The Shovel (2006)

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When Paul Mullin discovers his neighbor digging a hole on the middle of the night, he writes it off as simply a bizarre encounter. Until the neighbor - and his wife - disappear. Paul calls ... See full summary »



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27 September 2006 | jastaub
| A Perfectly Suspenseful Short
The Shovel hooked me from the opening credits (the score sets a deliciously haunting tone) and kept me guessing right up until the last moment. It's got an M. Night/Hitchcockian style where the visuals and the music create a feeling that is strangely eerie without ever going over the top. David Strathairn, pitch-perfect as usual, leads a tight ensemble cast.

The Shovel is everything a great short film should be - a simple (but compelling) premise that in 15 minutes provides a satisfying experience equal to most feature films. I look forward to seeing much more from Nick Childs.


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Plot Summary


Short | Mystery


Release Date:

29 April 2006



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

New York, USA

Box Office


$30,000 (estimated)

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