A man attempts to sacrifice his son, but isn't prepared for what he summons

  • Erica Stockwell-Alpert
  • Erica Stockwell-Alpert
  • Porcelain Dalya
  • Chris Goodwin
    Key Cast
    On the 7th Date
  • Lilith Beest
    Key Cast
    Blood of the
  • Luke Goodman
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Shawna Shea Film Festival
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Erica Stockwell-Alpert

Erica Stockwell-Alpert is a full-time programmer and part-time artist from Medford, MA. She has a small business making and selling bone art as The Bone Lady, and does drawing, painting, and live theater for fun. This film is her first foray into directing.

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Director Statement

This project started as a short story that I wrote and wanted to find a way to share. I had the thought one day, "wouldn't it be funny if a guy tried to sacrifice his firstborn son to a demon but then found out the baby wasn't actually his first kid?" I loved the idea so I turned it into a story, and after writing my story I felt like it would make a great film. I initially planned to do the whole thing in my basement with my iPhone, but when Porcelain Dalya showed interest in producing, we were able to put together a real crew and make something way better than what I could have done by myself. In the original story, John actually kills the baby before the demon appears, but test audiences (my mom) found that version too upsetting, and I decided that the film would be more humorous if the baby isn't killed. Though I did have great ideas for using a bunch of bloody meat and organs for special effects. Next time, maybe.