The Little Death (film)
|the little Death|
|Directed by||Morgan Nichols|
|Produced by||Eric Pulier
David S. Danesh
|Written by||Laura Lee Bahr|
|Starring||Laura Lee Bahr
G. Maximilian Zarou
|Cinematography||David S. Danesh|
the little Death (sometimes listed as The Little Death) is a 2006 American micro-budget mystery-thriller directed by Morgan Nichols. It stars Chris Butler, Laura Lee Bahr, Oded Gross, G. Maximilian Zarou, and tells the story of a man who attempts to find a mysterious box hidden by his father in an L.A. apartment. Atlanta Film Festival director Jake Jacobson called the little Death "a beautiful mystery-thriller done on a shoestring."
Seventeen years ago, Sam (Chris Butler)'s father hid a mysterious box in the walls of apartment 1412, and now Sam has come to Los Angeles to claim it. But the rooms have been renumbered and Sam's hunt soon leads him into the world of a mysterious young woman in what is ultimately "a sinister tale of a very unmerry Christmas."
- Laura Lee Bahr as Audrey / Angel
- Chris Butler as Sam
- G. Maximilian Zarou as Jr. Detective Hal Gerard
- Oded Gross as Buddy / Stacey
Awards, honors, and festivals
- The Little Death premiered at the closing ceremony of the Atlanta Film Festival; festival director Jake Jacobson praised the film with a comparison to Stephen Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Chris Butler won the festival's best actor honors.
- At VISIONFEST in New York City, writer/star Laura Lee Bahr won the Best Writing and Best Actress awards for the little Death. 
- Special Jury Prize for Cinematography at the Lake Forest Film Festival.
- The film also showed at the Australian International Film Festival and the Temecula Valley International Film Festival
Critic Curt Holman wrote "Director Morgan Nichols displays an eerie, deadpan style reminiscent of David Lynch or Barton Fink-era Coen Brothers."