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Vacant House

A fugitive, an empty house, a rotting corpse. The journey begins.

Cameron Matthews, a petty criminal and fugitive from the law, hides from police by taking shelter in an old dilapidated house in the middle of the city. There he discovers the rotting corpse of Bart Giordano, the owner of the house, whose death has gone unnoticed by friends and family for years. Though separated by death, the two men form an unlikely spiritual connection and help each other rebuild broken relationships in their personal lives.

  • Jeremy Casper
  • Jeremy Casper
  • Cris Cunningham
  • Jeremy Casper
  • Walker Haynes
  • Kelly Erickson
  • Cris Cunningham
    Key Cast
  • T J Maxwell
    Key Cast
  • Dee Ann Newkirk
    Key Cast
  • Richard Miraan
    Key Cast
  • Jason Zahodnik
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    drama, thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Nevada International Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    Work in Progress - Did Not Screen
    Silver Award - Best Feature
  • United Film Festival
    Los Angles, CA
    Work in Progress - USA Premiere
  • CineRocKom International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 8, 2013
    Work in Progress
    Diamond Award - Best Screenplay, Platinum Award - Best Actor, Silver Award - Best Actress, Silver Award - Best Director, Silver Award - Best Feature
  • Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes
    Cannes, France
    May 21, 2014
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Jeremy Casper

Jeremy Casper is a writer/director/producer as well as a film lecturer and instructor. He currently teaches at his alma mater, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center and has led screenwriting and directing seminars with The Global Short Film Network and the Visual Story Network in Los Angeles, Egypt, Ukraine, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Jordan, and remotely in England and the United Arab Emirates. He has co-authored two books on writing for short films. "The Inside Out Story" was published in 2015, and "Master of the Cinematic Universe" will be published in April of 2016 through world-renowned film book publisher, Michael Wiese Books. Jeremy’s film "Vacant House" has screened in several festivals as a work-in-progress and has won awards for screenwriting, directing, acting, and best picture.

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Director Statement

Endeavoring to bring relevant, cinematic dialogue to the ongoing human conversation.