The Cabinet In The Woods

A man searching for his lost dog in the woods stumbles upon something very bizarre.

  • Andrew Schwarz
    Director
    Separation
  • Bob Klein
    Writer
  • Andrew Schwarz
    Writer
    Separation
  • Bob Klein
    Producer
  • Andrew Schwarz
    Producer
    Separation
  • Ignacyo Matynia
    Key Cast
    Sconed: Love Kills, Fadó
  • Lauren Dougherty
    Key Cast
    So...What Happened Last Night, Finding America, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment
  • Karen Sweeney
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital Video
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest 2016
    Teaneck, NJ
    United States
    December 8, 2016
    World Premiere
    WINNER: Best Director (Andrew Schwarz)
  • Grove Film Festival 2016
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    December 21, 2016
    Jersey City Premiere
    WINNER: Best Actor (Ignacyo Matynia), NOMINEES: Best Actress (Lauren Dougherty), Best Film
  • Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival 2017
    Miami, FL
    United States
    February 18, 2017
    Florida Premiere
    NOMINEE: Best Musical Score- Short Film
  • Garden State Film Festival 2017
    Atlantic City, NJ
    United States
    April 1, 2017
    Atlantic City Premiere
    WINNER: Best Home-Grown Short Film
  • Grindhouse Nights At Cafe Z - February Freakshow 2017
    Union, NJ
    United States
    February 25, 2017
  • Brightside Tavern Short Film Festival 2017
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    March 5, 2017
    WINNER: Best NJ Short Film, Best Actor Horror (Ignacyo Matynia), NOMINEES: Best Horror/Thriller, Best Actress Horror, Best Director Horror
  • Nashville Film Festival 2017
    Nashville, TN
    United States
    April 24, 2017
    Southeast Premiere
  • Hoboken International Film Festival 2017
    Greenwood Lake, NY
    United States
    May 23, 2017
    WINNER: Best Short Film
Director Biography - Andrew Schwarz

Andrew Schwarz is the director, co-writer, co-producer, and music composer behind THE CABINET IN THE WOODS. He is an extremely hard-working and passionate visionary of cinema.

When he was born on February 2, 1992, the doctors all erupted into laugher; for Andrew Schwarz was the only humming child they had ever delivered! An innate flare for music had blossomed, rendering him a fine pianist, singer, composer, and teacher of piano. Film became another obsession of Andrew's at about the age of 12.

Andrew graduated in 2014 from Hofstra University with degrees in Music Composition and Film Production. His senior thesis short film, SEPARATION, crushed the festival circuit with 21 acceptances around the world, and garnered 10 award wins and 14 other nominations, all in just one year.

THE CABINET IN THE WOODS is Andrew Schwarz's first post-academic vision, realizing his fervent adoration for the horror genre and all things creepy! A partnership with fellow filmmaker Bob Klein has brought a truly unique and conceptual slice of body horror into the world; one that not even the most accomplished of horror audience members is likely to soon shake off!!!

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Director Statement

Hello All!!

Thank you so much for taking interest in this wild little horror/thriller, THE CABINET IN THE WOODS! Dare I say, this film might just trick you once or twice. But my saying anything further will not do justice to the film's aberrant charm! One must see it right away to understand...

That being said, I must add that this project, like all other projects on which I whole-heartedly take, is a product of immense passion; a passion for the telling of stories that are truly UNIQUE, in every sense of the word, from a writing to a visual standpoint.

I DON'T MUCH CARE for stories that fail to put a cheeky smile on your face, or make you have to look away for a moment, or afterward ponder the experience you've just shared with everyone in attendance. I am not in the business of making movies that ignore your personal connection and bewilderment.

That is my rubric and my forewarning. I do hope you enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience of THE CABINET IN THE WOODS!

Yours Horrifically,
Andrew Schwarz (Director, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Composer)