Private Project

The Pond

A heartbroken young woman (Alicia Witt) sets about scattering her husband's ashes on the pond in an apple orchard they both loved. But the waters of the pond hold a secret, and when a stranger (David Morse) appears unexpectedly, the very fabric of reality is ripped apart and she must choose between sacrifice and oblivion.

  • Dan Hannon
  • Dan Hannon
  • Francine DiChiara
  • Alicia Witt
    Key Cast
    I Care A Lot, The Walking Dead, Nashville, Justified, Friday Night Lights
  • David Morse
    Key Cast
    "Adam 11"
    The Green Mile, Disturbia, The Hurt Locker, World War Z, Contact
  • Todd Rotondi
    Key Cast
    Howl, As The World Turns, The Heartbreaker
  • Jendra Jarnagin
  • Christopher Plummer
    Production Designer
  • Michael Bernard
  • Adrian Garber
    Costume Designer
  • Justin R. Durban
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest

    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Shorts Fest

    Official Selection
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival

    Directorial Discovery Grand Prize
  • New Hampshire Film Festival

    Best Short Drama
  • Sofia Independent Film Festival

    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • St. Louis International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • USA Film Festival

  • Maui Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

    Honorable Mention
  • HollyShorts Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Maverick Movie Awards

    Best Actor Nominee
  • Kiev International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • ShortsHD At The Movies

    Theatrical Premiere
  • BendFilm

    Official Selection
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Anchorage International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • ShortsTV - The Short Movie Channel

    Television Premiere
    Top 10 Shorts
  • Boston International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • NewFilmmakers New York

    Official Selection
  • Monadnock International Film Festival

    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Shorts International
    Country: Worldwide
  • IndieFlix
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Dan Hannon

Dan Hannon has written, developed and punched up original screenplays for Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, as well as highly successful production houses including Di Bonaventura Pictures and Happy Madison Productions. He slid into the director’s chair for award-winning live action drama/sci-fi short "The Pond," starring Alicia Witt and David Morse, currently in distribution with Shorts Entertainment Networks following an international film festival run, limited theatrical exhibition and Academy Award consideration. Hannon is also co-founder of the New Hampshire Film Festival and its Young Filmmakers Workshop for high-school students, and serves as an Outstanding Writing in Film judge for Emerson College’s EVVY Awards. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and is currently represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment. Born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, Hannon spends as much time as possible in New England with his family, where he is an avid skier and volunteer youth alpine racing coach within the U.S. Ski & Snowboard organization during the winter season.

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