Shadow of the Unnamable

  • The Unnamable (Working title)
Short Feature Film | 2003-2011 | USA


  • Trailer 2011 auf Youtube

Brief synopsis

New England in the late 1920ties. The two friends Randolph Carter and Joel Manton spend a sunny autumn afternoon on an old far off 17th century cemetery.

An argument arises, concerning the horror stories written by Carter. Especially one story draws Manton`s sarcasm. It´s centered around a creature so horrifying, that it cannot be named or described: the Unnamable…

Manton, as a schoolteacher and firm believer in science, can´t imagine anything could be truly unnamable. Encouraged by the atmosphere of the old burial ground Carter tells his friend about the origin of that novel. He claims it to be based on a more than 200 years old local legend.

A legend about a strange old man, who was rumored to have a terrible creature locked up in his attic. Manton listens with increasing fascination, as darkness descends on the cemetery. And suddenly they become part of the legend as well…


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Robert LyonsRandolph Carter [L]
Jeff MotherheadJoel Manton [L] Marcus Staab
Krankenschwester [SR] Leoni Beckenbach
Nurse [SR] Leoni Beckenbach


Camera Departmentsteadicam operator Markus Eckert
Camera Department1st assistant cameraCan Elbasi
Camera Department1st assistant cameraAlexander LonyKranoperator
Director's Departmentdirector Sascha Alexander Renninger
Editingeditor Florian EisnerOnlineschnitt 2011
Lightinggaffer Tim OttensteinHauptdreh
Makeup Departmentfx makeup artistSandra Steineck
Sound Post Productionsound re-recording mixer Joachim von Breitenstein
Sound Post Productionsound designer Joachim von Breitenstein
Sound Post Productionadr recordist Joachim von Breitenstein+ Edit

Production companies

Church Hill Pictures [us]


Department CompanyComment
VFX / Post ProductionImage/Editing Uncompressor | Digital Film EditingCineon Workflow // 2011


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
 Sascha Alexander Renninger2011H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival [us]Best Short Lovecraft AdaptationWinner
 Florian Eisner2012Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival [us]Best EditingNominated
 Sascha Alexander Renninger2012Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival [us]Best International Horror ShortWinner
 Sascha Alexander Renninger2012Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival [us]Best Special Visual EffectsNominated