The Tall Man
In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace – abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as “The Tall Man.” Town nurse Julia Denning seems skeptical…until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller from acclaimed director Pascal Laugier (“Martyrs”) called THE TALL MAN.
Minds Eye Entertainment
Iron Ocean Films
- Jessica Biel as Julia Denning
- Jodelle Freland as Jenny
- Stephen McHattie as Lieutenant Dodd
- William B. Davis as Sheriff Chestnut
- Samantha Ferris as Tracy
Filmed in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.
The actor playing Julia’s son, David, dropped out mid-way through filming and was re-cast with Jakob Davies.
The film had a showing at the 2010 “American Film Market,” even though they still had several key-scenes left to film.
Jessica is also the executive producer of the film, under her company, “Iron Ocean Studios.”
The film will be released on September 12th, 2012 in France under a different title, “The Secret.”
The film premiered at SXSW (South by Southwest) on March 12th, 2012.
It was announced on March 13th, 2012 that Image Entertainment had acquired the US rights.
- Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards – Best Cinematography in Theatrical Feature (Won)
- Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – Best Actress, Jessica Biel (3rd Place)
- Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – Best Screenplay, Pascal Laugier (3rd Place)
- Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – Best Supporting Actress, Samantha Ferris (Nominated)
- Fright Meter Awards – Best Supporting Actress, Jodelle Ferland (Nominated)
- Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival – Best Motion Picture, Pascal Laugier (Nominated)