Directed by Ian Kammer through Valiant Pictures, the short has enjoyed a successful awards circuit and festival run
The gripping short thriller “Safe and Sound”, written/directed by Ian Kammer, is now streaming on leading digital horror network ALTER. Prior to its premiere, “Safe and Sound” enjoyed a successful awards circuit and festival run, with official selections at the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival–where it earned awards for “Best Film” and “Best Director”–as well as the MOTELX Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, The Overlook Film Festival, Portland Horror Film Festival, Nightstream Film Festival, Panic Fest and Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, among many others. The film additionally won two Gold Telly awards in Directing and Sound/Sound Design.
ALTER showcases series and short stories from the most provocative and innovative minds in horror, reaching fans across all platforms. “Safe and Sound” is now live in its streaming library as of Tuesday, August 9 at 9 AM PST.
While babysitting a precocious 8-year-old, Mia is stalked by a shadowy presence that trips the home security system. As loud beeps sound off whenever a door or window is opened, the system meant to protect her becomes an amplifying terror while she attempts to survive the night.
Notes Kammer: “I wanted to explore the concept that the very thing that should be helping and supporting Mia is actually terrorizing her. Each time the security system beeps is a moment of horror and not of safety.”
Kammer is a writer and director of narrative film, commercial and branded content. Born and raised in a small, rainy Pacific Northwest town, he eventually left to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. A fan of atmosphere and genre, his approach to visual storytelling is guided by a delicate balance of cinematography, character development and art direction. He has a deep fondness for visually stunning films that bring the impossible what-ifs and terrifying unknown into our homes and leave you questioning every bump in the night. His commercial and narrative work has been recognized with wins and short-lists at the Clios, D&AD, AICP, Cannes Young Director Awards, and Vimeo Staff Picks.
MIA: Charlie Morgan Patton
HOLDEN: Tristan Riggs
BRIAN: Christopher Thomas Copeland
NEWS ANCHOR: Maranda Barskey
REPORTER: Mark Stancato
DIRECTOR: Ian Kammer
WRITERS: Ian Kammer & Joshua Storms
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Vincent Lin & Matthew D’amato
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Justin Gurnari
SOUND DESIGNER: Zak DeVires
COMPOSER: Joshua Storms
UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER: Fanny Pierre
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Nick Mann
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Astrid Anderson
SOUND MIXER: Victor Alarcon
FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA: Jared Wennberg
SECOND ASSISTANT CAMERA / DIT: Lauren Arthur
CAMERA / STEDICAM OPERATOR: Niels Lindelien
GAFFER: Patrick Scanlon
BEST BOY ELECTRIC: John Dennis
KEY GRIP: Noah Kelly
COLORIST: Daniel Silverman
CREATURE & ENVIRONMENTAL VFX: Josh Suyemoto
COMPOSITING ARTISTS: Egor Rezichenko, Rohaman Sabbir