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Dark Of The Night

Devan Darke is a podcaster of the pananormal
who accepts a challenge to live in a notoriously
haunted house for one year. He doesn’t expect
this beautiful home to provide much of a challenge.

He’s Dead Wrong.

  • KC Allen
    Director
    Melting Pot, Wildcat, Details, Randomocity
  • TJ Cooley
    Director
    Wildcat, Minus One, The Horseman
  • KC Allen
    Writer
    Wildcat, Melting Pot, Details, A Collar for Kevin
  • KC Allen
    Producer
    Melting Pot, Details
  • TJ Cooley
    Producer
    L'appel du Vide, Solitude of Love
  • Randy R. Fabert
    Key Cast
    Psycho Killer, Lord of Shadows, Wildcat
  • Larry 'Sparrow' Combs
    Key Cast
    Robot Mission, Autumn Moon
  • Greg Kraus
    Cinematography
    Alone Yet Not Alone, Randomocity, The Reliant
  • Charles Mallory
    Composers
    'Til Death, Seven Hells, Threshold, Melting Pot
  • Parker Wiksell
    Composers
    'Til Death, Deafening, Melting Pot, Details
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Three Weeks of Terror
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    October 30, 2016
    Three Weeks of Terror
    Best Film, Best Director, Best Sound
  • Horror Hotel
    Hudson, OH
    United States
    June 17, 2017
    Best Ohio Film, Best Ohio Lead Actor, Best Ohio Director, Best Ohio Cinematography, Honorable Mention
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    October 22, 2017
    Nominated: Best Ohio Short
  • HorrorHound Film Fest
    Cincinnati
    United States
    March 24, 2018
    Cincinnati Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Indie Horror Film Festival
    DeKalb, Illinois
    United States
    March 17, 2018
    Out-Of-Ohio Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - KC Allen, TJ Cooley

KC Allen began his creative career as a broadcast personality and morning show host of several radio stations, a career that lasted 18 years. In 2001 he founded a video production company, producing films for corporations and business, and then delved into the narrative world in 2006. After experiencing production of films for business, narrative features and narrative shorts, he turned his compass towards a focus on writing and directing. In 2016 he received 24 nominations for films he produced, wrote, or directed, and 8 category award wins. So far in 2017 his films have received 14 nominations, and 11 award wins, including two Best Film awards, one 1st Runner Up Best Film award, a Best Director award and one Best of Genre award.

TJ Cooley is an avid filmmaker, that started at a young age, sneaking out of bed to watch late night movies. Inspired by the classics, TJ has worked in movies and media industry for the last 12 years. When TJ is not directing or producing he has a small business crafting apple boxes at Arch and Pillar Design. in 2016 he won Best Director for his short film, "Wildcat", and in 2017 he has received 7 nominations and 5 award wins, including two Best Film awards, and another Best Director award.

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Director Statement

KC Allen: We had a limited time to make the film and a limited length the movie could be. We spend 2 days filming, a week editing and two weeks working on the surround sound design. All of the sounds came from the house in which we filmed. It was a magnificent location, so much so that I'm saddened that someone actually lives there now. I'm very grateful for the exposure this film has gotten, and I look forward to creating a feature based on its premise.

TJ Cooley: I love the creation process in directing a movie. I love to see the character dawn on the actor, when they realize just who the characters are, and it becomes them. I’ve never been enamored with the idea that the director is in control of the movie, that the movie begins and ends with the thoughts and will of the director. I think the director is the catalyst that gets it all rolling and with enough energy and love, it grows to have a life of its own. The crew, the talent, and lastly the audience all participate in helping it flourish.