The House is Innocent


  • 2015
  • United States
  • 12 mins
  • English

Documentary Film Competition

Nicholas Coles
Max Velez, Alexis Manya Spraic

Tom and Barbara’s new home has a notorious past and it’s going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history.

Nicholas Coles is an Australian-born filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles. His professional career began in New York City where he worked on numerous independent films. In 2014 he wrote and produced the short film “The Charlatan” which played at numerous film festivals including in Aspen, Palm Springs and Woodstock. Nicholas is currently in production on a narrative feature based on the serial killer Dorothea Puente.


2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize
2015 Sidewalk Film Festival – Best Documentary Short
2015 Calgary International Film Festival – Audience Award Best Short
2015 Denver Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Short


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