Our Grim Story
Our aim is to tell the story of an unlikely duo in a neo-noir setting that reimagines the line between the Living and the Dead. Inspired by the beautiful style of Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, we’ve put together an amazing cast and crew to produce an extraordinary short film re-establishing our view of the afterlife.
Our Grim Cast
Not only do we not know Charles’ true age, but the circumstances around his own death are a mystery. What we do know is that he’s spent quite a long time in his current ‘job.’ And sadly, working under Death doesn’t really come with any perks. When it’s time to reap, all he’s given is a name and a time of death. It’s up to Charles to track down the next victim using only his trusty pocket watch and intuition.
Once he finds his ‘client,’ it’s his responsibility to help that soul pass on. A door, unique to each soul appears out of nowhere, their name carved into the wood. Reapers like Charles only have a small window of time to unlock these doors and pass these souls on. But what happens if a soul doesn’t pass through before their time runs out?
Jennifer’s character is shrouded in mystery. Who is she and how did she survive a killer on a rampage? After running away from home, she accidentally runs into Charles, who quickly realizes he’s met his match. To make matters worse for Jennifer, Death isn’t all too happy to see her alive.
Following her throughout the film is a strange, decaying black door. Where does it lead? Even Charles knows it can’t be good. Luckily, our heroine isn’t afraid of the black door, Grim Reapers, or Death. Not while she knows a serial killer is still at large. And whether Charles likes it or not… he’s helping her track him down.
Katie will be played by Haley Kotch! Believe it or not, Haley and Danielle are sisters in real life too! Katie is currently wrapping up filming as the lead in the feature film The Necromancer. Her other recent projects include Kiss of the Damned, Celebrity Ghost Stories, and The Banishing. When she isn’t acting, she is likely making jewelry, or working as a software developer.
Our Grim Crew
Her experience includes Creative Production for Kinetic Studios, script coverage for Random House Films, and production work on the sets of television shows and features films produced by Warner Brothers, Starz Productions, and Ease Entertainment. She currently aligns her talents with Cinedigm, the leading independent content distributor in the United States!
After working on over 200 TV commercials, Brown transitioned into producing animation for the Emmy Award winning New York studio, Little Airplane Productions. Serving there for 12 years as VP of Production and Operations, he was responsible for concurrent multi-million dollar projects. In 2015 Brown joined non-partisan / non-profit, Retro Report, a documentary news organization dedicated to examining stories after their headlines fade, as their VP of Business Operations.
Brown has produced six (6) short films which have been accepted and screened at the Palm Springs International Short Fest, Toronto International Short Film Festival, NY Shorts, LA Shorts and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
In 2014 Andrew founded Down The Road Productions, which focuses on film and video. He has been a part of over 230 total productions. Goodnight Death will be Andrew’s third foray into the short film realm. His prior two shorts have played at festivals such as: The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, The Cincinnati Film Festival, and The ICE Film Festival.
Her business skills, talent and passion for characters and clothing were noticed by commercial producers who hired her to costume design for NESCAFE, M&M’s, BBC WORLD, Polish LOTTERY, GERMAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM to name a few. Eulyn now lives and works in the U.S. as a Costume Designer for feature films and television. She is most well known for her work on the acclaimed television series, The Walking Dead.
He will be creating an original score for Goodnight Death, but you can already hear his work in our campaign video! We’re so excited to have him as part of our team!
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