Experiencing Interruptions?


DEADLINE is the story of a writer who is plagued by a 1950's era typewriter that seems to have a mind of its own and possession over the room it inhabits. Though his attempts seem futile, he persists on getting his piece done, weighed down by the his looming deadline.

  • Michael Gilbertie
    Encore, the Stalker
  • Michael Gilbertie
    Key Cast
    "The Author"
    Encore, the Stalker
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2019
    Hartford, CT
    United States
    January 27, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Gold Key (Regional), Silver Medal (National)
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Michael Gilbertie

My name is Michael Gilbertie, and I'm an amateur Filmmaker from Glastonbury, Connecticut. Over the years I've made short films in many different genres, ranging from horror to comedy. I've been an editor, a producer, a writer, an actor, and even a stuntman, but I've mainly taken on the role of a Director.

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Director Statement

This film I made on a whim by myself in my basement over night when I was 15. This is by far the most professional looking film I've made, but honestly that's not saying much. Hope people have fun watching it and I hope it gives them a good scare.