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The Halls of Jacob (2006)

Takes place entirely in the dream of a child. In this dream, he meets a mysterious girl and together they discover Jacob's tragic secret.

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Louis Pappas
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nicholas Alexander ... Jacob
Caitlyn Johnston Caitlyn Johnston ... The Little Girl
Karen Ross ... Social Worker #1
Tom Washek Tom Washek ... Social Worker #2
Sabrina Mayfield Sabrina Mayfield ... Nurse #1
Judy Clayton ... Nurse #2
Reed Kalisher ... Doctor
Brendan McBride Brendan McBride ... Toddler Jacob
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Takes place entirely in the dream of a child. In this dream, he meets a mysterious girl and together they discover Jacob's tragic secret.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Two kids, One terrible secret.

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Short

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

5 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$27,500 (estimated)
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Angry Pig Productions See more »
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Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An emotionally potent short ...
5 November 2007 | by kerrydouglasdyeSee all my reviews

The Halls of Jacob is a short film that will stick in your mind for a long time. A child named Jacob finds himself in a dark hallway with many doors. As he explores the rooms off the hallway he learns the story of a young boy whose life has been a difficult one ... eventually building to a personal discovery that is emotionally jarring for both Jacob and the audience.

This movie gets a lot of mileage out of what is, presumably, a small budget. The cinematography uses video to great, moody, very cinematic effect. This is a movie shot on video that doesn't feel like it's shot on video. Other technical aspects -- the sound design (nicely used classical music) and editing -- are polished and professional.

Halls of Jacob succeeds in dealing thoughtfully with sensitive topics that will make you think, but also in delivering a creepy mood piece that will make your skin tingle wondering what lies behind the next door ...

Short films can often be frustrating to watch -- in the worst cases you get the feeling that the filmmaker had some money and a camera, but nothing in particular they wanted to say. With this film, the writers and director clearly have an issue they want to talk about, and they present it in a way that's cogent, emotionally powerful, and creepily cinematic. My hat's off to them.


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