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The Child and the Dead is a quiet thriller set in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Cosmic wonder and fates collide when a father, his son and lover are left stranded after a car accident. This is an occurence, a crime, and the account through the eyes of a child.


Written & Directed by
Marc Ripper
Karina Ripper

Produced by
Jake Rossman
Karina Ripper
Marc Ripper

Daniel Hill (Father)
Brighid Thomas (Laura)
Henry Griffes (Michael)
Jimmy Lee Jr. (Stranger)
Jerry Buxbaum (Cop)

Director of Photography
Will Walle

First Assistant Camera
Scott Uyeda

Second Assistant Camera
Mimi Bergen

B-Camera & MoVi Operator
AJ McClary

Kevin Hasenkopf

Key Grip
Cody Burrows

Associate Producer &
Script Supervisor
Tiffany Stubbert

Production Design & Art Direction
Melissa DiMartino
Eric Ahlstrom

Wardrobe & Costume Design by
Erin Cry

Hair & Make Up
Sarah McMillan

HMU Advisor & Tattoo Design
Kameron Gates

Hair Specialist
Todd Hammer

Prop Master
Laura Knox

Set Photographer &
Art Production Assistant
Mercy Lomelin

Location Sound
Colin Robson

Additional Location Sound
Ray Buckley

Editor & Colorist
Marc Ripper

Visual Effects
Brian Kinkley

Digital Compositors
Richard Krause
James Pina

Music by
McKenzie Stubbert

Sound Designer &
Sound Mixer
Jordan Eusebio

Foley Artist
Noah Eusebio

Jerry Buxbaum

Metal Work
Sol Creations

Snake Wrangler
Chris Tabor
House of Reptiles

Natalie Sheild
Sheild Catering

Additional Music
“Prelude to An Afternoon Faun”
by Claude Debussy
Performed by Natalie Ensemble

“Radio Static Off Station”

“Forest Insects”

With special thanks to:  
Bill Ripper & Maxine Ripper / Pati Acosta & Ron Acosta / Hector Lomelin / David Rossman & Penny Rossman / Antoinette Rossman / Jackie Arvin / Matthew Griffes / Taylor Umphenour / Sara Greenewalt / Leah Brown / Lara Gallagher / Cris Lankenau / Zen Freese / Nic Adenau / Vanessa Boer & Darren Pasemko / Christina Kortum / Martin Melnick / Aaron Katz / Chad Hartigan / Brendan McFadden / Scott Ballard / Chris Osborn / Picture This Studios / Devon Lyon & Lyon Films / Steve Benson & Star Towing / Dave’s Wrecking Yard / Ricky B’s Auto Import Restoration / City of Prineville / USDA Forest Service

Shot on location in Portland and the Ochoco National Forest, Oregon, USA.

18 mins. / Color / Video

Copyright 2016. Fort Ripper.