‘Shelby Oaks’: Cast Revealed For Record-Breaking Found Footage Project

The hype is real.

Shelby Oaks

In March 2022, YouTuber Chris Stuckmann launched a Kickstarter for his found footage horror film, Shelby Oaks. In just a few weeks, the film became the most funded horror film in the platform’s history, reaching more than $1.39M. So needless to say the excitement and hype for the project are real. Today, out of Cannes, Deadline announced that Shelby Oaks has found its key cast.

Camille Sullivan (Hunter Hunter) takes the lead role in the film. Brendan Sexton III (Don’t Breathe 2), Michael Beach (If Beale Street Could Talk), Robin Bartlett (Shutter Island), and Keith David (The Thing) also star in Shelby Oaks. Charlie Talbert (The Big Short), Emily Bennett (Alone With You), and newcomer Sarah Durn (Where the Crawdads Sing) round out the cast.

Shelby Oaks centers around Mia’s (Sullivan) frantic search for her sister Riley, (Durn) after Riley ominously disappeared in the last tape of a group of paranormal investigators called the Paranormal Paranoids. As Mia’s obsession grows, she begins to suspect that the imaginary demon from Riley’s childhood may have been real.

YouTube critic and filmmaker Stuckmann wrote and directed Shelby Oaks. The film also marks his feature film debut. Aaron B. Koontz of Paper Street Pictures is producing.

Ashleigh Snead and Cameron Burns are also producing alongside Shawn Talley, Alex Euting, and Farrell Rose who are co-producing, all for Paper Street. Adam F. Goldberg, Paul Holbrook, Sean E. DeMott, and Tony Killough are executive-producing. David Guglielmo is casting.

The film is currently shooting in and around Cleveland, Ohio until early June.

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