The Camp

Grieving a recent tragedy, a young woman and her friends take a camping trip deep in the woods, where they encounter a malevolent force more ancient than the forest itself.

  • Andrew Oliver
    Director
  • Andrew Oliver
    Writer
  • David Sollberger
    Producer
  • Travis Lochmueller
    Producer
  • Andrew Oliver
    Producer
  • Grace Favarro
    Key Cast
    "Grace"
  • Nathan Wasinski
    Key Cast
    "Nick"
  • Dar'Jon Bentley
    Key Cast
    "Dar'Jon"
  • Alex Packard
    Key Cast
    "Sean"
  • Isabella Fay
    Key Cast
    "Elizabeth"
  • Kevin Ng
    Director of Photography
  • Andrew Oliver
    Editor
  • Sean Norris
    Special Makeup Effects
  • Andrew Oliver
    Music
  • Sean Norris
    Sound Design
  • Andrew Oliver
    Sound Design
  • Christian Peralta
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 27, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.33:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Andrew Oliver

I was born and raised in a small Ohio town, where I spent my childhood watching movies and making home videos; cultivating my love for film. At 17 years old, I produced 'Behind Halftime: An Unofficial Marching Band Movie', a documentary that followed a year in the life of my high school marching band.

After graduating high school, I enrolled in Baldwin Wallace University's Film Studies program. There, I produced a variety of short films, including 'Priorities' (screened at the 2018 Highland Square Film Festival in Akron, Ohio) and 'The Camp'. I graduated in May 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Film Studies.

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Director Statement

The idea for The Camp first came to me while I struggled with recurring sleep paralysis episodes. Not being able to sleep properly felt like a violation; an invasion of an otherwise peaceful and constant part of my life.

Ultimately, I went even further with the idea of a violating force: one that invades privacy, trust, and the minds of its victims. This became the main conflict the characters of The Camp experience.

When something that has always been a constant, immovable, and essential part of their lives is suddenly taken away, can they ever fully recover?

Or will they remain stuck in a loop, wondering what could have been?