoming Homecoming dance, and a sudden infestation of mummies.

  • Marc Wilkinson
    Sunset Rock, The October Crisis
  • Marc Wilkinson
    Sunset Rock, The October Crisis
  • Rebecca Wilkinson
    River City Panic, Grace's Room
  • Melissa Conway
    Key Cast
    Solstice in Elysium Fields, Grace's Room
  • Ryan Matthew Ziegler
    Key Cast
    Butcher the Bakers, Grace's Room
  • Trevor McCandless
    Key Cast
    River City Panic, Grace's Room
  • Heather Call
    Key Cast
    Grace's Room, Honeycrisp
  • Kim "Howard" Johnson
    Key Cast
    The October Crisis
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Teen, Romance, Drama, Horror, Parody
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 7D
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sinema Obscura: TV Party 2017
    United States
    January 9, 2017
    World Premier
  • Cinema Soup 2017
    Mattoon, IL
    United States
    September 8, 2017
Director Biography - Marc Wilkinson

Marc Wilkinson is a filmmaker from the cornfields of Illinois. When not writing and directing, he enjoys making music, finger painting, and exploring wooded glens. After directing dozens of short films and music videos, Wilkinson made his debut feature with the YouTuber coming-of-age drama Sunset Rock. He drinks an amount of black coffee that has been described as "stupid" and is known to get emotional when thinking about outer space.

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Director Statement

Autumn Bluffs was made out of a love for the melodramatic coming-of-age shows of an era past, flaws and all. Our goal was to recreate the nostalgia of WB-style program recorded into VHS in the early 1990s, while also poking fun at many of the tropes and cliches of genre and time period. We embraced over written dialog, hyped up the emotional soundtrack, dropped the boom into the shot, and littered the whole thing with references to the best and worst of the teen drama era. Shot over a long Thanksgiving weekend, our team of Illinois filmmakers known as Suburban Skies Productions crafted both a stand-alone film experiment, and a possible first chapter in an ongoing series exploring the mysteries of a town where monsters roam, teens appear to be pushing 30, and where it's always - ALWAYS - fall. Welcome to Autumn Bluffs!