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Director:  The Barber Brothers

Starring: Nathaniel Barber

Screenwriter:  Nathaniel Barber

Cinematography: Matthew Barber

Music by:  Juan Carlos Enriquez

Genre:  Horror

A naturalist investigates the disappearance of a mother black bear while camping in a remote valley that may hold darker answers than he bargained for.

Tagline: Settle in for the night.

Director's Statement

The titular, shelter half, is the name of a type temporary tent that is used for concealment. These tents do little to protect the user from the elements but have the appearance of safety and protection. In a way the tent can be viewed as the false safety that we might hold that we can do whatever we please to our planet without any consequences. 


In the film, the protagonist is an environmentalist monitoring humankind’s impact on wildlife. However, humankind’s treatment of our planet has repercussions on even those that are trying to protect it.


Aug 25th: Shelter Half will have its European Premiere at Ravenheart International Film Festival in Oslo, Norway at 10:00PM! Screens alongside feature film New Life!

Sep 3rd: Shelter Half will have its WORLD PREMIERE at GenreBlast Film Festival at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Va at 4:50PM! Screens alongside the world premiere of Project Eerie!

Oct 7th: Shelter Half will be screening at Dark Red Film Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico during Block 3 - Comes With Two Sides at 3:00PM!

Oct 14th: Shelter Half will be screening at Atlanta Horror Film Festival in Atlanta, GA at 7:00PM!

Oct 21st: Shelter Half arrives at Terror in the Bay Film Festival in Thunder Bay, Canada!

October 20th & Oct 24th: Shelter Half will be screening at LUSCA Film Fest in Puerto Rico!

Oct 21st: Shelter Half heads to Monster Fest in Australia! the short screens at 2 PM during Monster Shorts Program 2!

Oct 27th: Shelter Half will be screening at Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio at 2:00PM during shorts block Recurring Nightmares A!

November 3rd: Shelter Half will have its Utah premiere at FilmQuest!

February 23rd: Shelter Half will be screening at Nevermore Film Festival!

May 5th: Shelter Half will be screening at AtomaCon Film Festival

July 20th: Shelter Half will be screening at Waco Independent Film Festival! The short screens at 8PM!

Awards & Accolades

Best Mirco-Short


GenreBlast Film Festival

Best Mini-Short Film


Terror in the Bay Film Festival

Behind the Scenes & More!

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