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Ten, Thirteen, Twelve

Supernatural forces loom large in the forests of upstate New York as Sarah, Harry and Tom struggle for survival. Ten, Thirteen, Twelve brings one woman’s darkest nightmares to reality in this mind bending psychological thriller.

  • Dan Bowhers
    Again, That's Wife, Fire Pit
  • Daniel Bowhers
  • Nick Brandreth
  • Josh Olkowski
    Key Cast
    Pasajero, That's Wife
  • Lauren MacDonough
    Key Cast
    No Escape
  • Dave Marum
    Key Cast
  • Nick Brandreth
    Key Cast
    "The Shepard"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    thriller, horror
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Dan Bowhers

Daniel Bowhers is a New York based filmmaker that is equipped with a debilitating uneasiness about writing in the third person. My, uh, I mean, his career started by making action sports films and promos for brands in the early 2000s for a then new place called the internet. In the twenty years since, he has made award winning music videos, short films and commercials. An accomplished visual effects artist, he has contributed to TV shows such as Random Acts of Flyness, Hannibal and Ramy as well as feature films such as See You Yesterday, Freakonomics, The Road and many more.

Most importantly, Dan loves movies (sci fi, film noir and horror specifically) and continues to merge technical filmmaking with imaginative takes on reality. He also enjoys cycling, bad art, cats and pizza.

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Director Statement

“We really are living in the darkest timeline.”

I've heard this phrase a lot lately. It has become a de facto response to events that are horrible, absurd or otherwise beyond comprehension. If we look closer at it a little closer there is a balance between a non traditional idea and a conventional assumption that I find fascinating. The use of “darkest” implies that brighter, better options are out there and that this is just the one we are in. The suggestion that multiple versions of reality exist is at least non traditional if not a bit “out there.” However, despite a willingness to question the nature of existence itself, people still seem inclined to assume time works from point A to point B, or in a “timeline.” Our inspiration was to challenge the assumption that time more linearly and create a story where the characters are experiencing life on different planes of reality in a loop of time.

Ten, Thirteen, Twelve is the date where these three friends go on a deer hunt. It is a a reference to a point in time that is depicted in the present as the hunt unfolds, in the past as the deceased look back on it, and in the future through haunting deja vu. Three people, three points in reality all perceived differently. Reality is less understood, but nonetheless felt and pursued by all as they follow it through the woods, observe from another plane of reality, or struggle with it late at night. Much like the previously examined expression, these abstract ideas are balanced with fairly traditional events in a story where folks travel, stalk and kill.

This all sounds a little crazy. Even now, as I write this director’s statement I feel concerned people will worry about “getting” it. Our film is a feeling of doom and change. While my co-creator Nick Brandreth and I love horror films, we get most excited about cosmic terror. Those stories that strip away the human experience and question the point of existence. Our film won’t jump out and scare you, but we hope you welcome it and promise to leave you unsettled.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. We don’t live in the darkest timeline. We are just here right now.

-daniel bowhers