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"After losing most of their family and world to mysterious forces within the forest surrounding their home, Adrienne investigates her younger sister's increasingly unnerving behavior."

  • Adam Jackson
  • Adam Jackson
  • Dhane Alexander
  • Molly Evans
  • Sarah Chalfie
    Key Cast
  • Amina Theis
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Byers
    Director of Photography
  • Dayna Ambrosio
    Music Composed By
  • Molly Evans
    1st Assistant Director
  • Grace Merriman
    2nd Assistant Director
  • Daniel Grace
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Niko Feldman
  • Ryan Levitt
    Key Grip
  • Emily Rundle
    Production Design and Costumed By
  • Grace Merriman
    Hair and Makeup
  • Kristin Kohlmeyer
    Production Sound
  • Adam Jackson
    Edited By
  • Xurui Li
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriler, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbia University
Director Biography - Adam Jackson

Adam Jackson is a New York-based writer
currently working on his MFA in
Screenwriting/TV Writing at Columbia
University. Born and raised in rural Upstate
New York, he received his Bachelor of Arts
from the State University of New York at
Oswego in Political Science and Creative
Writing in 2017.

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Director Statement

Growing up in Upstate New York, right on the edge of the Adirondacks, lush and massive forests always surrounded us. I've always been fascinated and terrified by them. It's my personal commentary on the power of the connections we make with nature; both beautiful and horrific. The human curiosity of what lies in the dark is universal.

This film was shot on location in Ava, New York, with the hard work of an incredibly talented cast and crew, all fellow students from Columbia University School of the Arts, and other NYC-based collaborators. Music and sound were produced in collaboration with students at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Special thanks to my producers, Dhane Alexander and Molly Evans, my girlfriend Emily Rundle for her patience and support, to David and GerryLyn Rundle for letting us use their land, home, and running a rather large electricity bill, and my great friend Tyler St. Pierre, for dealing with me sending script pages and rough cuts at every time of day.