Shelf Elf

Hang your stockings. Say your prayers. This is Shelf Elf. A home invasion horror/comedy based on that little creep that floods your Facebook and Twitter feeds every December. This Christmas, all will be shelved!


  • Brett Smith Director The Babysitter, The Horse Creek Peeper, Flyers

  • Brett Smith Writer The Babysitter, The Horse Creek Peeper, Flyers

  • Brett Smith Producer The Babysitter, The Horse Creek Peeper, Flyers

  • Elmer McRiverbottom (Matt Mueller) Key Cast The Town Branch Flasher, Brain Damage

  • Whitney McRiverbottom (Whitney Mueller) Key Cast

  • Smithey Smithiggins (Matt Jackson) Key Cast The Town Branch Flasher, Flyers, Shoein' Around, Time Farts, Ernest Saves Modern Cinema

  • Darla Duodenum (Katie Smallwood) Key Cast The Babysitter, Brain Damage


  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Comedy, Horror

  • Runtime: 9 minutes 9 seconds

  • Completion Date: December 6, 2014

  • Production Budget: 50 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No


  • A Very Wine & Pop-Tarts Christmas Lexington, KY December 14, 2014 Premiere

  • ScareFest Lexington, KY September 12, 2015 Honorable Mention

  • Filmslang Lexington, KY October 10, 2015

  • Night Risers Film Festival & Arts Expo Elizabethtown, KY October 24, 2015

  • The Best Film Fest United States February 15, 2016 Official Selection

  • Madhouse Movies Film Festival United States February 28, 2016 Official Selection

  • Texas Ultimate Shorts United States March 1, 2016 Official Selection

  • Silver Dollar Film Festival United States March 16, 2016 Official Selection

  • Wendy's Shorts Awards Austin, TX United States March 26, 2016 Finalist

  • #TOFF - The Online Film Festival United States April 18, 2016 Official Selection

  • United States April 30, 2016 Finalist

  • MayDay Film Festival Evansville, IN United States May 20, 2016 Official Selection

  • Broken Knuckle Film Festival United States October 1, 2016 Accepted - Weird and Wrong

  • Horror in the Hills Gatlinburg, TN United States October 8, 2016 Official Selection

  • POP NINJA Online Horror Short Film Festival Lake Charles, Louisiana United States October 28, 2016 Official Selection

  • Chicago Paracon & Film Festival Chicago, IL United States December 4, 2016 Official Selection

  • Granola Culture's Groovy Holiday Lexington, KY United States December 4, 2016

  • The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest Dekalb, IL United States May 19, 2017 Official Selection

  • Krampus Night: A Holiday-ish Art/Film/Variety Charity Extravaganza Detroit, MI United States December 1, 2017 Official Selection

  • Mountain of Laughs Comedy Fest Gatlinburg, TN United States March 10, 2018 Official Selection

  • Suds & Cinema: Holiday Party Memphis, TN United States December 7, 2019 Official Selection

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