The Rabbit Hole

During the end of the Vietnam War, Mason Hurley returns home after losing all of his men in combat. His family is hesitant to embrace his return, as they are concerned he has brought back the monsters with him. The more he tries to not deal with his PTSD, and lock it away, the more it comes to the surface and affects not only Mason but his entire family until it manifests into PTSD Paranormal Psychosis.

(A period piece that uses only wardrobe, furniture, and props from the 1970s/1980s era, and the main location is a Victorian home built in the 1870s. In addition the film is made by Veterans, and the extras were all from different branches of military including Vietnam, and The Gulf War.)

  • Richard Bakewell
    Postpartum, Officer Down, Hairspray Live!
  • Richard Bakewell
    Postpartum, Officer Down
  • Richard Bakewell
    Postpartum, Officer Down, Before I Die
  • Lale Arpaci
    Postpartum, Officer Down, Ridiculousness, In Ice Cold Blood
  • Noah Mathers
    Knight Fight, Kitchen Nightmares
  • Patrick Dupree
    Naked And Afraid
  • Michael Marinacio
    Key Cast
    The Education of A Negro, My Haunted House, Criminal Confessions
  • Arielle Bodenhausen
    Key Cast
    Choice, Hollywood, Chasing 8s
  • Kylee Levien
    Key Cast
    Mood Swings, DNA Killer, Kayla
  • Eli Ray
    Key Cast
    Well Behaved, The Romanoffs
  • Ian McGlocklin
    Invincible, Hells Kitchen
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror, Suspense, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Los Angeles Premiere
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 24, 2019
    Downtown Independent
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    United States
    December 31, 2019
  • Indie Film Night
    United States
    December 21, 2019
  • Take It Easy Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 8, 2020
  • The Lift Off Sessions
    United Kingdom
    January 12, 2020
  • Košice International Monthly Film Festival
    May 27, 2020
  • Honor Film Festival
    Ft. Lauderdale
    United States
    August 10, 2020
  • Eurasia Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    January 25, 2020
  • Nevermore Film Festival
    United States
    February 28, 2020
  • Play Film Festival PARIS
    March 19, 2020
  • IndieX Film Festival Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 8, 2020
  • Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
    United States
    April 11, 2020
  • IndieX Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 8, 2020
    Best Thriller Short
Director Biography - Richard Bakewell

RICHARD BAKEWELL, the director of “The Rabbit Hole,” grew up in Chicago and graduated from one of the top ten film schools in the country, Columbia College where he studied Directing and Cinematography.

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Director Statement

To tell the story of a soldier experiencing PTSD Paranormal Psychosis I used all sorts of methods of storytelling, sound design, camera movement, and flashbacks to emphasize the terror he is constantly living. More than anything I used his children and wife as a vessel to show the audience that the family is always the most impacted by this disease and hope that it helps many veterans to seek help before it's too late.