Private Project

Block Island

With a severe case of writer’s block and a deadline looming, Paul returns to his hometown on Block Island in an effort to finish his latest screenplay. Hunkered down in a beach rental, Paul’s destructive behavior isn’t the only unsettling thing locked away in the house. Paul is soon joined by others who share a complicated history with him: his younger siblings, who harbor resentment over his leaving them for a more successful life, and a woman with whom he shares a strong, but peculiar, bond.

As the weekend progresses, a storm traps them inside the house. With no way out and facing their troubled past, the house’s own history starts to haunt them. Paranoia and fear set in, and the threat becomes increasingly real. As history catches up with them, will facing the past head on be the only way for survival, or will doing so destroy them?

  • Jeffrey Douglas
  • Jeffrey Douglas
  • Leila Borazjani
  • Maura Monahan Grunner
  • David Warren Grunner
    Key Cast
  • Diana Lee Arnold
    Key Cast
  • Jen Ayer Drake
    Key Cast
  • Suzanne Edgar
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, horror, suspense, drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    55,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • North Europe International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    February 21, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection, Best Supporting Actress Winner, Best Cinematography Winner, Best Film Nominee, Best Screenplay Nominee, Best Lead Actor Nominee, Best Lead Actress Nominee, Best Editing Nominee
  • South Europe International Film Festival
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Selection; Winner Best Screenplay; Nominee for Best Film Best Director Best Cinematography in a Feature Film Best Lead Actor Best Lead Actress Best Supporting Actress Best Editing of a Feature Film Best Hair, Make-up, and Body Design
  • The Hague Global Cinema Festival
    The Hague
    Official Selection
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director - Jeffrey Douglas