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Below the Fold

Without a trace, Susie Potter vanished from her home in the quiet town of Skidmore, Missouri. Ten years later two reporters uncover a harrowing new detail, which leads them on an obsessive hunt for the truth through the dark labyrinth of rural northwest Missouri.

  • Clayton Scott
  • Clayton Scott
  • Sarah McGuire
    Key Cast
    "Lisa Johnson (Lead)"
  • Davis DeRock
    Key Cast
    "David Fremont (Lead)"
  • Tobi Omodehinde
    Key Cast
    "Cassie Gilland"
  • Jamie Addison
    Key Cast
    "Maggie Monroe"
  • Daniel Compo
    Key Cast
    "Jason Offutt"
  • Rick Daniels
    Key Cast
    "Jeff Darrach"
  • Scott Lucas
    Key Cast
    "Matthew Donovan"
  • Katie Rohlfing
    Key Cast
    "Diane Potter"
  • Austin Wagoner
  • Iain Trimble
  • Clayton Scott
  • Iain Trimble
    Director of Photography
  • Edward Schroer
  • Ho-Ling Tang
  • Kristin Yager Holland
    Production Deisgner & Art Director
  • Tyler Bachert
    Post Production Sound
    Queer Eye
  • Danny Bowersox
    Post Production Sound
    Queer Eye, Crude Oil
  • Josh Doke
    Executive Producer
  • Sara Scott
    Executive Producer
  • Andrew Wigger
    Executive Producer
  • Jessica Wigger
    Executive Producer
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  • Genres:
    Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Clayton Scott

Clayton Scott is a writer/director based out of Kansas City, Missouri. Clayton grew up on a farm in the smallest county in the state of Missouri. His passion for cinema began in high school and continued into college where he studied filmmaking. He is currently an editor in the advertising industry. Below the Fold is his directorial debut.

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Director Statement

I wrote Below the Fold because I wanted to make a film with a uniquely Midwestern story. Skidmore, Missouri—the small town where Susie Potter goes missing—is a real place with a population of less than 300 people.

There have been many tragedies in this town; the most notable of which was the murder of Ken Rex McElroy, the town bully. McElroy was shot in front of 60 eyewitnesses, and yet the case remains unsolved. Then there was the mysterious disappearance of Branson Perry, who went missing nearly 20 years ago. I grew up seeing billboards of Branson’s face, and as the years went on, the image faded. This image haunted me and inspired me to tell my own fictional story of a missing person.

Shooting Below the Fold on location in Skidmore, layered the film with an unmistakable sense of place and foreboding that the actors and crew members were able to tap into during production. It’s a feeling that seeped into the performances, the cinematography, the sound design, and virtually every other aspect of the movie—and it's one that I hope lingers in the minds of audiences long after the credits roll.