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‘Visitors’ invites us into the unassuming suburban house of Mrs Jeffreys, a solitary widow, long-abandoned by her adult children, on the morning she is visited by a pair of eager and enigmatic Mormons. Their intentions soon turn out to be anything but holy, but their sinister schemes are scuppered by an unforeseen intrusion. ‘Visitors’ is a one-shot dark comedy with a focus on visual intrigue and exploring the unexpected.

  • Silas Elliott
  • Silas Elliott
  • Emily Everdee
  • Ginny Avery
    Key Cast
  • Christian Bevan
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Curzon
    Key Cast
  • Harry Lukakis
    Key Cast
  • Luke Rollason
    Key Cast
  • Freya Willetts
    Assistant Producer
  • Megan Gibbons
    Art Director
  • Jacob Sacks-Jones
    Director of Photography
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    Technical Production
    Heaven Knows
  • Rose Hockaday
  • Hendrik Ehlers
  • Robert Stanton
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Alexander Van Leeuwen
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Sam Joyce
    Lighting Assistant
  • Olivia Lalude-Howarth
    Lighting Assistant
  • Dan Grimwood
    Camera and Lighting Runner
  • Emanuele Correani
    Location Sound Recordist
  • Angus Steele
    Boom Operator
  • Annie Flynn
    Production Manager
  • Shannon Britton
    Assistant Production Manager
  • Rebecca Oxland-Isles
    Props Master
  • Rebecca Sutherland
    Art Assistant
  • Alex Larkinson
    Art Assistant
  • Soaf Wyatt
    Hair and Makeup
  • Florence Hyde
    Script Supervisor
  • Tom Kinsella
  • Ed Maclean
    Sound Design
  • Joseph Bicknell at CHEAT
  • Lucy Walters
    Poster and Website Graphics
  • Lucy-Rose Graham
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Dark Comedy, Drama, Comedy Drama, British
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Silas Elliott

As a filmmaker, Silas has written and directed a number of short films. 'the sex lives of eels’ (2015) was produced in 100 hours as part of the international 'Film Racing' competition, for which it received honourable mention. Since then the film has been selected for screening at the 'Vaults Film Festival' in London, as well as being screened at the Oxford Picturehouse cinema. In 2016, Silas and a group of Oxford University students were commissioned by The England Arts Council to write and direct ‘Surfing’, a 3 minute film for the Channel 4's Random Acts platform. In the same year, Silas also directed two micro-films, ‘Fan’s Labyrinth’, which was screened at the 'Kino' and 'Vaults' festivals in London, and ‘III’, screened at the Oxford Picturehouse cinema.

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Director Statement

‘Visitors’ is a dark comedy with a focus on visual intrigue, audience manipulation and exploring the unexpected. When penning ‘Visitors’ I wanted to keep the audience in a constant state of unease, implementing change in the direction of the narrative, just as the audience think they’ve predicted the outcome. The cinematography follows this trend of audience manipulation through the use of a single, continuous shot; creating a sense of claustrophobia, and controlling exactly what the audience see, as the house is explored by its visitors. As tension builds and assumptions are challenged, the boundaries between normal and abnormal, victim and perpetrator begin to unravel.