Private Project

The Depths

After a brother and sister achieve astral projection, the footage they capture reveals the malicious effects of their family trauma.

  • Tristan Reed
    The Black Sphere
  • Tristan Reed
    The Black Sphere
  • Craig Erpelding
  • Peter Matsoukas
  • Ansley Valentine
  • Isabella Bonanno
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Yauger
    Key Cast
  • Eric Roberts
    Key Cast
    "Professor Conrad"
  • Afton Shepard
    Key Cast
    "Tera/Mommy Matthews"
  • Eirene Stavropoulos
    Key Cast
  • Benjamin Sanchez
    Key Cast
  • Sofia Vidali
    Key Cast
  • Aiden Denehie
    Key Cast
  • Campbell Overfelt
    Key Cast
  • Erik G. Hunter
    Director of Photography
  • Sophia Haboush
    Art Director
  • Brittany Reyes
    Special FX & Makeup
  • Owen Bagwell
    First Assistant Director
  • Jake Barnett
    Second Assistant Director
  • Gavin Goodman
    Sound Recordist
  • Morgen Ludwig
  • Kristen Held
    Wardrobe for Mr. Roberts
  • Shane Hickman
    Prop Maker
  • Matalin Racaster
    Script Consultant
  • Katie Rebekka
    Still Photographer
  • Ethan Neihart
  • Jackson Maracle
  • Maeve Panich
  • David Woods
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    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 3, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Tristan Reed

Tristan Reed is a young filmmaker and graduate from Indiana University's prestigious BFA Cinematic Arts Program. With a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for visuals, Reed has made a significant mark in indie cinema. His creative journey has led him to take on various roles in filmmaking, including writing, directing, editing, and producing.

Reed is particularly known for his work in the horror and sci-fi genres, where he has crafted numerous mind-bending projects. One of his standout achievements is his award-winning thesis film, "The Black Sphere," which has garnered critical acclaim and recognition. This short was selected and awarded by ten film festivals, including the Academy Award qualifying Indy Shorts International Festival. With his vision and dedication, Tristan Reed is now setting his sights on producing feature films, promising audiences even more immersive and thrilling cinematic experiences in the future.

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Director Statement

The found footage landscape has always been an interesting space that I've wanted to navigate. I'm always absorbing inspiration from found footage classics to craft unsettling atmospheres, but I'm also influenced by the chaos of iconic slasher films.

My first feature film, THE DEPTHS, is a combination of atmospheric POV terror and wacky slasher tropes, with a hint of modern analog horror. I have a priority as a filmmaker to combine brutality with plenty of heart, but wanted to make a feature from an unhinged perspective that combines different elements of the horror genre. THE DEPTHS is a product of everything I find "scary good" and a presentation on how narrative-led found footage can take on a mind of its own.