ELEVATOR PITCH – Inheritance

Elevator Pitch – Inheritance

Written and Directed by: Barak Shpiez

What is Inheritance?

Inheritance is a short film about the choices we make, regret, and family.  The story combines elements of suspense and mystery that leave the viewer with a chilling experience.  “Inheritance” is a supernatural drama with Charles Dickens spirits and a Hitchcock twist.

Jim Novak was never a good man. In the last years of his life he finds himself dependent on his daughter and her family. A cowardly soldier, an absentee father, and an abusive husband, his failures have come back to haunt him. He’ll never discover what real dangers there are.


Why Should We Pick This Up?

Inheritance has been an official selection at the Cannes Short Film Corner, Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival, and Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival.  The film has been incredibly well received by critics.

“Really creepy, really haunting.  Leaves you kind of unsettled.  That’s art to me.”

AMCi Independent

“Evocative and suspenseful, Inheritance is a movie that demands the viewer’s attention.”

UK Film Review

“…a chilling drama…”

Forest City Short Film


The Independent Critic

“This is what indie film…scratch that…this is what film is all about.”



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