Private Project

Field of Screams (Short 2016)

A woman tries to sell the baseball field she inherited from her parents, but the team isn't ready to let it, or her, go…

  • Natalie Pohorski
  • Alex Jacobs
  • Natalie Pohorski
  • Francisco C Torres
    Key Cast
  • Simone LaPierre
    Key Cast
  • Ashley Ellison
    Director of Photography
  • Jeffrey Pohorski
    Executive Producer/2nd Unit DP/Asst. Camera
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Wildwood Film Festival
    United States
    March 11, 2017
    Wisconsin Premiere
  • Chicago Horror Film Festival
    United States
    September 22, 2017
Director Biography - Natalie Pohorski

A horror fanatic above all things, Natalie has been making films from a very young age. While this is the first film she has directed, she has produced everything from short films, to interstitial pieces, TV series, promos, and documentaries. She is the Director of Production at Creative Kingdoms, an interactive game company in Madison, WI.

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Director Statement

The true inspiration for the film, and the story behind it, was that Alex (Writer) and I were in development on an unrelated horror feature. We had been having regular phone calls and Skype meetings about it (he's based in LA.) One night in the fall of 2014, I went to a friend's softball game at this field in Middleton,WI and I fell in love. I started snapping pictures of every area of the place and sent them to Alex right away, knowing we HAD to make a horror movie here. A week later he had a first draft and we hit the ground running.

While my film career began in LA, my love of low-budget, indie filmmaking brought me back to Wisconsin. I have years of experience in producing, but this was my first dive into directing. My goal as a producer was to make this a grass-roots, community effort and give people who normally wouldn't get the chance, the opportunity to work on a film. My vision as a director was to create a short film as true to the classic 80's slasher as possible, catapulting off of a simple, solid script; the perfect location; and the finishing touch -- a dynamite original musical score.