You remember the terrifying short film early last year, the one in which a young orphan girl is tasked to tend to a mysterious woman living in an attic; a woman, with a particularly nasty appetite. It's a short film that completely blindsided us, what with its reserved brutality and fierce imagery. So naturally, we gushed about it, and remarked on its potential as a possible feature length film. Then news came, from director Timothy Vandenberg, that Agatha was indeed being written for such an endeavor (with early casting information to boot)!
Well, it looks like the script is finally done and Tower Films is currently shopping Agatha around to investors. Given its incredible success both in its festival run and on streaming services (800k views in 4 days is nothing to sneeze at), we imagine it's only a matter of time before we hear back from Timothy and Tower FIlms that production has been greenlighted. Official statement and extra goodies below:
Wilmington, NC, Jan 9th , 2018-. The hit horror short film, AGATHA finished its festival tour in November and has now premiered on Crypt TV. It has received nearly 800k views in its first four days. Tower Films is currently seeking investors for the feature film version. The film can be seen at
Or on YouTube as well.
The orphan train comes daily, spilling hundreds of children onto the streets of Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s. Desperate and alone, the penniless 7 year old Sophie, entrusts an older woman who hires her to bring food each night to someone living in her attic. There is just one rule: Do not pass the serving table....EVER.
As time passes, the child’s curiosity grows bold; drawing her closer to discovering the truth behind the prisoner.
Timothy Vandenberg has served as writer, director,cinematographer, editor and technical director on a number of projects for his production company Swirl Films. Born and raised in Clearwater, Florida, Timothy attended Western Carolina University where he studied television production. After graduating, he interned with
Late Night with Conan O’Brien for a year before
backpacking through Europe. Afterwards, he moved to Wilmington, NC and worked as a news cameraman for the local NBC affiliate.
Timothy’s first film, Quattelbaum, was a collection of 15 short films linked together and was followed by the television travel pilot Hostel Heaven. His first feature film, 4th and Long, won best comedy at the Red Wasp Film Festival and went on to play the Asheville Film festival and Denver’s Festivus Film Festival. He has produced over 20 short
films and one feature, Song of a Fifth Grade Samurai, which premiered at San Diego’s Comic
Con in 2016 and continues to travel to all the major Cons across the country.
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