Fear the Dark
Behind the Scenes
Dennis Rankin - Director
The director helming the project, Dennis Rankin, has always been scared of the dark and loves the art of filmmaking, especially horror films. In love with the camera he hopes to bring a fun and wild ride for the viewers. When he was a child Dennis always had to shut his closet door across his bed because the darkness behind the crack would not let him sleep.
Tommy Gareau - AC
Tommy Gareau is a third year Bachelor of Film and Television student. As camera assistant he is constantly looking for opportunities to improve his photography and lighting skills. A couple years ago Tommy was camping in Killarney Provincial Park. Sleeping in his tent late at night he heard branches snap and heavy breathing coming from right outside his tent. Staying as quiet as possible, Tommy waited for the noises to subside. Was it a bear he heard, or was it something else ?
Monica Meng - Gaffer
I have always been scared of the dark to begin with. This doc has simply heightened my fear of the darkness. Huge thanks to director Dennis for all the times he jump scared me
Reilly Taylor-MacBeth - BTS
Reilly Taylor-MacBeth is our behind the scenes photographer and our transmedia producer. When she was younger she was always scared of what hid in the darkness of her basement.
Josh Floyd - Sound
The last time I was scared of the dark was when I traveled back home. It was my first night back and I arrived around 1 am. I couldn't sleep so I went outside to just look at the stars and I walked into the forest so it was pitch black (best for stargazing). It was dead silent because it had recently snowed and it absorbed any sounds from anything nearby. All of a sudden I heard an audible crack of something stepping on a branch, then I heard another. Hearing a wolf pack howling are not uncommon where I live, so my mind immediately went to that. Even knowing rationally that wolves don't come that close to our house, it scared me enough to make me go back inside and go to bed.
Rachael Zerafa - Sound
I am an all around soundie! Started with live sound for musicals in high school and combined it with my love of movies and here I am! I enjoy post production editing especially Sound Effect’s editing and Foley! I hope to one day live in BC to continue my love of sound for film!
Tomas Buchan - Sound