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Yard Sale

A family on their way to a reunion find themselves sidetracked to yard sale on a remote farm where they get more than they bargained for.

  • Jared Eves
  • Garry MacLean
  • Garry MacLean
  • Garry MacLean
    Key Cast
  • Shawna Pliva
    Key Cast
  • Keaira Pliva
    Key Cast
  • Bill Baksa
    Key Cast
  • Mike Anthony
    Key Cast
  • Sherri Dahl
    Key Cast
  • Chase Gardiner
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,700 USD
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  • Festival of Fear International Film Festival
    October 13, 2019
    Alberta Premiere
    Best Short Film Audience Choice
  • Edmonton Short Film Festival
    Edmonton, Alberta
    October 19, 2019
    Best Short in Horror/Suspense
  • Canada Shorts Film Festival
    Saint John
    December 14, 2019
    Award of Commendation
  • Global Independent Film Awards

    October 16, 2020
    Bronze Award - Best Actress & Best Suspense/Thriller
  • Hex After Dark Film Festival
    October 15, 2020
    Best Canadian Film
Director Biography - Jared Eves

Jared graduated with honours from the film/video program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and in the years since graduation has completed several short films, including an award winning documentary (Hooked), as well as a variety of other video projects.

He is currently at work co-writing a new web series with a fellow SAIT alumni, and is in the script stage on several new short films for possible production in the near future.

Jared lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Director Statement

Yard Sale is a passion project for writer/producer Garry MacLean. The concept was first developed in 2013 while Garry and his family were on a road trip to a family reunion when they passed a sign on the highway reading, “Yard Sale 10 kms <--”. It seemed odd to Garry and his wife that there would be a yard sale in practically the middle of nowhere. The creative Juices started flowing and the story was developed to create a fun little horror film.

The short film script was finalized in 2015 but it would have to wait a further 4 years before filming would commence. After receiving a grant through the ACTRA MIP Grant program, Garry was able to get the film started in February 2019 with actual filming spanning 2 days in early March. By the end of April, the project was complete.

It is now the goal of Garry to run the festival circuit with hopes of gaining some recognition and using any accolades to pursue funding opportunities for a feature length version of the short film. This project is but a stepping stone to a larger project.