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Department 666

A recently deceased man discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what he was expecting.

  • Dave Harlequin
    Writer
  • Adam York
    Director
  • Jesse H. Knight
    Producer
  • Dave Harlequin
    Producer
  • Patrick G. Keenan
    Key Cast
    “Barry Thomas”
    The Blind Side, Homeland, Outcast, The Patriot
  • Michael Ray Williams
    Key Cast
    “Chris Kirkwood”
    Kill Giggles, Between Hell and a Hard Place, Knob Goblins
  • David G. Holland
    Key Cast
    “Tom”
    Freakshow, Carver, Call Workshop
  • Margaret Alice
    Key Cast
    “Receptionist”
    Kill Giggles, The Werewolf Hunters
  • Jaysen Buterin
    Key Cast
    “Strange Man”
    Kill Giggles, The Corner, The Hot Pink Jesus Trilogy
  • Rich Sigfrit
    Key Cast
    “Radio DJ (Voice)”
    Podcasting for Dummies, Geek Radio Daily
  • Jesse H. Knight
    Director of Photography
  • Andrea Gonzales
    Executive Producer
  • Matthew Ketcham
    Executive Producer
  • Keila Santiago
    Key Makeup Artist
  • Kevin Murray
    Sound Recordist/Boom Operator
  • Christopher Draven Keith
    Gaffer/Key Grip
  • Micah Lorick
    Assistant Director
  • Edmund Lee
    Property Master/Lead Production Assistant
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Suspense, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K UHD/Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Carolina Screenwriting Showcase
    Asheville, North Carolina
    United States
    May 3, 2019
    Screenwriting Competition (Pre-Filming)
    Best Original Screenplay: Short Film (Winner), Best Unproduced Screenplay (Winner)
  • Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    United States
    September 20, 2019
    Early Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    September 27, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Reels of the Dead: Charlotte
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    September 28, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Stormy Weather Horror Fest
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    September 28, 2019
    Georgia Premiere
    Best Director (Nominated), Best Sound/Music Design (Nominated)
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 1, 2019
    International Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    Online
    October 3, 2019
    Top Film of Week 42 (Winner), Top Film of Week 43 (Winner), Best Short Film of the Month (Nominated)
  • Cinema City International Film Festival
    Novi Sad, Vojvodina
    Serbia
    October 4, 2019
    Serbian Premiere
    Best Micro-Short (Winner)
  • Carnival of Darkness: The Haunted Pamlico Film Festival
    Washington, North Carolina
    United States
    October 12, 2019
    Eastern NC Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fall Fear Fest
    Shelby, North Carolina
    United States
    October 13, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    United States
    October 19, 2019
    Best NC Film (Nominated)
  • Cutting Edge International Film Festival
    Pompano Beach, Florida
    United States
    November 1, 2019
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Geek Short Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    November 2, 2019
    Best Horror Short (Nominated)
  • Stranger Days Independent Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    November 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • AtomaCon Film Festival
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    United States
    November 22, 2019
    South Carolina Premiere
    Best Regional Film (Nominated)
  • Reels of the Dead: Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    November 23, 2019
    Illinois Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Hyde Horror Film Festival
    Jekyll Island, Georgia
    United States
    December 14, 2019
    Southern GA Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
    Jaipur, Rajasthan
    India
    January 17, 2020
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Adam York

Adam York is a professional independent filmmaker from Sanford, North Carolina and the co-creative director of A Stranger Concept Films. Winner of over two dozen awards throughout the film festival circuit, Adam first began his career as a director in 2014 after getting his start as a theatrical lighting designer and instructor at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Also a bone cancer survivor and amputee, Adam frequently travels around the convention circuit doing public speaking appearances in hopes of inspiring others to overcome their obstacles through the arts. He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Melanie.

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Director Statement

DEPARTMENT 666 represents more than a year's worth of writing, daydreaming, and imagination from writer/producer Dave Harlequin. It draws influence from many of our own personal favorite depictions of hell, while still being something we feel is a truly unique take on it. It has won two different screenwriting awards prior to filming, and was completed thanks to all of the hard work and dedication from our cast and crew. We truly hope you enjoy it.