Private Project

The Fear Inside

An agoraphobic woman encounters unexplained events in her home and wrestles with whether her need to escape them outweighs her paralyzing fear.

  • Rick Hamilton
    Dream of Spring, Matchgirl, In the Beginning...
  • Rick Hamilton
    Dream of Spring, Matchgirl, In the Beginning...
  • Carrie Plew
    Key Cast
  • Megan Magee
    Key Cast
  • Victoria Logue
    Key Cast
  • Rebecca Kopec
    Key Cast
    Just Super
  • Craig Klonowski
    When the World Goes Dark, Dream of Spring, Matchgirl
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Cinéphile Film Festival
    New Delhi, India
    November 7, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Queens World Film Festival
    Queens, NY
    March 18, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • High Country Film Festival
    Boone, NC
    United States
    April 9, 2016
  • Skyline Film Festival
    Gainesville, GA
    United States
    April 22, 2016
    Best Student Film Nomination
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    July 16, 2016
    Best Foreign Horror/Thriller Short Nomination
  • Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival
    Pittsburgh, PA
    United States
    July 17, 2016
  • Hamilton International Film Festival
    Hamilton, NY
    United States
    July 31, 2016
  • Chain NYC Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    August 10, 2016
  • Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
    Long Beach, CA
    United States
    September 3, 2016
    California Premiere
  • EyeCatcher International Film Festival
    McAlester, OK
    United States
    November 9, 2016
    Best Student Film Nomination
  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    Tampa, FL
    United States
    December 2, 2016
Director Biography - Rick Hamilton

Rick Hamilton directed the Off-Broadway show "Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies." His work Off-Off Broadway includes "Geeks! The Musical" and "Sophia." He has aided in developing shows and directed staged readings of "Candy Hearts," "Sarah was Mine" and "A Retail Carol." Rick also directed the steampunk burlesque cabaret "Suave and the Boner," which has been performed in Ohio and repeat engagements in NYC (Original Cast Album available on iTunes). After a career of performing on and directing for the stage, Rick has transitioned to filmmaking. Currently a student at The New School, he is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Film Production. His intent is to marry the two art forms, making films with a sense of theatricality and exploring the relationship of cinematography and choreography.

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Director Statement

An offhand remark inspired the short: “When sleeping the desert, you awake the next morning surrounded by the footprints of everything that’s been crawling around you as you slept.” It was a horrifying image and laid the groundwork of the plot. But the depiction of Kate’s struggle to overcome both internal and external struggles is the heart of the film. Knowing Kate needed no knight in shining armor to save her from her demons, it was then a conscious choice to make it an all female cast, a rarity in the thriller genre.