The Squirrels in the Attic

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When public defender Ingrid makes a house call to sex offender Dane Gage’s isolated home, the jarring appearance of a young woman, Kame, changes Ingrid’s focus of her interrogation. As information is revealed and the power dynamics shift between the three of them, one question pushes its way to the surface;
Who is safe and who is not?

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Awards & Selections

Outstanding Short Film (Audience Award) - Film Invasion Los Angeles, 2020
Best Narrative Short Film Director - Mystic Film Festival, 2020
Best Female Director - Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival, 2020
Best First Time Director - New York Movie Awards, Aug. 2020
Women Filmmakers & Leading Actress (Award of Merit) - Best Shorts Competition, Sept. 2020

Best Recurring Nightmare - Nightmares Film Festival, 2020

Official Selection - Austin Revolution Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection - Chicago Indie Film Awards, 2020
Official Selection - Montreal Independent Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection - Lift-Off Global Network: New York, 2020
Official Selection - Franklin International Indie Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection - New York Indie Shorts Awards, 2021

Semi-Finalist - Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2020
Honorable Mention - Hollywood New Directors, 2020

Cast & Crew

Jacob J. Christiansen award winning filmmaker

Jacob J. Christiansen

Producer, Editor, Boom Op.

Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid

Rachel S. Thomas

Writer, Director

Connor Duncan

Connor Duncan

Director of Photography

John S. Bono

John S. Bono

Assistant Director

Madison Edmunds

Madison Edmunds

Chief Lighting Technician

Charlie Carr

Charlie Carr

Actor, "Ingrid"

Paul Kandarian

Paul Kandarian

Actor, "Dane"

Antonia Carroll

Antonia Carroll

Actor, "Kame"

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The Squirrels in the Attic is currently being shown at film festivals across the globe.
The next available showing is:

New York Indie Film Festival                 Mar. 29 - Apr. 7, 2021 

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Film Technical Specifications

Film TypeShort Film
Runtime19 minutes, 59 seconds
Frame Aspect Ratio2.39 : 1
Resolution (Square Pixels 1.0)3840 x 1607
Color SpaceRec. 709
Color Depth8-bit
Audio Channels2 (Stereo)
Mastering CodecH.264
CameraSony PXW-FS5 ii
LensesSigma Art 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM
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Jacob J. Christiansen &
Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid

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