A beautiful and haunting look at sibling love, The Attic Door, is now available through CINEDIGM on iTunes, Amazon Instant, and Vudu, Playstation Network, and Xbox Live. Director Danny Daneau with co-writer Eric Ernst tell the story of a young brother and sister abandoned in the vast and lonely landscape of the 19th century American West. Each day, they struggle to keep up the family farm, anxiously waiting for their parents to return. With nowhere to escape, the two siblings discover that they are not entirely alone. As much as they try to deny the truth, something behind the attic door has awakened and they must now face their greatest fear.
The movie stars a cast comprised only of two ten-year-old child actors, Madison Davenport and Jake Johnson. Recently, Davenport was cast alongside Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson in the upcoming Darren Aronofsky film NOAH, and can be currently seen co-starring with Anne Heche in the NBC series, SAVE ME, in which she plays Heche’s daughter. Jake Johnson has gone on to several television roles, most notably in NBC’s MAN UP, where he played the son of Mather Zickel.
Shot in on location in southern Utah, The Attic Door was an official presenter at Sundance Film Festival after being awarded a production grant from the state. Set in the backdrop of classic John Ford films such as DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK and STAGECOACH, the filmmakers are honored to be featured in the local movie museums and even have a piece of the exterior set forever preserved at the Frontier Movie Town Movie Museum in Kanab, Utah. THE ATTIC DOOR is a winner of Best Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Score at the Bend Film Festival in Bend, Oregon.
“The Attic Door is frightening on a number of levels beyond its supernatural hints, and wonderfully affected beyond the explanations and turns in its final minutes. It achieves its storytelling strength through a simple tale of frontier hardship, bolstered by the great performances by its two young leads.” ~ Mark Bell, Film Threat