Private Project

The Casketmaker

In a town called Crow Valley, the townspeople meet every year to pay a tax to an unseen man known only as "The Casketmaker". So long as a townsperson continues to pay their tax, the Casketmaker will continue building their casket. But on the day he completes one's casket, they will die. Eloise takes a stand against this twisted tradition.

  • Sarah Elizabeth Perkins
  • Sarah Elizabeth Perkins
  • Leah Hensen
  • Sarah Elizabeth Perkins
  • Colleen Perkins
  • Mike Perkins
  • Chrissy Gambold
    Key Cast
  • Conner Case
    Key Cast
  • Colleen Perkins
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Psychological
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Liberty University
Director Biography - Sarah Elizabeth Perkins

Hailing from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Sarah moved to Lynchburg, Virginia in 2016 to begin her film career as a student at Liberty University. She served as production and costume designer for numerous projects while at film school. It was during her final year at Liberty she wrote and directed her debut short film "The Casketmaker", the screenplay for which earned her the Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting. Sarah considers writing and directing to be her first loves, with design being a very close second. Since graduating, Sarah has been working hard at completing the editing process for her debut as well as working on independent projects in Michigan, primarily in production and costume design.

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Director Statement

The Casketmaker started as such a small spark of an idea in my mind, a spark I could not have fathomed would become the tangible, beautiful art piece that it is today. For my debut film, I'm not sure I could be more proud. More than proud, I am grateful. Grateful for the opportunities God gave me, for the generous financial support I found. I am astounded by the exceptionally talented artists that contributed their brilliance to this labor of love. The Casketmaker is a love letter to humanity and its ability to right its own wrongs throughout the course of history. It takes one person to stand against the status quo so that change can begin.