Cellar Door


About Us


Fatal Funnel Films is an Illinois-based production company dedicated to the creation of independent feature films. Utilizing the increasingly relevant accessibility of digital filmmaking techniques and technologies, Fatal Funnel Films seeks to push the boundaries of filmmaking in order to tell unique and dramatic stories that will connect with audiences across the globe.

Fatal Funnel is a military breaching term, where a combat fire team must enter into the danger zone through a doorway to dominate the targeted room. The “fatal funnel” is the most dangerous aspect of the breach, where the fire team must rely on their faith in one another to take the plunge and cross the threshold together to complete the mission.

Film is the greatest collaborative art form there is, where creative vision is turned into reality through the hard work of many dedicated individuals who share a passion for story telling. Like breaching that door, filmmaking is a team-based operation, where creative and logistical minds must converge and collectively take the plunge into the commitment of great storytelling. Fatal Funnel Films aims to cross that threshold into the world of thrilling yet relatable drama, to dominate the landscape of independent film, and to fulfill our inherent desire to pursue our passion through the creation of art.

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Cellar Door

Tagline: "Everyone locks a part of themselves away."

Logline: When a teenage girl goes missing in the woods, it’s up to an aging sheriff to find her.  With his deputy questioning his every move, this small town sheriff will have to face the wrath of the girl’s abusive father in order to bring her home safe before it’s too late.



Tagline: "Every town has its dirty secrets."

Logline: An aging sheriff presides over the petrified ruins of a small Midwestern town, the relic of his father's legacy.  When a woman goes missing and another turns up dead, the town's longtime protector must dig into his own mysterious past for answers, and hope that the demons he and his father buried so long ago don't rise up to haunt him once again.