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Dummy

13 Minutes | Thriller / Horror  | 2023

Dummy is a thrilling short about inanimate objects. Bill is a recent divorcé whose life goes from mundane to surreal when a respiratory dummy named Anne seemingly “follows” him home from work. What starts as a magical intervention turns into a slow burn nightmare.

Directed by Lukas Hassel
Written by Andrew Kaberline

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Timeline

July 2020

I wrote Dummy in a single 24-hour period for the final round of NYC Midnight with the assignment: 5 Pages/ Open Genre/ Trainer / Disappearance

May 2023

Dummy is filmed over 3 days in Seattle, Washington.

August 2020

Dummy finishes 2nd Overall in the NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge.

August 2023

Dummy premieres opening night of HollyShorts Film Festival at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

October 2021

Dummy wins the HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition.

September 2023

Dummy hits the festival circuit with showings at San Jose International Film Festival, Nightmares Film Festival, and more!

Festival Selections

HollyShorts Film Festival

World Premiere - August 10, 2023.
Opening Night at TCL Chinese Theatre

San Jose International Short Film Festival

October 12, 2023

Scared for Your LIIFE

October 21, 2023
WINNER - "Scare of a Lifetime" (Best Film)

Nightmares Film Fesetival

October 27, 2023
Nominee - Best Recurring Nightmare

Yountville International Short Film Festival

February 2, 2024

Love Your Shorts Film Festival

February 16, 2024

Opening Night Selection

More to come in 2024!

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