When The Clock Strikes

A horror/comedy involving dating apps and a haunted grandfather clock

  • Andrew Littlefield
    Last Scene
  • Andrew Littlefield
    Last Scene
  • Andrew Littlefield
    Last Scene
  • Sean Patrick Leonard
    Key Cast
    Range Runners
  • Dana N Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Jason Aaron
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Snake Alley Festival of Film
    United States
    July 15, 2023
    Iowa Premiere
Director Biography - Andrew Littlefield

I was born in Lansdale Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Philadelphia in 1980. Growing up my mother would read me the classic fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and my mind would come alive with images of a magical world. Not only was I impacted by the stories she told, but also by her profound approach on storytelling. When I entered middle school, I started to get into poetry and began writing my own work through high school. Along with stories and poetry, I also showed an interest in movies and filmmaking. I was always fascinated with the creation of making images on film from stories. With my enthusiasm for writing and filmmaking, I attended the University of Pittsburgh as a film studies/writing student in 1998. Through the University I studied the philosophy of filmmaking and English Literature. I also attended Pittsburgh Filmmakers, which is a film school connected with the University. I learned all aspects of film and video from 8mm film to editing on Final Cut Pro. For my final film project from Pittsburgh Filmmakers, I converted a short story I wrote in high school into a screenplay and directed, entitled “Deadline”. It’s a classic film noir premise with a great femme fatale character. I graduated with a degree in Film Studies and English Literature and a certificate from film school. After college, I moved to Indianapolis and worked on a documentary as a camera operator. I began writing my story “Thesis” and continued to work on other various film projects. In 2006, I moved to Chicago to expand my horizon and infiltrate myself in a bigger and better artistic city. I began writing a short screenplay entitled “Monday Morning”, an extra ordinary story of love and the little things we take for granted in relationships. I directed and produced the film in 2007 and it was completed in the spring of 2008. It premiered at Chicago International Reel Shorts Festival in September of 2008. It was also shown at The Naperville International Film Festival. It is available to watch on my IMDB page, as well as, Vimeo. In the summer of 2008 I directed and produced a documentary on the Avon Walk for breast cancer in Chicago titled "Why We Walk". The dvd is available to order on amazon, as well as, VOD. In 2009 I wrote, directed, and produced by first feature length film titled "The One True Thing'. The story of a man trying to rediscover his love for writing while on a weekend getaway with his close college friends. The film will be available on amazon in the Spring 2013. In the summer of 2011 I wrote, directed, and produced a short film titled "Perhaps". The story of a stand up comedy over the course of one night and the realization he finds with a special person he meets at the bar. The film will be available on amazon in the Fall 2013. As I continue to write stories here in Chicago, the fairy tales from my childhood continue to influence my inspirational approach to storytelling while applying human emotions that exist everyday in the lives of many.

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Director Statement

When The Clock Strikes came about with wanting to revisit an old 8mm horror film I did in college which had the classic stalker theme. With this version I brought in some more modern day elements including dating apps along with comedy while still keeping the classic horror themes alive. Working with the actors, Dana and Sean, was a true privilege and they elevated the characters to another level with tiny nuances you’ll see throughout the film. I’m so proud of the final product and I feel audiences will be drawn into the story and characters.