The Andy Baker Tape

The last known footage of food blogger Jeff Blake and his half-brother Andy Baker.

  • Bret Lada
  • Bret Lada
  • Dustin Fontaine
  • Bret Lada
  • Dustin Fontaine
  • Arthur Giamalidis
  • Caitlin Borek
  • Bret Lada
    Key Cast
    "Jeff Blake"
  • Dustin Fontaine
    Key Cast
    "Andy Baker"
  • Caitlin Borek
    Key Cast
    "911 Operator"
  • Raymond Lada
    Key Cast
    "Officer 3011"
  • Bethany Kay
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
    United States
    October 20, 2021
    Rhode Island
    First Prize-Best Horror Feature Film
  • Nevermore Film Festival
    United States
    February 25, 2022
    North Carolina
    Winner Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Editor, Best Supporting Actor
  • Coney Island Film Festival
    United States
    September 18, 2021
    New York City
    Best Feature Film
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    United States
    August 13, 2021
    Long Island
    Best Feature Film and Best Actor (Bret Lada)
  • Hamilton New York International Film Festival
    United States
    July 23, 2021
    Upstate New York
    Hammer Award-Most Inspirational Filmmaker
  • Garden State Film Festival
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    United States
    March 27, 2021
    World Premiere
    Best Home Grown Feature Film
  • Coronado Island Film Festival
    Coronado, California
    United States
    November 12, 2021
    West Coast
    Audience Award: Best Original Screenplay/Nominee: Mary Pickford Award
  • Hellifax Horror Festival
    October 22, 2022
    Nova Scotia
    Best Actor (Bret Lada)
  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
    United States
    May 22, 2021
    South Carolina
    Best Director of a Feature Film and Best Ensemble Cast of a Feature Film
  • Reading FilmFEST
    Reading, PA
    United States
    October 2, 2021
    WINNER BEST ACTORS TIE (Bret Lada & Dustin Fontaine)
  • PopCon International Film Festival
    United States
    July 10, 2021
    Best Horror/Thriller and Best Actor (Bret Lada)
  • Jersey Shore Film Festival
    Deal, New Jersey
    United States
    November 21, 2021
    Winner-Best Director (Bret Lada), Best Actor-(Bret Lada), Best Horror Feature Film
  • Highlands Horror Film Festival
    Atlantic Highlands
    United States
    October 8, 2021
    Winner Best New Jersey Feature Film
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Woods Hole
    United States
    August 3, 2021
    New England
    Official Selection
  • New Jersey HorrorCon and Film Festival
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    United States
    November 13, 2021
    Winner Best Feature Film and Best Actor (Dustin Fontaine)
  • Weyauwega International Film Festival
    Weyauwega, Wisconsin
    United States
    November 12, 2021
    Psychofest Selection
  • Best Actor Award New York
    New York
    United States
    February 28, 2021
    Diamond Award for Best Duo
  • Motor City Nightmares
    United States
    July 31, 2021
    Winner Best Thriller Feature
  • Studio City Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    November 18, 2021
    Los Angeles
    Nominee: Best Feature Film
  • New Jersey Film Awards
    Atlantic City
    United States
    April 1, 2021
    Best Feature Film and Best Supporting Actor (Dustin Fontaine)
  • Terror in the Bay Film Festival
    Thunder Bay
    October 22, 2021
    Nominee: Best Film, Best Actor (Bret Lada), Best Supporting Actor (Dustin Fontaine)
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    United States
    August 31, 2021
    Winner Best Kill
  • Seattle Film Summit
    Seattle, Washington
    United States
    September 3, 2021
  • Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    Winston Salem, North Carolina
    United States
    October 1, 2021
    North Carolina
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Bret Lada

Bret Lada is an Actor and Filmmaker. He recently was seen in The Neighbors’ Window, which was awarded the 2020 Academy Award for best live action short film. Mr. Lada held a recurring role on both seasons of Amazon Studios Alpha House opposite John Goodman. He has appeared on Law and Order: SVU, Hostages, Pose, Orange is the New Black, The Plot Against America, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, I Love You…But I Lied, Z: The Beginning of Everything, among others. Notable film credits include Wetware, Night Sweats, BADA BING BADA BOOM, and Mr. Lada acted in and co-produced Misty Button which won audience choice at the 2019 Soho International Film Festival. His directorial debut of The Andy Baker Tape has gone on to win 26 awards including Best Horror Feature Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the Long Island International Film Expo, and Best Feature Film at the Coney Island Film Festival.

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Director Statement

The Andy Baker Tape was written, shot, and edited in a 6-month period during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Created by a displaced screen actor, an out-of-work Blue Man, an Australian based sound engineer, and a first time female producer; the film is testament to creation and keeping the artistic spirit alive while the rest of the world was forced into a hibernation. Our story is a joyride of laughs, thrills, and suspense. My team and I are delighted to share it with you.