Eldritch Roommate Episode One: Blood of the Innocent

The pilot episode of a three-part horror-comedy miniseries about desire, death & dignity featuring an immortal Lovecraftian god and 2 college kids

  • Holden Barker
  • Holden Barker
  • Matt Onufrak
  • Carson Fillizola
  • Jack Fischer
  • Matias Herrera
    Key Cast
    "Grant Moore"
  • Zach McDevitt
    Key Cast
    "Jordan Johnson"
  • Landon Smith
    Key Cast
    "Daniel Haywood"
  • Audrey Simmons
    Key Cast
    "Sabrina Lapointe"
  • Marley Steinline
    Key Cast
    "RA Investigator Emma Bradshaw"
  • Project Type:
    Student, Television
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Dramedy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Chapman University
Director Biography - Holden Barker

Holden Barker is a student director at Chapman University who started "Eldritch Roommate" as a platform for him and his peers to get hands-on set experience.

And with a team of more than 20 students working over 7 months of production with more than 12 writer’s rooms, 19 rehearsals, 20 production meetings, and 23 shoot days, the team sure did get a lot of this hands-on experience.
And while mistakes were made and hard times were plenty, Eldritch Roommate eventually went from a team of amateurs with a dream to a team of slightly more confident amateurs with something to show for their hard work. And they cannot be more proud.

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Director Statement

Eldritch Roommate, as a series, is about the price of success.
Why do we shoot for perfection, and what do sacrifice to get there? How does one survive a world that rewards greed and avarice without becoming a monster themselves?

These were the kinds of questions I wanted to tackle with Eldritch Roommate. Even though these themes are imposed with a comedic lens and a magical evil genie, the very nature of the villainous "Box" begs the question: what is the downside of desire?