The Inside

A mother and her son move into an old house with a dark and sinister secret. They experience random and strange occurrences and begin to wonder if it's the work of their depraved neighbor or something else entirely.

  • Michael Tuthill
    Director
    Damned, Reunion
  • Amy Tuthill
    Writer
  • Brandon Lescure
    Producer
    The Backpage, Murder House, Venture Capital
  • John Rehwinkel
    Producer
  • James R. Castle
    Producer
  • John Dayton
    Producer
  • Christopher Vigliotti
    Producer
  • Everett Glovier
    Producer
    Murder House, The Backpage
  • Zach Myers
    Producer
    Murder House
  • Alyssa Beckman
    Key Cast
    “Molly”
  • David Polsky
    Key Cast
    “Tyler”
  • Matt Gulbranson
    Key Cast
    “Red”
  • Kevin Troy
    Key Cast
    “Bill”
    Damned
  • Donna Brice Madison
    Key Cast
    “Reba”
  • Susan Chase
    Key Cast
    “The Woman/Gloria Cooper”
  • Edonis Washington
    Key Cast
    “The Sheriff”
  • Harry Lashley
    Key Cast
    “Deputy ”
  • Zach Myers
    Director of Photography
  • Everett Glovier
    Director of Photography
  • Amy Tuthill
    Costume Design
  • John Dayton
    Original Music
  • Christopher Vigliotti
    Original Music
  • Lydia McDevitt
    Special Makeup Effects
  • Brandon Lescure
    Assistant Director
  • Grant Sharretts
    Assistant Director
  • Rebecca Clendaniel
    Script Supervisor
  • Zachary Trees
    Sound
  • Chris Lange
    Grip & Electric
  • Michael Chang
    Grip & Electric
  • Chris Sines
    Grip & Electric
  • Berlin Waechter
    Grip & Electric
  • Madison Weinberg
    Props
  • Jessica Ludeman
    Production Assistants
  • Laurel Screven
    Production Assistants
  • Domenico Vigliotti
    Production Assistants
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    13,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Scarlet-W 5K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Hagerstown
    United States
    March 30, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival
    Pittsburgh
    United States
    April 12, 2019
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Motor City Nightmares Film Festival
    Novi
    United States
    April 27, 2019
    Michigan Premiere
    Finalist
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    Official Selection/Nominated for Editing
  • Indie Horror Film Festival
    Dekalb, IL
    United States
    July 13, 2019
    Illinois Premiere
    Official Selection/Nominated for Sound/Cinematography/Actress/Best Short/ Winner Best Short/ Winner Best Cinematography/ Winner Best Actress
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection/ Nominee Best Child Actor / Winner Best Child Actor
  • NEPA Horror Film Festival
    Scranton, PA
    United States
    October 13, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Reels of the Dead
    Louisville
    United States
    August 30, 2019
    Kentucky
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Michael Tuthill

Michael is a video production grad from Fitchburg State that has worked as a jack of all trades in the indie world since he was old enough to pick up a camera. Since he moved to Maryland he has produced, shot, edited or even briefly appeared in front of a camera on projects around the DMV region. Now he dreams of taking up writing and directing full time with the Inside being his most ambitious project to date.

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Director Statement

This film was written early in 2017 by my wife Amy. We were initially inspired by the pitch video for a generic "mom horror" by Red Letter Media, and didn't take ourselves seriously with it until we showed the screenplay to the folks at Sympatico. They loved the script and after we decided the project could work, we began pre-production in early 2018. With the generous support of friends, family, acquaintances and total strangers - we were able to finance the film that really stands as an allegory for the struggles of parenting and the horror of living in an old home. This is all personified by the turmoil we experienced living in our own house in Knoxville. Shot over the course of 5 days and nights with half a dozen different locations, the film sprang to life before our eyes and serves as the first collaboration between my wife and I. We hope this film illustrates the possible proof of concept for a larger premise. We hope you enjoy our humble little horror and thank you for watching!

Michael Tuthill