When Shadows Dance at Night

Following her brother's death, Georgia, a young college student, returns home to her reservation only to find she's become the prey of a shapeshifting, faceless figure.

  • Taye Alvis
  • Taye Alvis
  • Rachel Souza
  • Sierra Jamieson
    Key Cast
  • Glen Reid
    Key Cast
  • Colton Hart
    Key Cast
  • Gaby Shubat
  • Alma Hadzimustafic
  • Liam DeBoer
    Sound Designer & Mixer
  • Hannah Joosse
    Art Director
  • Julia Edmiston
    Script Supervisor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,500 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Digital 4K
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ryerson University
Director Biography - Taye Alvis

Taye Alvis is an Anishinaabe/Ojibwe filmmaker based out of Toronto, Ontario. He's had experience in both theatre and film where he's written and directed a number of projects in many different genres, although he's taken a liking to horror as of late. Recently he graduated from Ryerson University's film program in the spring of 2021.

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Director Statement

I completed this film as my thesis project at Ryerson University. It was a film that was developed over the course of my final year and one that was based off of the kinds of ghost stories I grew up with. Stories of "shadow people" who roam the reservation at night. Stories my relatives passed down to me.