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Deadline -- Alice, 32, a writer recovering from a psychological breakdown retreats to a remote Victorian house to convalesce and focus on finishing her screenplay in time for a fast approaching deadline. Shortly after her arrival, mysterious noises and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild, sending her on a twisting and terrifying pursuit to find out what is behind the endless mind games. Frightened but intrigued, Alice gathers the courage to go down into the cold, dingy attic where she finds a shoe box filled with mini-dv tapes. The terrifying secret that lies within the tapes will unravel Alice's dark past.


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Directed by
Sean McConville 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sean McConville  written by

Produced by
Roger Betterton .... producer
Norman Abdul Halim .... executive producer
Shireen M. Hashim .... producer
Jason Hewitt .... co-producer
Kristin Holt .... co-producer
Sean McConville .... producer
Angela Sostre .... line producer
Original Music by
Carlos José Alvarez 
Cinematography by
Ross Richardson 
Film Editing by
Chris Levitus 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Production Design by
Steve Arnold 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Woolsey 
Set Decoration by
Lia Thompson Roldan  (as Lia Roldan)
Costume Design by
Swinda Reichelt 
Makeup Department
Michael Mosher .... makeup department head
Lauren Thomas .... makeup artist: Ms. Murphy
Production Management
Joel Henry .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angela Boisvert .... second assistant director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Gregory S. Carr .... second second assistant director
Aaron Stewart .... first assistant director: second unit
Kimberly Stuckwisch .... second unit director
Art Department
Andrew W. Bofinger .... on-set dresser
Adam Cambre .... prop maker
Matthew Gatlin .... assistant property master
Ruston Head .... set dresser
Nikolai Loveikis .... property master
Andy Montagnino .... set dresser
Robert W. Savina .... scenic painter
Lia Thompson Roldan .... set designer (as Lia Roldan)
Patricia Vitrano .... scenic painter
Sound Department
Jose Barocio Jr. .... boom operator (as Jose Barocio)
Bastien Benkhelil .... foley editor
Bastien Benkhelil .... sound editor
Matt Coby .... re-recording mixer
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Jim Lakin .... production sound mixer
Jim Lakin .... sound mixer
Patricio A. Libenson .... foley editor
Jamey Scott .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Donna Cutrer .... wet foot prints
Greg Puga .... special effects foreman
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Sam Gorski .... visual effects
Yusry Abd Halim .... visual effects director (as Yusry Kru)
Niko Pueringer .... visual effects
Bryan Robbins .... dailies colorist
Ashley Nicole Hudson .... stunt double: Brittany Murphy
Ashley Nicole Hudson .... stunt double: Thora Birch
Phil O'Dell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Ekstrom .... key grip (as Christopher Ekstrom)
Erika Enquist .... video tape operator
Roy Farthing .... rigging electrician
Jose Elias Felix .... lighting technician
Stuart Hall .... gaffer: second unit
Steve Irvine .... chief lighting technician
Patrick Meade Jones .... film loader
Colleen Lindl .... second assistant camera
Gerard Martin .... additional digital utility
Joseph Olandese .... grip
James Plaxton .... lighting technician
Jessica Plaxton .... electrician (as Jessica Szejn)
Ahmad Powell .... grip (as Ahmad Big Thirsty Powell)
Reid Russell .... Steadicam operator
Reid Russell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ryan Sheffer .... digital utility
Jamie Stephens .... first assistant camera
Kyle Templeton .... rigging electrician
Randy Tharpe .... "a" dolly grip
Jimmy Uddo .... rigging electrician (as James Uddo)
Brian J. Weeks .... lighting technician
Nick Colvin .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisa Marie Dupree .... casting director: Louisiana
Cathy Henderson .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Joy Wilson .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Victor Franco .... key digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Yesenia Higuera .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Binh C. Than .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Location Management
Brett Bodin .... location assistant
Matthew G. Dolney .... location manager
Music Department
John Jennings Boyd .... ambient music designer
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Nicolas Godefroy .... music preparation
Jerome Leroy .... orchestrator
Mark Robertson .... music supervisor
Thanh Tran .... music librarian
Thanh Tran .... music preparation
Transportation Department
Ricky Damazio .... transportation captain
George Mills .... driver
Dawn K. Prince .... driver
Other crew
Victor P. Alvarez .... director: making of (as Patrick Victor Alvarez)
Victor P. Alvarez .... epk producer (as Patrick Victor Alvarez)
Erin Bartnik .... production coordinator
James Berkenkamp .... assistant to brittany murphy
Aaron Borghello .... production assistant
Andrew Ferguson .... production assistant
Robb Foglia .... script supervisor
Zachary Harrison .... body double
Braedan Herrera .... editor: behind the scenes
Angie Kern .... set medic
Elliot LeBeouf .... production assistant
Kevin Lorio .... key set production assistant
Elizabeth Lynch .... stand-in (as Alice)
Kara Mann .... body double: Alice Character
Ken Speed .... armorer
Dawson Warner .... production coordinator
Damian Collier .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Ghost House" - Philippines (English title) (alternative title)
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85 min | Germany:89 min (European Film Market)
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Was generally released direct to DVD in most countries but did receive some festival screenings throughout the films first few years of release.See more »
Rebecca:Old houses are like people. They grumble and moan and cry like they're in pain.
Alice:And keep you awake at night.
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Depressingly Predictable, 2 March 2010
Author: Rathko from Los Angeles

I'm certain that somewhere in Los Angeles there's a machine that is able to combine random genre clichés and churn out screenplays and storyboards for studios. For a few extra bucks, it will even make casting suggestions. 'Deadline' is a result.

Spending a few nights alone in an abandoned Victorian mansion must be high on most people's list of things not to do. Not so Alice, who jumps at the chance to shut herself away in the spooky old house in order to finish a long-overdue manuscript. Even doors opening on their own, screams in the night, and an abusive boyfriend fresh out of prison can't convince her to seek someplace a little closer to civilization. Hell, she can't even turn a light on when walking around at night. Taking such an implausible scenario as its starting point doesn't bode well, and it can only go downhill from there. Possessing all the scares of an episode of 'The Ghost Whisperer', the complete lack of creativity or originality is depressing.

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