Nickel Children
File:NickelChildren Poster.jpg
Festival release poster
Directed by Kevin Eslinger
Produced by Kevin Eslinger
Mary Katherine Sisco
Written by Kevin Eslinger
Starring Easton McCuiston
Amanda Bailey
Jeremy Snowden
Music by Keith Stacey
Cinematography Shane Bartlett
Justin Eslinger
Kevin Eslinger
Editing by Kevin Eslinger
Release date(s) July 31, 2010 (2010-07-31)
Running time 16 minutes
Country Template:FilmUS
Language English

Nickel Children is an 2010 American sci-fi steampunk short film directed by Kevin Eslinger.


Nickel Children was shot on locations in Tennessee in April 2010: In Pulaski on the 3rd and 4th, and in Nashville from the 10th through the 12th. Casting was provided by DS Entertainment[1]


A young boy, Jack, witnesses his parent’s murder, and is forced to survive in an underground child fighting ring. Only the wealthiest are invited to attend these secret communities to bet on the children for their own amusement. However, one among them, is determined to find her abducted son ... at whatever the cost.


Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 2010, 'Best Film' at the Halloween in July Film Festival[2]

Festival selectionsEdit

  • July 31st, 2010 - Halloween in July (Nashville, TN) -- WINNER : BEST FILM
  • August 27th-30th, 2010 - Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival (Belfast, Ireland)
  • September 3rd-6th, 2010 - Dragon*CON 2010 (Atlanta, GA)
  • September 24th-26th, 2010 - Chicago Horror Film Festival (Chicago, IL)
  • October 14th-17th, 2010 - Bram Stoker International Film Festival (Whitby UK)
  • October 15th-16th, 2010 - TCIF3 (Richland, WA)
  • October 15th-17th, 2010 - ValleyCon36 / Fargo Fantastic Film Festival (Fargo, ND)
  • August 17th-21st 7th, 2011 - Renovation - 69th Science Fiction Convention(Reno, NV)


  • Easton McCuiston as Jack
  • Amanda Bailey as Anastasia / Marie
  • Jeremy Snowden as The Sheriff
  • Brian J. Lowry as Dr. Montague
  • Danny Proctor as Winston the Stablemaster
  • Jules Charlemagne as The Ringmaster
  • Steve Johnston as Lancaster
  • Michael Venter as Charles
  • Levi Miller as Ollie
  • Ben Wood as The Flesh Golem
  • Yun Blair as Exotic
  • Addy Willoughby as Exotic

  • Marc Allen as Bandit
  • Gary Earl as Bandit
  • Chris Friend as Bandit
  • Trent Jones as Child
  • Bailey McLean as Child
  • Cailan McLean as Chuld
  • Seth Rhoton as Child
  • John Talon as Child
  • Jennifer Halenar as The Fiddlist
  • Shilo Slider as the Madam
  • Britany Bagwell as Dancing girl

  • Trinity Cravens as Dancing girl
  • Madison Pressley as Dancing girl
  • Rodney Burlin as Wealthy
  • Sandi Cain as Wealthy
  • Ava Dahl as Wealthy
  • Terry Gragg as Wealthy
  • Wendy Keeling as Wealthy
  • Nick Luna as Wealthy
  • Americus Riatan McClaxton as Wealthy
  • Trevan Jonsson as Wealthy
  • Sid Rhoton as Wealthy


The Keith Stacey film soundtrack was released August 2010.


External links Edit

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