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HOUSE OF BLACK WINGS - Feature

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

Cinematographer:  Clare Martin

Genre:  Horror

A character-driven Lovecraftian ghost story.

 

After a tragic act of violence cuts short her music career, Kate Stone is returning to a city full of ex-fans and ex-friends. Taking shelter with her last friend, a struggling artist named Robyn Huck, the two women work to restore the aging courtyard apartment building Robyn has inherited. But a terrible secret infests the venerable structure, and soon Kate will be haunted by horrific dreams, sinister apparitions, and the sounds of something moving in the walls. She will be dragged into a confrontation not only with her own dark past, but the unspeakable nightmare that lurks beyond the walls!

 

Starring: Leah Myette, Katherine Herrera, Michael Klug, Tirf Alexius, Amy Harmon, James Polak, & Deborah Webb.  Asst Dir: Chris Hyatt, 2nd Asst Dir: Michael Merritt, Asst. D.P.: Michael Klug, Composer: Chris Fuller, Sound Design/Mixer: Nathan Oberman

 

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HOUSE ON NIGHTMARE LANE - Short

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

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Genre:  Horror, Comedy

 

Sword & Cloak Productions presents their contest trailer for The Sci-Fi Spectacular's fake 1950's Sci-Fi/Horror trailer contest.

HOUSE ON NIGHTMARE LANE tells the story of four people gathered for the reading of a will who become prey to a dark family secret and malevolent spirit.  Will anyone survive?

Starring: Kate Black-Spence, Peter Ash, Lisa Herceg, Chris Walsh, & Michelle Courvais

 

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IDOL THREATS - Short

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

Cinematography:  Clare Martin

Genre:  Horror

 

In an homage to 70's horror anthologies, a young couple finds an ancient clay figure in the base of a statue and unwittingly release a vengeful spirit into their home.

 

Starring: Michelle Courvais, Dennis Frymire, & Brenda E. Kelly.  Music by Reber Clark

 

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SCREAMS ON PLANET ZERO - Short

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

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Genre:  Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy

Prize winning entree in The Sci-Fi Spectacular 7 -  Roger Corman 1 min. 50's Trailer Competition.  (3-way tie)

 

The crew of a runaway rocket land on a lost world, only to be menaced by a horrifying alien intelligence bent on their destruction.Starring: 

 

Peter Ash, Dennis Frymire, & Lisa Herceg

 

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SWORD OF HEARTS - Feature

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

A.D./Line Producer:  Brenda E. Kelly

Genre:  Historical, Action, Comedy

 

Follow the adventures of Geoffrey Pierce, a young soldier returning home from foreign wars. Coming back with plans to make amends to Lady Grace, a woman he once wronged, Geoffrey finds her married into the powerful Durant family - nobility with a dark and dangerous plan to put Tristan Durant on the throne of England! Joined by a young and cunning thief, Nola, Geoffrey is thrust into a tangled web of intrigue, thrilling action, and the desperate search for the mystical Eurydice Hook.

Starring: Travis Estes, Amy Harmon, Kathrynne Ann Rosen, Zach Thomas, Greg Larson, Ron SCott Fry, Brenda E. Kelly, & Susan Henderson.  Cinematography: Angie Landessman, Sound Engrineer: Kate Miller, Editor: James M. Collins II, Music by Waking Maggie & Chris Fuller

 

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THE UNDERPASS - Short 

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

Grip/Gaffer:  Von Bilka

Genre:  Horror

Screened at The Sci-Fi Spectacular 9 

 

Fia is a blogger who covers people, places, and events in her neighborhood.  When she sees a strange memorial under a train bridge, she tries to discover why it was placed there, and by whom.  But her search will lead her to a fatefull midnight encounter with something lurking in the shadows.


Starring: Kystin Williams, Adithi Chandrashekar, Randall Hitchcock

 

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JORDAN DESCENDING - Short 

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

Genre:  Horror

Screened at The Sci-Fi Spectacular.
 

No matter what button you push the old library elevator always goes to the basement first. When Dez's friend Jordan disappears, she must follow her down to discover its secrets.

Written & Directed by David Schmidt
Starring Michelle Bester, Briane Goodrum, & Cordaro Johnson.
Music by Reber Clark
Copyright 2017 David Schmidt/Sword & Cloak Productions


 

 

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SATANIC SOUNDS OF THE 70's - Short 

Director/Writer:  David Schmidt

Genre:  Horror

Screened at Terror in the Aisles

 

Enjoy this spooky satire of 70's movies and record commercials!

Written & Directed by David Schmidt
Starring: Ameila DePrez & Dennis Frymire
Grip: Kyle Sondergaarde
Special Thanks to Suzanne Bracken and Sophie


 

 

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