She Came from the Woods

A campfire story comes to life for a group of counselors on the last day of the summer of 1987 at Camp Briarbrook.

  • Erik Bloomquist
    Director
    The Cobblestone Corridor, Long Lost, Ghost Tour
  • Carson Bloomquist
    Director
    The Cobblestone Corridor, Long Lost, Ghost Tour
  • Erik Bloomquist
    Writer
    The Cobblestone Corridor, Long Lost, Ghost Tour
  • Carson Bloomquist
    Writer
    The Cobblestone Corridor, Long Lost, Ghost Tour
  • Erik Bloomquist
    Producer
    The Cobblestone Corridor, Long Lost, Ghost Tour
  • Carson Bloomquist
    Producer
    The Cobblestone Corridor, Long Lost, Ghost Tour
  • Kristen Anne Ferraro
    Producer
  • Eric Consolazio
    Producer
  • Peyton Michelle Edwards
    Key Cast
    Howitz
  • Justin Andrew Davis
    Key Cast
    Myth
  • Olivia Helaine
    Key Cast
  • John Pope
    Key Cast
    A Crime to Remember, I Witness
  • Ehad Berisha
    Key Cast
    The Cobblestone Corridor, Quantico
  • Kristen Anne Ferraro
    Key Cast
  • Thomson Nguyen
    Director of Photography
    Long Lost, The Cobblestone Corridor, Ghost Tour
  • Haim Mazar
    Original Music by
    The Iceman Cometh, The Taking of Deborah Logan
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • NEPA Horror Film Festival
    Scranton, PA
    United States
    October 12, 2017
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Rock and Shock
    Worcester, MA
    United States
    October 14, 2017
    Massachusetts Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Upstate NY Horror Film Festival
    Rochester, NY
    United States
    October 15, 2017
  • Connecticut Cult Classics
    Seymour, CT
    United States
    October 21, 2017
    Connecticut Premiere
    Special Event
  • S.O.S. Indie Horror Film Fest
    Chillicothe, OH
    United States
    October 26, 2017
    Ohio Premiere
    Best Film, Best Cinematography
  • Midwest Horror Shorts Festival
    Oklahoma City, OK
    United States
    October 27, 2017
    Oklahoma Premiere
    Official Selection
  • World Premiere Film Awards
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada
    October 31, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
    Best Short, Best Screenplay, Best Sound Design, Best Color
  • A Night of Horror International Film Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
    December 2, 2017
    Australian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Erie International Film Festival
    Erie, Pennsylvania
    United States
    December 6, 2017
  • Spotlight Horror Film Awards
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    December 16, 2017
    Georgia Premiere
    Gold Award Winner
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler, AZ
    United States
    January 13, 2018
    Arizona Premiere
    Best Horror Short
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    April 28, 2018
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, CA
    United States
    April 28, 2018
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Changing Face International Film Festival
    Cronulla, New South Wales
    Australia
    April 30, 2018
    Winner: Best Short Horror // Nominee: Best Ensemble Cast, Best Cinematography
  • New Haven International Film Festival
    New Haven, CT
    United States
    May 4, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Nashville Film Festival
    Nashville, TN
    United States
    May 12, 2018
    Tennessee Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Outlanta
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    May 12, 2018
    Best of Fest Award
  • FilmFest52
    Bethel, CT
    United States
    May 16, 2018
    Official Selection
  • MisCon International Short Film Fest
    Missoula, MT
    United States
    May 26, 2018
    Montana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Happenstance Horror Fest
    Havervill, MA
    United States
    June 12, 2018
    Massachusetts Premiere
    Best Local Film
  • Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    United States
    June 15, 2018
    North Carolina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cosmic Film Festival
    Oviedo, FL
    United States
    June 15, 2018
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Snake Alley Festival of Film
    Burlington, IA
    United States
    June 20, 2018
    Iowa Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Threadbare Mitten Film Festival
    Lansing, MA
    United States
    June 22, 2018
    Michigan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Redline International Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    July 14, 2018
    Winner: Best Suspense/Thriller Short
  • Liberty Massacre
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    July 20, 2018
    Winner: Best Film, Best Cast
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    July 21, 2018
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 28, 2018
    Winner: Palme D'Gore & Audience Choice
  • El Dorado Film Festival
    El Dorado, AZ
    United States
    August 2, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Out of the Can Film Festival
    Derby, England
    United Kingdom
    August 4, 2018
    Winner: Best Visual Effects // Runner-Up: Best Producer, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor // Nominee: Best Horror, Best Screenplay, Best Trailer, Best Actor, Best Soundtrack
  • Something Wicked Film Festival
    Lawrenceville, GA
    United States
    August 4, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Popcorn Frights Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    United States
    August 10, 2018
    South Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sunrise 45 Film Festival
    Alpena, MI
    United States
    August 17, 2018
    Michigan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
    Birmingham, Alabama
    United States
    August 25, 2018
    Alabama Premiere
    Official Selection
  • UNDO Divergent Film Awards
    Boston, MA
    United States
    September 8, 2018
    Winner: Best Horror Short, Best Director, Best Original Score // Nominee: Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor
  • Twin Tiers International Film Festival
    Norwich, NY
    United States
    September 8, 2018
    Winner: Best Horror Short
  • Next Level International Film Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
    September 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Kinosmena Short Film Festival
    Minsk
    Belarus
    September 20, 2018
    Eastern European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
    Atlantic City, NJ
    United States
    September 21, 2018
    New Jersey Premeire
    Official Selection
  • Wreak Havoc Film Festival
    Greensboro, NC
    United States
    September 21, 2018
    Nominee: Best Score
  • Queen City Film Festival
    Cumberland, MD
    United States
    October 4, 2018
    Maryland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Great Lakes International Shorts Festival
    Erie, PA
    United States
    October 4, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Summer Scream Fest
    Marietta, OH
    United States
    October 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    October 8, 2018
    Winner: Best Horror Short // Nominee: Best Producer (Short), Best Editor (Short), Best Visual Effects (Short)
  • Idaho Horror Film Festival
    Boise, ID
    United States
    October 11, 2018
    Idaho Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tri-Cities International Film Fest
    West Richland, WA
    United States
    October 12, 2018
    Winner: Best Horror Short
  • Northeast Wisconsin Horror Festival
    Oshkosh, WI
    United States
    October 13, 2018
    Wisconsin Premiere
    Official Selection
  • LUSCA Carribbean International Fantastic Film Fest
    Guaynabo
    Puerto Rico
    October 17, 2018
    Puerto Rican Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Twin Cities Film Fest
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    October 18, 2018
    Minnesota Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dickens Horror Film Festival
    Longmont, CO
    United States
    October 19, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Sanford International Film Festival
    Sanford, ME
    United States
    October 19, 2018
    Maine Premiere
    Winner: Best Horror Film // Nominee: Best Visual Effects
  • Sin City Horror Fest
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    October 19, 2018
    Nevada Premiere
    Best Horror Short
  • Terror in the Bay
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Canada
    October 20, 2018
    Toronto Premiere
    Nominee: Best Short Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
  • Halloween International Film Festival
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    United States
    October 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Frightening Ass Film Fest
    Chattanooga, TN
    United States
    October 26, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Director's Cut International Film Festival
    New Westminster, British Columbia
    Canada
    October 28, 2018
    Semi-Finalist
  • Anatomy Crime and Horror International Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    October 31, 2018
    Greek Premiere
    Finalist
  • Thriller/Suspense Feedback Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 1, 2018
    Toronto Premiere
    Best Film, Best Performances, Best Cinematography, Best Music
  • Festival of Terror
    Birmingham, West Midlands
    United Kingdom
    November 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Copenhagen Short Film Festival
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    November 8, 2018
    Denmark Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2018 Directors Circle Festival of Shorts
    Erie, PA
    United States
    November 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Molins Horror Film Festival
    Molins del Rei
    Spain
    November 9, 2018
    Spain Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival

    Iceland
    November 24, 2018
    Iceland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dead All Day Horror Film Festival
    Widnes, England
    United Kingdom
    November 24, 2018
    Official Selection
  • New York City Horror Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    November 30, 2018
    Official Selection
  • International Shorts Film Festival
    Southbank, Victoria
    Australia
    December 3, 2018
    Runner-Up: Best Horror Film
  • Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    December 31, 2018
    India Premiere
    Best Cinematography
  • Killer Valley Horror Film Festival
    Ashland, OR
    United States
    January 5, 2019
    Best Film
  • Harrogate Film Festival
    Harrogate, England
    United Kingdom
    March 2, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo on Demand
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist

Erik Bloomquist a two-time New England Emmy® Award Winner (Outstanding Director & Writer), eight-time nominee, and Top 200 Director on HBO’s Project Greenlight. His nationally syndicated television series,The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik served as showrunner and lead actor), is the winner of three New England Emmy® Awards and recipient of nine nominations.

Erik's award winning debut feature, Long Lost, will be released domestically in 2019. His horror short, She Came from the Woods, recently concluded a hugely successful international festival run and is available to stream everywhere. His newest short, a bittersweet love story called Intermedium, will make its festival debut this year.

A member of Actors Equity Association, Erik's theatre work includes the US premiere of Calendar Girls and the world premiere of Rear Window (starring Kevin Bacon). He has also directed at regional theaters and colleges throughout the country including Ivoryton Playhouse, Ozark Actors Theatre, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Hamilton Stage/UCPAC, Trinity College, and Clark University.

Erik has served as adjunct faculty, Artist-in-Residence, and Visiting Artist at Trinity College, Clark University, Avon Old Farms, Miss Porter's School and Saint Andrews School (where he delivered his TEDx talk, “A Structured Improvisation”.). He graduated cum laude from Trinity and is an alumnus of the London Dramatic Academy.

Erik is a member of Connecticut Magazine’s: “40 Under 40: Class of 2019”.

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Director Statement

SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS is inspired by our early influences — particularly Nickelodeon's ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?. This show awakened our imaginations, fostering a feeling of boundless possibilities and heightened sensory experiences. Our passion for these things has been ever-presents since childhood. It is a feeling that we hope to evoke in audiences — reminding them that sometimes there is nothing more fun than a good old-fashioned campfire story.