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Learn More “About” The Film

Today the “About” section of www.theatticdoormovie.com has been updated to include new photographs, biographies, and information about the film. Check out out by clicking “About” above.

Madison Davenport - Caroline

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Monster Set Finds New Home

Danny Daneau
Director

Most films come into a region, put their heart and soul into building and creating, only having to destroy their work afterwords, leaving the only lasting record in the film shot. We are fortunate enough to not share that fate. In the center of town of Kanab, Utah is a movie museum / restaurant called Frontier Movie Town. After wrapping on our film, Cowboy Ted of the Kane County Film and Tourism Commission, arranged a crew of locals to drive to our remote location, 45min out of town, and dissemble our existing set. They then moved and rebuilt it at Frontier.

Monster Front Porch Movie Set at Frontier Movie Town

It may not look like much now, but this front porch set will be soon refurbished and made to look as it will appear in our film. This means the hard work of production designer, Alex Eastwood, and the rest of the Monster Team will not be forgotten. At least not in Kanab.

[tags]A Monster in the Attic, Daneau, Movie Set, Frontier Movie Town, Kanab, Utah, Kane County[/tags]

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Sundance Wrap Up- The Winners!

Erica Harrell
Producer

Now that I am back home I miss the snow! LA has been hit with a ton of rain over the past few days and without central heat I’m pretty sure I am colder here than I was in Park City. Danny and Bryce are both recovering from the flu and I am happy to report I didn’t get sick at all. Yay!

Now its tax time…ugh…but all is well!

Congratulations to all the Sundance top prize winners especially Todd Woody Richman who we had the pleasure of meeting while we were in Park City. His film, Trouble the Water won the grand jury documentary prize this year. Todd was the Co-Producer and Editor of the film, congratulations again!

Read about the rest of the Sundance awards here.

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Sundance Fever

Danny Daneau
Director

Sorry there has been a little lapse in the final day for day coverage of our trip to Sundance 2008. The reason for this is as soon as the Monster panel was completed on Tuesday I fell violently ill. High fever, coughing, sweats, running nose, and body aches (in part because of the snowboarding) consumed the final day and a half of my time in Park City. I wasn’t alone as Line Producer Bryce Hudson had also fallen to the fever around the same time.

Because of this there isn’t much to say about what happened after the panel. It’s all a blur of cough medicine and crazy dreams. I am back in Orlando now, medicated, and feeling 50% better. I am hoping to have a full recovery by Monday.

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Sundance Day 7 – Photos from the Panel

The New Incentive - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel The Panel - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Moderator Marshall Moore, Utah Film Commissioner - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Scott Uhlfelder, Director of Photography - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Jake Johnson, Actor - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Danny Daneau - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Cowboy Ted Hallisey, Executive Director Kane County Of�ce of Tourism & Film - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Daneau next to Phil Peters of the University of Central Florida School of Film and Digital Media - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Producer Erica Harrell listens with Daneau - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Adam Rasumssen, our 2nd Assistant Camera and native Utahian, attends Forum - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Uhlfelder and Johnson - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Daneau, Peters, and Hallisey - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Utah Film Commissioner Marshall Moore Moderates - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Monster PA Brant Reinhart Journeys from Salt Lake City to Attend the Panel - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel Uhlfelder, Harrell, Johnson, Daneau, and Peters Pose for Press Photos after the Event - A Monster in the Attic / Utah Film Panel

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Sundance Day 7- Panel, People, and Party

Erica Harrell
Producer

Today we were featured in the Southern Utah Student Film Production Incentive Panel. It went really well, Marshall Moore moderated with Phil Peters, Cowboy Ted, Danny, Myself, Jake Johnson and Scott all given a turn at speaking about the incentive as well as A Monster in the Attic. The panel officially announced the incentive and our film as the pilot project for future feature films that will be shot in Kane County. Adam Rasumssen (2nd Assistant Camera) and Brant Reinhart (Production Assistant) were also able to attend the panel and it was really great to see them again. Kane County also launched their official website that promotes the Southern Utah Student Film Incentive, check it out here! It was really an honor to be asked by Marshall and Cowboy Ted to be a part of this panel and it was a really great experience for us.
Danny and I were interviewed by The Wasatch Journal and will be featured in their Red Rock Issue in April.
After the panel we had a great lunch with Phil and The Johnsons. Jake and his family then walked around Park City while Danny and I got some work done back at our condo.
After taking The Johnsons back to Salt Lake City, I got all dolled up and went to the Kodak party. It was a great party I saw Suzy Allen and Matthew Curtis of the Florida Film Commission and the Florida Film Festival respectively. Danny and Bryce are pretty sick and decided to stay back at the condo tonight. It was a fun party and I wasn’t out too late.
This festival has been such a great experience, but since I havent been home in over six weeks I am ready to get back to LA.

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Sundance Day 6- A Monster on a Snowboard

Erica Harrell
Producer

Photo Update for Day 6 – Posted 1/22/08

Daneau and Hudson ready for the Mountain Daneau, Hudson, Harrell at the Park City Resort Uhlfelder and Hudson at Utah Film Luncheon Frozen Windshield Daneau readies for the icy drive into Salt Lake City Daneau, Phil Peters from UCF, Cowboy Ted Hallisey, Harrell, and Hudson after dinner in Salt Lake City Daneau meets actor Jake Johnson in Salt Lake City Terri and Jake Johnson at their Salt Lake City Hotel


SNOW SNOW SNOW! We awoke to a world covered in about 6 inches of fresh powder. Today was our earliest day at Sundance as we had Snowboard lessons scheduled for 9am. I wasn’t feeling great and missed the lesson. Neither Danny or Bryce have ever snowboarded; and it was sure to be an entertaining event. After a couple rides down the slope and a whole lot of wipe outs, Danny and Bryce finally got the hang of it. It was great taking a break from the craziness of the festival, and surprisingly enough the slopes were empty. From snowboarding we all headed straight up to the Sundance House on Main Street, snowpants and all, to attend the Utah Film Commission Brunch. Lets start by saying the Guacamole was amazing!
Phil Peters arrived from UCF (he will be speaking on the panel tomorrow with us) and Scott came as well. The lunch was great, our panel and the film were announced and promoted by Marshall Moore and the rest of the Utah Film Commission.
After the panel we went back to the slopes for some more snowboarding. Which was really fun, I felt a little bit better and went up with Bryce and Danny once. After returning our gear, we headed out to Salt Lake City to have dinner with Cowboy Ted from Kane County and Phil Peters. We had Mexican food (sadly no gaucamole) and talked for a long time about shooting our film, the Utah Film Incentive, and our plans for tomorrow. After this dinner; I feel really good about the panel and our presentation.
Tonight The Johnsons arrived (Terry, Les and Jake) and we headed over to meet them at their hotel in Salt Lake. Seeing Jake as a kid and not as “Darrell” again was really cool. The Johnsons are really wonderful and we are so excited to have Jake be on our panel tomorrow as well.
We will have some new pics up tomorrow morning… as soon as Danny recovers from snowboarding!

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