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The Shovel

When weekender Paul Mullin discovers his neighbour digging a hole in the middle of the night, he writes it off as simply a bizarre encounter. Until the neighbour... and his cheating wife... disappear.

  • USA
  • 2006, 15 min
  • Director: Nick Childs
  • Director of photography: Rick Siegel
  • Editor: Barry Stilwell
  • Screenplay: Nick Childs, Steve Hamilton
  • Music: Timo Elliston, Craig Snyder
  • Cast: Glenn Fleshler, Tim Guinee, Neal Huff, David Strathairn
  • Contacts: Nick Childs


Nick Childs

Nick Childs (USA) has a degree in Fiction Writing from New York University. He has worked on feature and documentary productions and directed commercials. The Shovel (2006) is his first film. It won the Best Narrative Short award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.