Congratulations to University of Central Florida Film grad and Florida Film Festival alum Danny Daneau for the trio of honors recently bestowed on his feature debut, THE ATTIC DOOR, at the 6th annual Bend Film Festival. Held October 8 – 11 in the gorgeous northwest town of Bend, Oregon (yours truly actually went White Water River Rafting there once!), the festival awarded the film “Best Feature,” “Best Cinematography” (fellow UCF alum Scott Uhlfelder shot it), and “Best Music Score” (by composer Kristin Ohrn Dyrud).
THE ATTIC DOOR, which had its World Premiere at the 2009 Florida Film Festival in April, tells of two abandoned pioneer siblings who must confront their greatest fears when they are left alone in their 19th century American West desert home. As they anxiously await for their parents to return from town with their newborn brother or sister, this Twilight Zone-ish tale becomes a haunting story about growing up.
Major kudos to Danny, producer Erica Harrell, the rest of his Central Florida production team, and the cast and crew for this well-deserved recognition. We’re proud of you!