Chapter 9

Caught in the clutches of a nefarious island, Edward Prendick crosses a terrifying Thing that soon wreaks upon him a flood of endless torment. With one treacherous turn after another, Prendick must make his way through this world or suffer the end of his own.

  • Jake Brown
  • Jake Brown
  • Herbert George Wells
    Writer (novel The Island of Doctor Moreau)
  • Jake Brown
  • Jake Brown
  • Jake Brown
  • Blake Brannon
    Key Cast
    "Edward Prendick"
  • Jack Knapp
    Key Cast
    "The Thing in the Forest"
  • Joseph Davenport
  • Jessica Libby Knapp
    Makeup & Title Card Artist
  • Maria Martinez
    Costume Designer
  • Shea Edwards
    Locations & Props Master
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    13,720 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Hollywood Florida Film Festival
    Hollywood, Florida
    United States
    WINNER: Best First-Time Director of a Short Film - Jake Brown
  • FLOW Festival and Film Market
    Plantation, Florida
    United States
    WINNER: Best of Florida Lo/No Budget Short
  • Southern States Indie Fan Film Fest
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    United States
    January 10, 2020
    WINNER: Best Cinematography in a Featurette - Jake Brown
  • Venice Shorts
    Venice, California
    United States
    WINNER: Best U.S. Experimental Film, Best U.S. Composer - Joseph Davenport
  • Fright Night International Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    WINNER: Best Soundtrack in a Short Film - Joseph Davenport
  • Seattle Film Festival
    Seattle, Washington
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Montreal Independent Film Festival
    Montreal, Quebec
    Official Selection
  • Mumbai International Cult Film Festival
    Andheri, Mumbai
    Official Selection
  • Central Florida Film Festival
    Tavares, FLorida
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Prince of Prestige Academy Awards
    Land O' Lakes, Florida
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Tallahassee Film Festival
    Tallahassee, Florida
    United States
    September 19, 2021
    WINNER: Florida Filmmaker Award
  • Sands Film Festival
    Jacksonville Beach, Florida
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Central Florida CineFest
    Orlando, Florida
    United States
Director Biography - Jake Brown

Jake Brown was born in Northwest Florida. He developed an affinity for films at an early age while watching home movies on his family's VCR. After producing numerous local commercials for his hometown news station, he is now the writer, director, cinematographer, and editor of his first motion picture, Chapter 9.

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Director Statement

Thank you for considering our film Chapter 9. It was completely self-funded, with a wholly original score, and captured entirely on Super 8 film at Northwest Florida state and local parks. Feel free to contact me at our linked website with any questions you may have.