The Souvenir

Short Film

What happens when the hunted follows you home?


At a young age, respectful hunters learn to disturb as little as possible; respectful hunters learn to take only what’s needed. But what’s the price when you break those rules? What might hunt you in return?

Gordie and Chris created The Souvenir as part of the Frightening48 Filmmaking Challenge presented by PRIMAA. Allowed only 48 hours to conceive the idea, write, shoot, edit, and deliver a short film, they were given three elements that must be in the film: a character “an argumentative hunter,” a prop “a hammer,” and a line of dialogue “… is my ace in the hole.”

The Souvenir won Judge’s Choice and Audience Choice for the Frigtening48 and went on to win Best Peace Region Film at the 2015 Reel Shorts Film Festival.


Released: 2015
Runtime: 7:03
Language: English



Reel Shorts Film Festival

PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association)


A Film by Chris Beauchamp, Gordie Haakstad
Directed by Gordie Haakstad
Cinematographer Chris Beauchamp
Associate Producers Laura Beauchamp, Robin Sissons
Assistant Director Michał Pasko
Original Music by Sarah Card, Chris McIntyre
Hunter Dan Vallieres
Wife Kelsey Baile
The Creature Christine Adrian
Production Designer Laura Beauchamp
Production Sound Robin Sissons
Script Supervisor Kyler Hart-Moore
Assistant Camera Clint Webb, Christine Adrian, Abby Webb
2nd Assistant Camera Jillian Dozorec
Grip and Electric Kody McWilliams, Glenn Sorenson, Karl Vetter, Jackie Raddatz, Alona Topolnisky, Dave Walters
DIT Alona Topolnisky
Photo extras Jackie Raddatz, Kyler Hart-Moore, Alona Topolnisky, Dave Walters, Jillian Dozorec, Alysoun Wells, Eliza Sorenson, Sheila Payeur
Makeup Agnieszka (Agnes) Pasko
Art Department Abby Webb, Alysoun Wells, Eliza Sorenson, Sheila Payeur
Additional SFX Richard Podsada
Special Thanks Kyler Hart-Moore, Robert Hart, The Wells Family