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Late Night DVD Testing

Erica Harrell

Sometimes its funny what my job as a producer entails. For instance, we have stumbled upon a batch of bad burned DVDs which means that every single DVD we now have cannot just be sent out even if it plays perfectly well in our Macs. Danny discovered the bad DVDs last week after he sent me a few.
He insisted I test each and every DVD in a real DVD player before sending out the movie to festivals as a screener. For me finding the time to sit in front of a tv and make sure a DVD is playing properly is really hard to do. However, tonight after working for 13 hours, my wonderful cousin Charlie randomly showed up at my apartment with a pizza and plenty of time to kill.

Bryce and I decided this was a good opportunity to show him, and our house guest Nick, the film. Having an audience experience something that you have worked so hard on really brings back the nostalgia of production. Like Jackie Rife (our biggest local Kanab, Utah supporter and former stunt woman) said, that red dirt is in my blood and I really miss Utah right now.

Even Bryce, who is usually nonchalant about his involvement in the film loves telling people about how he climbed up on that ladder and built that windmill. His new addition to that story is … “look it made it into the poster obviously it is important”.

I am happy to report that the DVD worked perfectly fine and I will be sending it out tomorrow to a lucky sales company. :)

Take Care!


Special Screening At Florida Film Festival!

We are proud to share a special test screening at our home town festival in Orlando: the Florida Film Festival. This is a one night only ticket so if you are in the area please buy now, tickets are going fast!

You can purchase tickets here.

A lot of the crew will be at the screening, including director Danny Daneau, producer Erica Harrell, writer Eric Ernst, and production designer Alex Eastwood. It’s going to be a great time and we cannot wait to share with all our friends, family, and supporters!

Florida Film Festival 2009


2009! Another year with The Attic Door

Erica Harrell

Happy New Year!

2008 was completely filled with editing and the completion of post production on The Attic Door, in which we were fortunate enough to work with some really wonderful people. We now look to 2009 and cannot wait to embark on the film’s final journey, it’s exhibition. We cannot begin to express how fortunate we were to have made this film and how excited we are to share it with everyone, especially the people who have been following this film for a long time through our blogs, web series, and word of mouth. Stay tuned as we hope to be debuting the official theatrical poster within the next few weeks.

I found this great picture of Danny and I taken last January at Sundance and marvel at how much has changed since then.
Danny Daneau and Erica Harrell after panel at Sundance 2008


Happy Holidays

Erica Harrell

I can’t believe Christmas is next week! On Monday Danny and I got together to do our annual The Attic Door Christmas cards (look for yours in the mail soon). We are so thankful to have such wonderful and loyal supporters of this film and many new friends of the film as well.

While filling out the hundereds of cards it was nice to think back on the wonderful people of Kanab, our stellar production crew and our wonderful post production team. Amother year and come and gone and we are so glad that you are in our lives. Please keep us updated on what you guys are working on, who you are dating or marrying, and all these other wonderful things that maybe going on in your lives.

And of course we will update you guys on the film’s progress and what is coming up for Danny, myself and Nightlight Pictures.

Merry Christmas And have a wonderful New Year!

Santa Visits Set in Kanab During Production - Actors Davenport and Johnson with siblings.

Article in the Future

Director Danny Daneau - Photo by Sharon WeaverOver the Thanksgiving holiday, The Central Florida Future wrote a great article about our video podcast series, BEHIND THE ATTIC DOOR. The Future is the official school newspaper for the University of Central Florida where I graduated with an MFA degree and where I met co-writer Eric Ernst, producer Erica Harrell, cinematographer Scott Uhlfelder, and production designer Alex Eastwood. Needless to say, we have a strong connection to the university and we are proud that they continue to support our efforts.

Read the full article here.


Building up Her Own Entourage

Check out this flattering blog post about our producer Erica Harrell.

It sounds like the kind of leap a sideline client being managed by Eric Murphy (a.k.a. E) in the shadows of Vincent Chase’s travails might suddenly make on an episode of the acclaimed HBO series Entourage. But in this case, the ascendant individual is Erica Harrell, a real-life production secretary on the show.

Read the full article here.


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.

Behind the Attic Door – Episode 7 – End in Sight from The Attic Door on Vimeo.



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