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Today THE ATTIC DOOR was featured on the “All indie, all the time” blog source Indieminded. Check it out!

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THANK YOU QUIET EARTH

A few years ago Marina Atunes received an early copy of our film from our friends over at Screen/Read. She went on to write a wonderful review and has been a supporter of our project ever since. Today she’s back promoting the release of our film on iTunes and Amazon.

Check out her article here.

Excerpt From the Original Review

Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Opening scenes are a little like first impressions: the good and bad stand out while the mediocre blend together into the background. It’s been some time since a film’s opening stood out. So long in fact that I can’t recall a particularly memorable one in the last few years and then I sit down with a small independent film titled The Attic Door and I see an opening which, in its opening 5 minutes, mesmerized. The combination of framing, music and the confusion of the scene, seen out of context from the rest of the film, are so outstanding that it will be a long while before it dislodges itself from my mind. The same is true for the film

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THANKS THEMOVIEBOX.NET!!

Our friends over at themoviebox.net just featured our little movie on their fantastic site. Click here to read more.

Looking for something to watch over this weekend with a spooky, western vibe? Then, “The Attic Door” may be right up your alley. Available right now on iTunes and Amazon, this indie western thriller tells the nerve-racking story of two young siblings (Madison Davenport and Jake Johnson) who get abandoned by their parents, and are forced to fend for themselves, only to discover that their small family farm is, in fact, haunted by an ominous spirit. Sounds intriguing? You can watch the film’s equally nerve-racking trailer, which has been posted above.

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“A beautiful, low key thriller – THE ATTIC DOOR is a must see”

Thank you to Marina Antunes at Quiet Earth for such a glowing review of our little film. 8.5/10 is truly an honor and your words melted our hearts.

Opening scenes are a little like first impressions: the good and bad stand out while the mediocre blend together into the background. It’s been some time since a film’s opening stood out. So long in fact that I can’t recall a particularly memorable one in the last few years and then I sit down with a small independent film titled The Attic Door and I see an opening which, in its opening 5 minutes, mesmerized. The combination of framing, music and the confusion of the scene, seen out of context from the rest of the film, are so outstanding that it will be a long while before it dislodges itself from my mind. The same is true for the film.

The potential for things going wrong when working with kids is great, particularly in a movie like The Attic Door which relies solely on the performance of the two children. There are no distractions here: no additional characters to deflect bad performances, little music or action to hide what doesn’t work and they’re unnecessary because both Madison Davenport and Jake Johnson do what many actors can’t: they fill the empty, quiet moments of the story with emotion and depth. Their performances are wonderful and both give off an air of being wise beyond their years.

I loved everything about The Attic Door, the low key score from Kristin Øhrn Dyrud, Scott Uhlfelder‘s gorgeous cinematography which captures the desert in both its beauty and menace, the performances and the delicacy of the story which reveals itself in small measured steps, building anticipation and dread with each passing scene.

Please visit http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2011/08/11/A-beautiful-low-key-thriller-THE-ATTIC-DOOR-is-a-must-see to read the full review.

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Daneau Featured in Cinema-Editor Magazine

Congrats to director Danny Daneau who is featured in the most recent issue of CinemaEditor Magazine. The article is called A TALE OF TWO FILMS and it chronicles the editors behind two films at SXSW 2011. The first film is “Source Code”, edited by the legendary Paul Hirsch (Star Wars: A New Hope, Steel Magnolias, Mission Impossible). The second film is “Fly Away” edited by our very own Danny Daneau.

Check out the full article by clicking here.

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Press – KOHD Interview

KOHD Daybreak interview for the Bend Film Festival. Featuring Eric Ernst (writer) and Danny Daneau (director). THE ATTIC DOOR went on to win “Best Feature” “Best Cinematography” and “Best Score” at the festival.

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Our Casting Director Wins a Heller Award

Erica Silverman - Casting Director
A shout out to our wonderful casting director, Erica Silverman, who won a Heller Awards from the Talent Managers Association (TMA) Board of Directors at the 2009 Heller Award Ceremony for Outstanding Talent Agents on October 20, 2009. The event celebrates the people responsible for building actors’ careers and recognized their outstanding achievements and contributions to the entertainment industry.

Erica Silverman helped weed through hundreds of child actors, holding many casting calls and dealing with a lot of parents. She is single-handily responsible for finding our leads Jake Johnson and Madison Davenport, of which we owe the success of our entire film. We love you Erica and wish you many more successes.

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