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Behind the Attic Door – Episode 7 – End in Sight

In this final installment of BEHIND THE ATTIC DOOR, the filmmakers reflect their personal journeys as production comes to an end.


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Behind the Attic Door – Episode 6 – Something Amazing Happens

As production nears an end, the filmmakers discover the magic in between the takes.


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Behind the Attic Door – Episode 5 – Monsoon Season

A sudden flood destroys the roads leading to the exterior shooting location. In this episode of BEHIND THE ATTIC DOOR production is at it’s darkest and the filmmakers must rely on faith alone.


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Behind the Attic Door – Episode 3 – Caroline and Darrell


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Looking Back: Jake Johnson, Actor

Our lead actor, Jake Johnson, posted the following blog entry September 27th, 2007 describing his experiences on the set of, THE ATTIC DOOR. Read the original entry here.

Jake Johnson
Actor

Hello, my name is Jake Johnson and I am the actor who plays Darrell in the film THE ATTIC DOOR. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade. My Dad, Mom, brother Zach and sister Caryn all traveled to Kanab while I had this great opportunity to shoot this film. Playing the part of Darrell was the most fun, yet most challenging job, I have ever done. For starters I had to wear clothes from the 1800′s which was a little awkward at first but became quit comfortable as the shoot went on. On many days my wardrobe had to be clean for the morning scenes and dirty for the afternoon scenes, which meant rolling around in the dirt and playing with the local chickens to dirty myself up. The wackiest part of the movie was when the light in the wagon we were shooting in burned out and everyone thought it would blow. I remember Cory, the first AD came running in with a fire extinguisher only to find a completely protected burnt out light. Afterwards when we looked at the tape we cracked up at the panic on everyone’s face.

Danny was an awesome director! He taught me how to break down each scene in a way I have never done before. He made me laugh, cry and yes even barf one day on the set (not really his fault, I had the flu!)

Madison and I actually go to the same school here in Southern California. Our families are great friends and we talk about our experience in Utah all the time. We had a great crew that I will never forget and would love to work with again!

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Actor Jake Johnson on the set of
The Attic Door.

[tags]5th Grade, Family, Wardrobe, Southern California, school[/tags]

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Behind the Attic Door – Episode 1 – A New Frontier

We are proud to present the very first episode of Behind the Attic Door.

Documentary filmmakers Chris Walker and Roman Safiullin have created seven episodes about a group of young filmmakers, on the verge of realizing their childhood dreams, who must journey to the desolate American West in order to realize their vision.

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Write up in “The Wasatch Journal”

Little Hollywood Rides Again by Christy Karras in The Wasatch Journal - Summer 2008
We were fortunate enough to be interviewed by The Wasatch Journal after our panel at Sundance 2008. A quarterly publication, our article has appeared in the Summer 2008 issue and can be viewed via an online interactive flash link by clicking “Go” in the “Read our current Issue” box. The article is titled “Little Hollywood Rides Again” and is written by Chrisy Karras. It is found on page 63. You can also view the .pdf of the article by clicking here (large file and load time).

Note: Film is reference by working title A Monster in the Attic.
Second Page of Article by Christy Karras in The Wasatch Journal - Summer 2008
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In every issue, the Wasatch Journal delivers the stories and images that bring our distinctive passions into sharp focus. Marshaling a team of talented writers and photographers, we cover Utah’s magnificent abundance. Whether it’s fine art, architecture, or fine dining; skiing, snowshoeing, or snowboarding; golfing or horseback riding; local literature or independent film, the Wasatch Journal will remind us all why we return to Utah, again and again.

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