The Devil's Door - a Short Film
Some doors should stay closed.
After finding disturbing footage of a failed paranormal investigation, a troubled young man is haunted and drawn to the site of the tragedy.
The Devil's Door is a short horror film written in the spring of 2022. Principal photography was completed in May 2022 in Toronto and Eastern Ontario.
The film functions as both a stand-alone short and a proof of concept first act for a feature production.
Alexa Morgan as Mother Hester (The Witch)
Alexa Morgan is a Toronto based actor and performer who originates from a theatre-based background. Her experience includes a variety of Shakespeare in the Park, short film, and live character interactions.
Her most recent work includes a large spectrum of character performance during the highly successful Halloween Haunt and Winterfest events at Canada's Wonderland.
Ben Hudson as Jackson
While Ben has dabbled here and there with filming, most of his acting work is done on stage.
Ben lives in Kingston, spending most of his time acting as a dad to his kids.
Sometimes he acts like a doofus, as well.
Tyler Knapp as Sam
Tyler is a screenwriter, indie-rock lover, and theme/amusement park enthusiast.
Nathan S.M. Knapp as Aaron
Nathan is a screenwriter, novelist, director, and part-time actor when no one else is available.
Luke Robbins as Floyd
Luke has a passion for filmmaking. This is his first on-screen performance.
Ryan Patterson as Estate Sale Worker
Ryan is a lifelong resident of Eastern Ontario. This is his first on-screen performance.
The Devil's Door has been submitted to various film festivals. Any festival screening dates will be posted here.
Writer & Director - Nathan S.M. Knapp
Producer - Nathan S.M. Knapp
Producer - Tyler Knapp
Editor - Nathan S.M. Knapp
Score by Nathan S.M. Knapp
The Witch Costume Design - Alexa Morgan
Mask Design - Emily Patterson
Key Grip - Ryan Patterson
Camera Operators: Amanda Olano, David Olano, and Emily Patterson
Boom Mic Operators: Amanda Olano and Emily Patterson