Dreams In The Attic (lost unaired television film; 2000)

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The film's poster.

Status: Lost

Dreams In The Attic is a live-action unaired television film made in 2000. It was written by Carolyn Johnston and directed by Bob Willems. This film is notable for being one of the final film roles of actress Shelley Duvall.

Plot Summary

Eccentric Aunt Nellie (Shelley Duvall) has a magical trunk in her attic at the costume shop that she owns. Costumes that are placed in the trunk possess the ability to fulfill the "dreams" of those that wear them.

Cancellation and Availabillity

The film was made in 1999 and was pitched to Disney Channel for a release presumably in 2000 or 2001. Disney Channel later rejected the film and release plans were cancelled. No known copies of the film has resurfaced of the film and only the trailer was released.


Trailer for the film.
Extended trailer for the film.


Filming at a real costume shop in Galveston Texas.   Haylie is actually wearing one of the shop's costumes (back view, wearing red hat) Shelley Duvall (Aunt Nellie) can be seen in the center. Kara Houston, poses between takes during a hairdressing session.  Kara played Nicole, Jessica's (Haylie)  best friend in the movie. Director of Photography, Jaroslav Vodehnal, poses at the 16mm camera that was used to film the movie. Haylie Duff, Filming on Location, August 1999 Houston, TX Alternate poster