Mayhem Short Film Showcase 2018

Mayhem Film Festival

Mayhem Short Film Showcase 2018 CERT TBC

Country: Various
Year: 2018
Duration: 120m

The critically acclaimed short film section of the festival, featuring international, national and local genre cinema at its finest. Horror, sci-fi and much more, exploring the cutting edge and the outer limits of original talent.
[Advised certificate: 18]

**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME AND WILL BE INTRODUCED BY MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL'S DIRECTORS**

Our full line-up (in alphabetical order):

AND THE BABY SCREAMED

Dir. Dan Gitsham, Duration: 3’29, Country: UK

A father tries to put his baby to sleep.

CATCALLS

Dir. Kate Dolan, Duration: 8’39, Country: Ireland

Paul cruises around late at night, looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions, only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately for him, he has picked the wrong girls. These girls are also out hunting tonight.

 COYOTE

Dir. Lorenz Wunderle, Duration: 9’55, Country: Switzerland

A coyote loses his wife and children from an attack of wolfs. Anguished from human emotions, he‘s trying to process the experience. Besides grief and delusion, evil takes up more and more space.

CRYING BITCH

Dir. Reiki Tsuno, Duration: 14’25, Country: Japan, with English Subtitles

A man, who is having an affair with a young woman, gets home late as usual. But that night, he finds something wrong with his wife Satomi.

DICK AND STEWART: I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE [UK PREMIERE]

Dir. Richard Littler, Duration: 12’49, Country: UK

Dick is asked by the totalitarian government to surveil his parents. When he refuses, he faces the unforgiving machinery of state control. Dick & Stewart find themselves on the run. Their only hope is to escape from their town, which is surrounded by a heavily guarded wall. 

HEARTLESS [UK PREMIERE]

Dir. Kevin Sluder, Duration: 12’24, Country: US

Based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.

HUNTED [WORLD PREMIERE]

Dir. Owen Tooth, Duration: 5’41, Country: UK

A pair of young holiday-makers find themselves in a horrific battle for survival, relentlessly hunted by a terrifying pack of subterranean creatures in a remote forest.

MILK

Dir. Santiago Menghini, Duration: 9’48, Country: Canada

On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.

SALT

Dir. Rob Savage, Duration: 2', Country: UK

Stay inside the circle.

THE BLUE DOOR

Dir. Paul Taylor, Duration: 9’14, Country: UK

Clare is a caring nurse opening the door to her new job. But maybe some doors are best left shut...

TiCK

Dir. Ashlea Wessel, Duration: 13’5, Country: Canada

In a post-pandemic society, a vampire in hiding is forced to make a stand when confronted with the oppressive regime who kidnapped and enslaved her family.

ULISES [UK PREMIERE]

Dir. Jorge Malpica, Duration: 8', Country: Mexico

Ulises is a fisherman´s daily battle to try to appease his hunger. On the other, side mermaids in a classical view, are not cute and are often associated with death forces, as dangerous animals that dominate oceans based on their captivating voices. If they embezzle you with their call, they will devour you.

WE SUMMONED A DEMON

Dir. Chris McInroy, Duration: 5’52, Country: US

They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.

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