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Safe and Sound

While babysitting a precocious 8 year old, a teenage girl is stalked by a shadowy presence that trips the home security system. As loud beeps sound off whenever a door or window is opened, the system meant to protect her becomes an amplifying terror while they attempt to survive the night.

  • Ian Kammer
  • Ian Kammer
  • Joshua Storms
  • Vincent Lin
    Executive Producer
    Snakehead, In France Michelle is a Man's Name, Clementine
  • Matthew D'Amato
    Executive Producer
    Snakehead, In France Michelle is a Man's Name, Clementine
  • Charlie Morgan Patton
    Key Cast
    Eighty for Brady, Jesus Revolution
  • Tristan Riggs
    Key Cast
    Scare Package, The Seventh Day
  • Christopher Thomas Copeland
    Key Cast
  • Maranda Barskey
    Key Cast
    "News Anchor"
  • Mark Stancato
    Key Cast
  • Justin Gurnari
  • Joshua Storms
  • Zak DeVries
    Sound Design
  • Egor Reznichenko
    Visual Effects
  • Josh Suyemoto
    Visual Effects
  • Daniel Silverman
  • Fanny Pierre
    Unit Production Manager
  • Nick Mann
    First Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival
    September 8, 2021
    World Premiere
  • Nightstream
    United States
    October 7, 2021
    North American Premiere
  • Overlook Film Festival
    United States
    October 9, 2021
  • Panic Fest
    Kansas City
    United States
    April 28, 2022
  • Vancouver Horror Show
    October 30, 2021
    Best Film & Best Director
  • Elche International Fantastic Film Festival - FANTAELX
    Elche, Alicante
    November 25, 2021
  • Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival
    June 2, 2022
  • Under Worlds Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    May 21, 2022
  • Portland Horror Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    June 29, 2022
    Pacific Northwest Premiere
  • Alter
    United States
    September 6, 2022
    Online Premiere
Director Biography - Ian Kammer

Writer and director, working in narrative film and branded content. Born and raised in a small, rainy Pacific Northwest town, eventually leaving to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. A fan of atmosphere and genre, his work has been recognized with wins and short-lists at the Clios, D&AD, AICP, Cannes Young Director Awards, Porsche International Student Advertising Film Awards, and Vimeo Staff Picks.

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Director Statement

Growing up in the suburbs, I’ve always had a deep fondness for horror and science fiction that revolved around contemporary, everyday life. Visually stunning films that bring the impossible what-ifs and terrifying unknown into our homes and leave you questioning every bump in the night.

Late one night while staying with my girlfriend's family, we both heard the ominous beep-beep of the home security system. It took us a moment to rationalize what could have opened or closed in the house and since we survived the night it was probably a family member innocently opening a window. But we were so conditioned to the security system's beeps that someone or something could have gotten inside and we wouldn't have questioned it.

What I wanted to explore and capture in this short is the concept that the very thing that should be helping and supporting the characters is actually terrorizing them. Each time the security system beeps is a moment of horror and not of safety.