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Robert W. Chambers (short story)
Aaron Vanek (story)
A young art gallery owner, facing bankruptcy, dreams about a painter, who she discovers actually exists. She tracks him down in a dilapidated hotel and asks him to show at her gallery. He agrees, provided she poses for him. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Shawna Waldron ... Tess Reardon / Camilla
Dale Snowberger ... Aubrey Scott / Aldones
David Reynolds ... The Watchman
Andrea Gall ... Edith Carmichael
Chloe Moore ... Young Tess
Forrest G. Wood ... Clergyman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shawn Crosby ... The Stranger (voice)
Colleen Kennedy ... Various (voice)

Stephanie Sheh ... Various (voice)

Directed by
Aaron Vanek 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert W. Chambers  short story (as R.W. Chambers)
John Tynes  screenplay
John Tynes  story
Aaron Vanek  story

Produced by
Fred Dekker .... associate producer
Kevin Flanagan .... associate producer
Ken Lobb .... producer
Aaron Vanek .... producer
Kathy Vanek .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Fauver 
Cinematography by
David Howard (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Aaron Vanek 
Production Design by
Arid Chappell 
Art Direction by
Lisa Horn 
Costume Design by
Shira Harten (wardrobe and costume designer)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sonia Rossier .... first assistant director
Art Department
Julie Crane .... set designer
Andrew Leman .... propmaster
Blake Middleton .... assistant art director
Jason Voss .... painter
Sound Department
Mark Fauver .... sound recordist
Rick Santizo .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ken Lobb .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Feath .... assistant camera
Jitsu Toyoda .... gaffer
Kozo Tsuchimochi .... grip
Editorial Department
Jennifer Albright .... assistant editor
Jerry A. Vasilatos .... on-line editor
Music Department
Drew Cady .... additional music instrument designer
Ken Mesford .... additional mixing and music processing
Other crew
Thomas Chappel .... production assistant
Svetlana Dekic .... production assistant
Felicia Dickerson .... production assistant
Kirsten Hageleit .... caterer
Brenda Micetich .... production assistant
Charley Moore .... production assistant
Ellen Nguyen .... production assistant
Ron Preston .... production assistant
John Ross .... production assistant

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
No Lovecraft Fan Can Miss This!, 19 January 2007
Author: ladyeuthanasia from United States

Aaron Vanek's terrific adaptation of "The King in Yellow" is a bone-chilling story about a woman caught between two worlds and her relationship to a mad artist. This is sure to please any fan of Lovecraft, especially those enamored of Robert Chambers' work. Vanek successfully captures the atmosphere of Chambers' work like never before. He is in no small way assisted by Tynes' clever script, which superbly translates to the screen all the elements of what makes Chambers so great on the page. (Lovecraft fans who might not be familiar with Vaneks' other films might be familiar with the sublime Pagan Publishing, which Tynes founded.) The best performance was by Shawna Waldron as Tess. She was charming, even mesmerizing, although all the performances were terrifyingly good. The film was shot on HD and is of surprisingly high quality -- no small feat and certainly a feather in Vanek's cap for working so deftly in the medium.

I can't wait to see what Vanek scares up next!

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