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The Old Woman in the Woods


Shorts Program 2: Black Sugar, Luna, The Storm, The Old Woman in the Woods, La Piedad, Mullet Gut, Sulfuric

Los Angeles Premiere
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 4:45am
Run Time: 
25m 54s
A Gothic fairy tale combining live action and stop motion puppet animation to tell the story of two little girls who disobey their mother for a glimpse into a magical other world and end up paying dearly for their caprice. The screenplay, adapted from the classic tale "The New Mother," by Lucy Lane Clifford, is set in England in 1882. (
Directed By: 
Caroline Coutts
Produced By: 
Diana Wilson & Caroline Coutts
Written By: 
Caroline Coutts, adapted from "The New Mother," by Lucy Lane Clifford
Main Cast: 
Brenda McDonald (The Old Woman), Jennifer Clement (The Mother), Megan Charpentier (Older Sister), Genea Charpentier (Younger Sister)

About the Director

Caroline Coutts Caroline Coutts was born in Wick, Scotland and moved to Canada with her family when she was three years old. She is a graduate of the Directors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Caroline’s previous short films include "DogBoy," the story of a feral boy raised by dogs in an anonymous city, "The more