The Doll

WINNER BEST DIRECTOR - San Antonio Horrific Film Fest 2019
WINNER PEOPLE’S CHOICE - Stephenville FrightFest 2019

“The Doll” is the debut horror short film by Director Jason Vandygriff. Mixing elements of slow burn horror and Pediophobia (Fear of Dolls), to create a short form horror experience guaranteed to chill you to the bone.

After finding an old doll in the attic of his new home, James is slowly stalked by this malevolent being.

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  • Jason Vandygriff
  • Jason Vandygriff
  • Jason Vandygriff
  • Jason Vandygriff
    Key Cast
  • Eric Jerrols
    Key Cast
  • David Fesliyan
  • Erika Janssen
    Creature Design
  • Jason Vandygriff
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K, iPhone XS Max
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • San Antonio Horrific Film Fest 2019
    San Antonio, Texas
    United States
    October 19, 2019
    Premiere Screening
    WINNER Best Director, Official Selection
  • Stephenville Fright Fest 2019
    Stephenville, Texas
    United States
    October 25, 2019
    WINNER People’s Choice Award, Official Selection
  • LiftOff First Time Filmmaker Sessions 2019
    United Kingdom
    October 20, 2019
    Vimeo Online Competition Screening
    Official Selection
  • Reels of the Dead 2019 Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    November 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • The Magic of Horror Film Festival
    Richmond, VA
    United States
    December 7, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Cairo Mobile Film Festival
    Cairo, Egypt
    December 28, 2019
    North African Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Wimberley Film Festival
    Wimberley, Texas
    United States
    January 18, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival Spring 2020
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    May 16, 2020
    Oregon Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Shutter Speed Film Festival
    Arlington, Texas
    United States
    October 23, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Austin Micro Short Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    June 15, 2020
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Tin Star Films
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Jason Vandygriff

Self taught filmmaker Jason Vandygriff grew up and currently lives in Texas. After spending several years filming live music and outdoor related YouTube content, he ventured into short film production. His sophomore effort is the drama short film Her Look (2020) that will begin it's film festival run in Spring 2020.

Winner/Best Director - "The Doll" - San Antonio Horrific Film Fest 2019

Reviews: “I’m happy to see Jason win BEST DIRECTOR at the San Antonio Horrific Film Festival because, with this simple idea, he’s on his way to bigger things.” - Jai Alexis at House of Tortured Souls

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Director Statement

I am a passionate writer/director that thrives on the technical nature of filmmaking. The composition of shots to the minutia of editing fascinates, and drives me to push the limits of my budget, to satisfy my own creativity.