Private Project

The Tale of Hide and Shriek

On Haloween Day, a group of children play a game of hide and seek until something unexpected happens.

  • Sage Drake
    Director
    CALLMEISTER, HAM JAM, SELFIES FEVER, HIS GOOD WIFE, CHRISTMAS SHIT
  • Sage Drake
    Writer
    CALLMEISTER, HAM JAM, SELFIES FEVER, HIS GOOD WIFE, CHRISTMAS SHIT
  • Jennifer Strickland
    Producer
    SELFIES FEVER, ADDICTION
  • Elizabeth Orlova
    Key Cast
    “Liz”
    SELFIES FEVER
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Noir
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    140 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon EOS 5D Mark 3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival

    Winner: Best Horror Short Film and Best Actress
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Festival

    Official Selection
  • Creepy Tree Film Festival

    Finalist
  • Alternative Film Festival

    Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Sage Drake

San Francisco freelance photographer/videographer, covered many weddings, indie music videos, promotional videos, special events, etc.

Studied filmmaking at the College of San Mateo. Film instructor was Jay Rosenblatt.

Credited in two documentary feature films WE ARE ONE (production staff) and TAIL DRAGGER (co-cinematographer).

Director of 19 short films (currently), 80 film festivals selections and twenty-three awards. Films such as CALLMEISTER (Official Selection San Francisco Frozen Film Festival) and HAM JAM (Official Selection Long Island International Film Expo).

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Director Statement

Never directed a horror film before. Made plenty of thrillers and children theme productions. My horror filmmakers and actors friends encouraged me to make one and so I did. I do watch horror films if I'm in the mood and I wanted my film to be different. So I wrote a detailed script with action but gave the actors the freedom to provide me improvisational dialogue. Most of the actors are inexperienced and their performances gave it a natural, organic feel to it, like a documentary subject.