ALONE is in development, currently looking for an actress to play the lead role of this one actor one location supernatural thriller short film. Goal is to film this before the end of 2019 in Duluth MN. This takes place all indoors so cold weather is not an issue.

SEEING HOPE was filmed in 2009 and is complete. It was a finalist in the 2010 Duluth Shorts Film Festival, Duluth MN.

THE CHEATING GAME is in development.

THE MONEY BAG is in development.

THE NOTEBOOK was filmed in 2015 and is complete. It was a finalist in the 2019 Duluth Shorts Film Festival, Duluth MN.

THE WISH was filmed in 2004 and is complete. It was a finalist in the 2005 Duluth Shorts Film Festival, Duluth MN.

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Development: Alone

When nothing is as it should be,

who do you cry out to when you’re alone?    

((film concept poster mockup already created))

Production Title: “Alone
Screenplay: Click here to view the screenplay.
Status: In development

Johanna Unden [film+theatre student at UMD-Duluth MN]

Johanna Unden is available to play the role of Jordan, however other actors can of course be auditioned or cast for the role depending on the desires of the Director and Producer(s).

Jordan, 18-20s. High school or college student. Attractive, slim/athletic build. We feel for her vulnerability when she is home alone during a storm, and while an escaped killer is on the loose from the nearby state prison.
Emma. 18-20s. Jordan’s friend. The role of Emma is a voiceover so this can be handled using a Fiverr voiceover actress or a friend of the main character or someone local.

SYNOPSIS OF PROJECT: This is a supernatural thriller short film about a young woman who wakes and discovers the world is not as it seems, that she has been traumatized and can not understand why, but as she investigates a strange sound in the house her confusion unravels to become her greatest nightmare. One actor, one voice-over actor, a scary house. Almost any house or apartment would work for filming– just needs a bedroom, bathroom with a mirror, and a basement with a furnace.

Union / Non-Union Status: Non-Union
Production Type: Short Film
Target Audience and Rating: Supernatural horror fans, ~PG-13 rating.
Project Length: 4 pages of screenplay, one indoor location, one on screen actor (“Jordan”).
Project Format: Digital DSLR 4k @24fps shoot, edit+render to 2k (blu ray) @24fps
Production Location:  (TBA, could be shot at house in Duluth MN, or anywhere)
Studio / Producer / Production Companies: Randall Oelerich / (Randall Oelerich Films), ______________ (other), ________________ (other).
Company website: /, _______________ (Filmmaker), ________________ (other).
Director-Cinematographer-Producer: ________________________ (‘Producer+Filmmaker’))
Soundtrack Composer: Randall Oelerich (I plan to compose the soundtrack for this horror short film– examples of my film music composing can be found at


Notes: Should be a quick film shoot as there is just one actor, one indoor location (controlled weather, temperature, audio), so film it quick as possible and ‘get it in the can’ (or in this case on memory cards). Some green screening for the last scene/shot but otherwise relatively simple filming. Will require a VFX artist to superimpose video of cell phone texting and protagonist’s character disintegration, and will require a voice actress for voiceover of the protagonist’s friend.

Already obtained, size S.

This is the tentative type of clothing (pajamas) the main character JORDAN will be wearing for first part of the story (afterwards, jeans and a long sleeve gray Henley shirt):


50 storyboard frames are already completed.


Film production and Film Scoring based in Duluth MN

Duluth Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior


  • Short film production
  • Screenwriting (short film, feature specs + feature indies)
  • Composing / scoring film soundtrack music


See also



Duluth Minnesota is a great location for film production. There are unique locations in a city rated #1 for outdoor sports by Outdoor magazine. Duluth MN has lots of culture for film producers including lodging, restaurants, symphony and theatre, and the arts. There are several colleges and universities in the city offering interesting possibilities for casting, including a medical school and a research university. There are nature preserves, lakes, rivers, Lake Superior, hiking trails with steep gorges. And dense forests. And an international airport for easy transportation to and from the city for film production.

Based in Duluth Minnesota. functions as both a film production company and for film composing to score film soundtracks. Randall Oelerich is a filmmaker but prefers to work as a producer and a screenwriter and a film scoring composer behind the scenes. Equipment for film production in Duluth MN includes a 4k digital video camera, video tripod, wireless lavalier kit, carbon fiber boompole with shock mount and RODE NTG2 shot gun microphone, LED panel lighting with color control, digital field audio recorders, and field collapsible lighting reflectors. Also an intimate knowledge of filming locations in the Duluth Minnesota area from decades of experience living in the Duluth region.

Over a decade of experience writing ten spec feature screenplays and many short screenplays. And film production of several short films with several more film productions in development.

For film scoring, film composing, soundtrack scoring: thousands of dollars in high quality virtual libraries of orchestral instruments, synthesizers, and pianos; notation and digital audio workstation software, MIDI keyboards, 5-35,000 Hz range headphones, and studies in film scoring from Berklee College of Music. Thus many resources, and experience, for film production, filmmaking, and film scoring in the Duluth MN / Arrowhead MN region.




























In England, I’m a horror movie director. In Germany, I’m a filmmaker. In the US, I’m a bum. – John Carpenter

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