Wed, Dec 11 | 7:00 PM


Director Dean Yurke Horror, Supernatural, Thriller Runtime 83 mins William Romano Pugh will be in attendance
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Dec 11, 2019, 7:00 PM
7:00 PM, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

About The Event

Dean Yurke - Writer / Director (First Feature) Visual effects veteran known for Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvel and Harry Potter franchises.

Brie Mattson - Actress | De-railed 

Brandon Wardle - Actor | Frisky 

William Romano-Pugh - Actor | How to Grow a Tiger Lilly

All will be in attendance for a Q&A after screening 


 For Stay Out Stay Alive screening Dec 11 at 7pm

Shadowed by a haunting presence in the redwood forest, five young hikers discover an abandoned goldmine dating back to the Gold Rush and descend into madness and greed as the pursuit of easy riches consumes them.

Stay Out Stay Alive : There’s Doom In Them Thar Hills!

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A group of young hikers finds that the opportunity for sudden wealth leads them down dangerous paths in the horror outing Stay Out Stay Alive. Greed motivates some members of the party, but the lust for riches proves to be no match for supernatural forces in the forest in this engrossing thriller.

Amy (Christina July Kim) needs to camp out in the forests of Yosemite, California, to work on a research project. Although her boyfriend Kyle (William Romano-Pugh) is reluctant to come along, her friends Donna (Sage Mears) and Bridget (Brie Mattson), along with Bridget’s boyfriend Reese (Brandon Wardle), are more than happy to vacation in the great outdoors. Donna falls into a 19th century goldmine and has her leg pinned under a heavy rock when an earthquake strikes, but the party members soon begin weighing immediate rescue efforts against the possibility of becoming suddenly rich beyond their dreams if they illegally mine gold that they discover. As the friends clash over moral decisions, the lust for greed begins to change some of their personalities, and vengeful spirits from the mine’s early days make their presence known, as well.

Equal parts psychological thriller and supernatural shocker, Stay Out Stay Alive does a fine job of showing the slowly fracturing relationships within the group, as Amy tries to convince her friends to do the right thing, leave the mine as it was, and get Donna to a hospital, while Reese grows ever more unhinged, unpredictable, and dangerous. The suspense picks up when Ranger Susanna (Barbara Crampton) comes to check on the group, and winds up accidentally falling into the mine. The dramatic build-up leads into a third act where the horror elements really ramp up.  

Writer/director/producer Dean Yurke has crafted a nifty, taut feature rich in atmosphere, from the beautiful forest landscapes to the claustrophobic mine, and with a terrific storm sequence in the third act. Cinematographer Bill Holshevnikoff captures these settings beautifully, with the electrifying storm action being one of many highlights. Lawson Rollins provides a truly pulse-pounding score

Yurke invests the story with a respect for nature and especially the Native Americans who lost their lives during the California Gold Rush, and uses further real-life inspiration regarding the approximately 500,000 abandoned mines that exist in the United States. His passion for these topics truly comes through, without being heavy handed.

Stay Out Stay Alive is fine, suspenseful scare fare, with rousing set pieces, a pervading sense of doom, masterly direction, and super performances from its ensemble cast. It’s definitely one to keep an eye out for as it begins its film festival run.

Directed by 

Dean Yurke

Writing Credits(in alphabetical order)

Dean Yurke


Barbara Crampton...Ranger SusannaChristina July Kim...AmySage Mears...DonnaBrandon Wardle...ReeseBrie Mattson...BridgetDavid Fine...Officer Drake William Romano-Pugh...Kyle

Produced by 

Lawson Rollins...executive producer / producerDenise Skinner...line producerRob Stiff...producerDean Yurke...producer

Music by 

Lawson Rollins

Cinematography by 

Bill Holshevnikoff

Production Design by 

Starla Christian

Art Direction by 

Andrew Lyons

Makeup Department 

Josie department head

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Nicholas Rossano...first assistant directorPatrick Weir...second assistant director

Art Department 

Stuart Loebl...set dresserThomas Sciacca...props

Sound Department 

Dennis Leonard...sound designer / supervising sound editor

Visual Effects by 

Alex Aponte...associate production manager: ILMKathryn Bumala...animationHank Chang...compositorShih Chen Chen...compositorChieh Deng...matte painterRyne Eckenrodt...modelerJanice Ailsa Gunawan...visual effects producerYisong Jin...compositorAdrian Lozano...compositor (as Adriana Lozano)Ana Mei...riggingRuth Meridjen...compositorTareq Mirza...modelling supervisorYoshifumi Morita...lead CompositorJason supervisorBernardo Pereira...compositorJessica Teach...executive staff: ILMJass Tsai...AAU Compositor SupervisorKun Hang Wu...Lead CompositorShengjie Wu...compositorShanglei Xia...compositorChengChieh Yeh...compositorYuan Yue Yin...matte painterHiromu Yoshida...fx artistYu Hsien Yu...compositorShaolei Zhang...compositor

Camera and Electrical Department 

Lamar boy/electricRyan Matthew Hagerty Moore...second assistant cameraFerguson Sauvé-Rogan...1st AC: United States

Animation Department 

Ryne Eckenrodt...environment modellingWilfredo Mendoza...modellingThomas Sciacca...Prop Illustrations

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Natalie Allen-Sullivan...wardrobe

Editorial Department 

T.J. Moore...assistant editor / digital imaging technician

Music Department 

Lawson supervisor

Other crew 

Chris Armstrong...AAU SupportAndrew S. Cantor...Legal ServicesIlena Ferrer...Unit Production ManagerBecky Mcdonald Johnson...AAU SupportEd Katz...AAU SupportAshley Chiyeko McQuillan...production coordinatorGalina Rozina...AAU Support

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Time & Location

Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

About The Event

Ted Geoghegan 2017, USA, 91 mins

The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.