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The Hollow Child
Troubled teen Samantha’s position in her new foster family is jeopardized when foster sister Olivia goes missing in the woods, only to reappear, apparently unharmed, days later. When Sam begins to suspect that what emerged from the woods is not Olivia, her investigation brings her face to face with an evil presence which has haunted the town for generations. Jeremy Lutter’s beautiful short Floodplain played at the Nickel just a few years ago. Now living in Victoria, BC, the director will be in attendance during this year’s festival. Director: Jeremy Lutter • Writer: Ben Rollo • Producer: Jeremy Lutter • Country: Canada • Runtime: 1h28 Mins
Team Ashley Harding’s 2016 Nickel 48-Hour Horror Challenge Winner NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
A woman whose life is built around a poisonous forest is plagued by visions of her partner until she encounters a mythical creature that is said to grant wishes. Director & Writer: Devin Shears • Producer: Mithila Majithia • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 14 Mins
A lone hiker is stranded in the woods in the dead of winter. She thinks she’s found salvation until it leads her to an abandoned shack where something unearthly lurks inside. Director & Writer: Jordan Barnes-Crouse • Producer: Carolyn Williams • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 8 Mins