Psycho Soliloquy

A man recalls the evolution of a killer by creating a portrait of the killer as a man.

  • Matthew Thornton
    Director
    Silverfish
  • Denise Thornton
    Director
    Silverfish
  • Matthew Thornton
    Writer
    Silverfish
  • Denise
    Producer
    Silverfish
  • Matthew Thornton
    Key Cast
    Silverfish
  • Denise Thornton
    Key Cast
    Silverfish
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

  • United States
Director Biography - Matthew Thornton, Denise Thornton

Matthew is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas and an actor/writer/director who has appeared in 4 different television series (1 starring role – Diagnosis X on TLC) and starred in 4 feature films including Silverfish, his directorial debut. He taught film acting with adults for 4 years in Austin, TX, during which time he wrote and published a book on acting (Imitating Life: The Art of Modern Acting).

Matthew maintains strong ties to his Texas roots and remains committed to making independent films in Texas along with his wife (co-director and producer), Denise Thornton (who also co-stars in Psycho Soliloquy).

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Director Statement

Psycho Soliloquy is a dark comedy thriller that comes as the result of a vacation that my wife and I took during the summer of 2017. We traveled to Italy with grand plans to create a video blog along the way. During the long flight, however, I found myself darkly inspired by a book I had been reading: Ted Bundy – Conversations with a Killer. Instead of building a vacation vlog, I ended up (spontaneously) writing and shooting this short film in which a man recalls the evolution of a killer by creating a portrait of the killer as a man. The experimental element came in the casting of my wife as the victim in a film that she had no clue was being made. Over the course of two weeks, I followed her with my smartphone, shooting footage for what she believed was going to be a video blog. To her surprise, we ended up with a short comedic-thriller. (She is aware now, however, so her release form is clean and clear.)