Absentia (2011)

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  • IMDb page: Absentia (2011)
  • Rate: 5.7/10 total 1,018 votes 
  • Genre: Horror
  • Filming Location: Glendale, California, USA
  • Budget: $70,000(estimated)
  • Director: Mike Flanagan
  • Stars: Katie Parker, Courtney Bell and Dave Levine
  • Original Music By: Ryan David Leack   

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Mike Flanagan 

Known Trivia

  • Actress Courtney Bell (Tricia) was actually five months pregnant during production.
  • Funded in part by over 300 donors on Kickstarter.com.
  • Mike Flanagan wrote the first draft of the screenplay in two sittings.

Plot: A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband. Full summary »  »

Story: Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but 'natural.' The ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia … and Daniel might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp.Written by Mike Flanagan  

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Synopsis: Tricia’s husband has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him ‘dead in absentia.’ Tricia is reluctant, always holding out hope, but Callie is practical and wants her to move on. As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that his presumed death might be anything but ‘natural.’ Soon it becomes clear that the ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia … and that Tricia’s husband might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp.

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Produced By:

  • Courtney Bell known as line producer
  • Morgan Peter Brown known as producer
  • Rich Cleary known as associate producer
  • Mike Flanagan known as producer
  • Justin Gordon known as producer
  • Joe Hollow known as co-producer
  • Kevin Kale known as co-producer
  • Laura L. Little known as associate producer
  • Jason Poh known as co-producer
  • Joe Wicker known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Katie Parker known as Callie
  • Courtney Bell known as Tricia
  • Dave Levine known as Det. Mallory
  • Morgan Peter Brown known as Daniel
  • Justin Gordon known as Det. Lonergan
  • James Flanagan known as Jamie Lambert
  • Scott Graham known as Dr. Elliott
  • Doug Jones known as Walter Lambert
  • Ian Gregory known as Mitch
  • Connie Ventress known as Ruth
  • Elisabeth Adwin known as Lawyer
  • Erin Cipolletti known as Officer Romero
  • Mark Dumonski known as Dr. Carpenter
  • Brandon Valley Jones known as Officer Anderson
  • Joseph Mendoza known as Officer Del Toro
  • Damon Pfaff known as Officer Friedkin
  • Brian Normoyle known as Det. Hooper
  • Camron Robertson known as Officer Argento
  • Zak Jeffries known as David Stone (uncredited)
  • Natalie Roers known as Jogger (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Gaby Chavez known as makeup artist
  • Chris Mills III known as special makeup effects artist
  • Amy Mills known as special makeup effects artist (as Amy Peckham)

Art Department:

  • Liz Bradley known as art department

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Production Companies:

  • FallBack Plan Productions
  • Blue Dot Productions (in association with)

Distributors:

  • Constellation (2012) (USA) (all media) (Digital)
  • Moving Pictures Film and Television (2011) (Non-USA) (all media)
  • Phase 4 Films (2011) (USA) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Silver Shamrock Lab

Visual Effects by:

  • Mark Sniffen known as visual effects

Release Date:

  • USA 3 March 2011 (Fargo Film Festival)
  • USA 10 March 2011 (San Luis Obisbo International Film Festival)
  • USA 26 March 2011 (HorrorHound Weekend)
  • USA 1 April 2011 (Phoenix Film Festival)
  • Australia 8 April 2011 (A Night of Horror International Film Festival)
  • USA 8 April 2011 (Arizona International Film Festival)
  • USA 8 April 2011 (Sonoma International Film Festival)
  • USA 4 June 2011 (Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 6 June 2011 (Another Hole in The Head Film Festival)
  • USA 1 July 2011 (Video On Demand)
  • USA 22 July 2011 (Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival)
  • USA 23 July 2011 (Action On Film Festival)
  • USA 23 July 2011 (Fright Night Film Festival)
  • Canada 28 July 2011 (Fantasia Film Festival)
  • USA 18 September 2011 (Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • USA 24 September 2011 (Chicago Horror Film Festival)
  • Canada 29 September 2011 (Edmonton International Film Festival)
  • USA 30 September 2011 (Big Bear Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 2 October 2011 (Shriekfest Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 8 October 2011 (Black October Art & Film Festival)
  • USA 9 October 2011 (Freak Show Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 22 October 2011 (Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival)
  • USA 22 October 2011 (Sacramento Horror Film Festival)
  • Canada 24 October 2011 (Toronto After Dark Film Festival)
  • Italy 26 October 2011 (Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival)
  • USA 26 October 2011 (Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 27 October 2011 (Eerie Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 28 October 2011 (Rhode Island Horror Festival)
  • USA 29 October 2011 (New Orleans Horror Film Festival)
  • UK 31 October 2011 (Bram Stoker International Film Festival)
  • Indonesia 14 November 2011 (Indonesia International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • Canada 13 March 2012 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 13 March 2012 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for language and some disturbing images

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