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‘Drastic Measures’ is now online!

What better way to start 2015, than with a sci-fi short? I will be posting a blog about detailing more about the actual production of the short film in a couple of days, but in the meantime here is a quick refresher: Found near death and alone, a hiker is rushed to a remote Texas ranch […]

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‘Drastic Measures’ officially selected

‘Drastic Measures’ officially selected

Escaping Westlawn Productions is proud to announce that ‘Drastic Measures’ is an official selection of the 2014 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego! ‘Drastic Measures’ now has a page on the Horrible Imaginings website that includes the synopsis, production stills, teaser trailer, and a blurb on writer/director Christine Carstairs. Here’s the link For a […]

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‘Drastic Measures’ Trailer is now up!

‘Drastic Measures’ Trailer is now up!

The teaser trailer for the horror short ‘Drastic Measures’ from Escaping Westlawn Productions is now live!  See it here: Be sure to leave us some feedback below and follow writer/director Christine Carstairs on Twitter (@DSLR_Girl)

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‘The Spell Book’ appears on Ain’t It Cool News!

‘The Spell Book’ appears on Ain’t It Cool News!

Hey Everyone! Well, this was certainly a nice surprise! ‘The Spell Book’ was one of a few short films featured on this week’s SATURDAY SHORTS on Ain’t It Cool News! Here is the article link: Check it out! -Robert

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‘Drastic Measures’

‘Drastic Measures’ is a sci-fi/ horror short film written and directed by Christine Carstairs.


Found near death and alone, a hiker is rushed to a remote Texas ranch house for aid. A medical chopper is on it’s way, but as her rescuers will soon find out, some things are just better left lost.

Watch the teaser trailer:

Genre: Sci-fi, Horror
Run Time: 7 min 37 sec
Completed: November 2013

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Facts about the production:

Download the press kit here:

Drastic Measures – Press Kit

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The Cast

SARAH ~ Carrie H. Stephens

The character of the lost hiker Sarah is played by Carrie H. Stephens, an actress known for One Every Minute (2011), Everyday Hero (The Ballad of the Bucket) (2013) and With Unveiled Eyes (2013).


The role of the Doctor is played by Les Best. A stage actor for 35 years, Les has recently transitioned to film. His first feature film “To Become Ghosts” premiered in Austin in 2013.

MEMO ~ Julio Antonio Alonzo

The role of Guillermo (Memo), is played by Julio Antonio Alonzo, known for his work on By Man's Hand (2011), 5 Year dream (2011) and It Was a Good Day (2011).

JESSE ~ William John Daley

The role of Jesse, the hot tempered ranch worker, was played by William John Daley. He is best know for De-Pixelated:Borderlands (2012), De-Pixelated: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2012) and Bioshock Infinite: Key to Freedom (2013)

The Crew


About Me

Christine Carstairs

Christine Carstairs


Writer and director Christine Carstairs first started in film working as a grip and camera operator on student films and independent music videos in her home province of Alberta, Canada. After a brief break, during which she immigrated to the United States, she picked right back up where she left off in her new home state of Texas. After directing two music videos, Christine then produced and acted as the director of photography for the short film 'The Spell Book', which was subsequently selected to screen at the 19th Annual Austin Film Festival. She recently wrote and directed her first narrative work 'Drastic Measures', a sci-fi horror short film.

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