There will come a day when we all are tested...

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I N   D I S T A N T    S H A D O W S



It is just another day in the small town of Alistair when Callie Barker, a young ambitious reporter for the Tribune, decides to stop by the police station looking for her next story. She overhears the chief of Police Russell Ford speaking with town resident Doris Peeler. Doris claims that she lost parts of her memory after seeing the town hypnotist, and asks the police to investigate the matter. Against the advice of the chief, Callie takes it upon herself to investigate Doris’ claims and drives to Deja’s place to find the truth.

On the way, Callie persuades Luca Mattix, the owner of the paper, to join her in what seems to be a harmless investigation. Against his better judgment, Luca joins her, but quickly realizes they are in over their heads after snooping around Deja’s shop. Luca knows there is more to the story than meets the eye but at that point it’s too late. Circumstances beyond their control, force them to seek help in the most unlikely of places.

In Distant Shadows explores the idea that our world is merely the surface of something deeper. Every so often, the unseen spiritual world controls the physical realm in which we live and breathe. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to seek the truth and stand up for what you believe.




I first met Director Daniel Gourley while working on the Chandler City Hall project. I was with the architectural/engineering firm SmithGroup and he was with Clearwing Productions. At that point in time, we discussed the possibility of collaborating on a film project someday and that opportunity finally rolled around when he invited me to be a part of In Distant Shadows.

Daniel was looking for some special effects make-up to identify the spirits on the good side and here is short clip of what we came up with:

T H E   C A S T

Callie . . . . Rebecca Duckworth
Luca . . . . Kevin Herrman
Mason . . . . Joel Cranson
Vivian . . . . Laura Durant
Amelia . . . . Leslie Wall
Cole . . . . Kevin Tye
Russel . . . . William Connor
Doris . . . . Nancy Mercurio

T H E   C R E W

Directed by Daniel Gourley

Writen by Cori Orlowski

Produced by Suzy Pappas

Marketing - Laura Durant
Visual FX Makeup - Mark Greenawalt
Music & Soundtrack - David Marsh
Art Direction- Clark Pappas

Cinematographer - Daniel Gourley
First AC- David Marsh
Second AC - Josh Feldhake
Gaffer - Brett Lofgreen
Audio - Dave Miranda
Continuity/PA - Brett Lofgreen
Prop Design/PA - Clark Pappas
Props Assistant - Cara Luhmann
Props Assistant - Melissa D'Arche
Makeup - Grace Grimes
Photography - Richard Allen

Editing & Special FX - Daniel Gourley
Foley & Sound - David Marsh

Motorcycle Stunt Man - Brandon Lenz
Stunt Muffin - Blueberry

Special Thanks
Bassline Digital -
Durant Communications -
Jasmine Jarrett Butter Toast Boutique -
Bev Abbot, Living Springs Church
Mark Hendrix, Pure Heart Christian Fellowship
Historic First Church
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Country of first publication: United States of America. Mindclover Productions are the authors of this motion picture for purposes of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto. The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

S C R E E N I N G   H I S T O R Y

November 18th, 2011 - International Film Project Phoenix - Breakout Challenge

January 12, 2012 - DarkCon Independent Film Festival


A W A R D S   A N D   N O M I N A T I O N S

Coming Soon...

P H O T O S   F R O M   T H E   S E T

Cole is played by actor Kevin Tye Special invisible UV body art for angel scene In Distant Shadows Special effects makeup for practical in-camera effect


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