Barnes and Due: Danger Word Short Film

Tananarive Due and Stephen Barnes have released their short film based on their novel Devil’s Wake to youtube.


A 13-year-old girl and her grandfather, hiding out in a wooded cabin after a plague, meet the challenge of their lives when her birthday trip to a trading post goes horribly awry. Starring Frankie Faison (The Silence of the Lambs, “The Wire,” “Banshee”) and introducing Saoirse Scott (“One Life to Live”).

Nominated for Best Narrrative Short: Pan African Film Festival and BronzeLens Film Festival.

Directed by Luchina Fisher (Death in the Family).
Written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due, based on their novel Devil’s Wake.


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One thought on “Barnes and Due: Danger Word Short Film

  1. I have seen Danger Word a million times as its been developed and it truly gets better with each watch. What I love about this film is that it really establishes a relationship between the grandfather and the little girl and the story revolves around the relationship. The movie ends up feeling like a family movie that features zombies rather than a zombie movie that features a family. I personally feel that this is better because it allows us to connect with these characters in this post-apocalyptic world in a way that makes us care about their condition. I can’t wait to see where this team takes the film next!

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