Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of locations, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub. However, what he finds there is anything but unremarkable.
Alberto Corredor MarinaDirector
Oliver WalkerKey Cast“Kevin”Holby City, Viking Quest
Natalie OliverKey Cast“Lisa”Inmure
Julian SeagerKey Cast“Gatekeeper”Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy, Scareycrows,
Pat BoothmanKey Cast“Baghead”
Tama PhetheanKey Cast“Mike”Boys Behind Bars
Runtime:14 minutes 58 seconds
Completion Date:November 12, 2017
Production Budget:7,500 GBP
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Country of Filming:United Kingdom
Dances With FilmsLos Angeles, California
June 9, 2018
July 7, 2018
Winner Best Short, Best Director and Audience Award
XIX Fantosfreak Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges Fantàstics i FreaksCerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona
July 18, 2018
Madrid International Film FestivalMadrid
July 25, 2018
Nominee Best Lead Actor of a Short Film, Best Director of a Short Film
HollyShorts Film FestivalLos Angeles, California
August 14, 2018
Winner Best Thriller
HorrorHound Weekend Film FestivalIndianapolis, Indiana
August 24, 2018
August 27, 2018
Dragon Con Independent Short Film FestivalAtlanta
September 2, 2018
Winner Best Short and Best Horror Short
ShortsTV InternationalCountry: WorldwideRights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Free TV, Paid TV
After completing his MA in Filmmaking in Spain, where he specialised in screenwriting and directing, Alberto spent a year as a Radio speaker for a local station in Madrid. In 1998 Alberto moved to Munich where he underwent a placement in Film Production at the Bavaria Film Studios; he then trained as an Avid Media Composer Editor and worked for the next 5 years in different productions, ranging from TV documentaries to corporate and travel videos. He also worked as a Camera Assistant (Betacam and DigiBeta), a job that took him to exotic places, Champion’s League games, concerts and TV sets.
In 2004 Alberto moved again, this time to London, and worked in the training industry as Senior Video Editor until he started in 2008 his own Production Company, Long Shot Media Ltd.
During the last 10 years and under the banner of LSM, Alberto has directed, produced, shot or/and edited hundred of videos, documentaries and commercials in the UK, Spain and Germany, for distinguished clients, including BBC, Glasshead, the European Medicines Agency and Save the Children to name some.
“Baghead”, 2017, director, ShortsTV and Long Shot Media Ltd
“Kettling of the voices”, Edit and story consultant, CY Film Productions
“Road to London 2015”, Director and editor, Long Shot Media for the European Medicines Agency
“War Matters”, Edit and story consultant, CY Film Productions
“In Freiem Fall”, Editor, Bayerische Rundfunk
“Telling Tales Series”, Editor, BBC
Awareness and docudrama
“Medicines for rare diseases”, Director and editor, European Medicines Agency
“Together we can”, Director and editor, Meridian videos for Save the Children an AMAIM
“The Black triangle”, Director and editor, European Medicines Agency
“Lucia Miranda”, Editor, Argentinian Embassy
“Dreamer’s Dream”, Edit consultant, CY Film Productions
“Animal Kingdom”, Editor, APE Media
Commercial, corporate and training
“Belsize primary School”, Editor and story consultant, Abacus
“Tony Okura-Martins: Manifested Synergies”, Director and editor, The House of the Artist
“Paris LGBT does Amsterdam”, Editor and story consultant, Newham Council
“Break TV”, Director and editor, APE Media
“Kick-it”, Editor, Stream Event AG
I had been looking for the good part of 2017 for a strong script and from the moment I read Lorcan’s story, I knew I wanted to shoot it. Its simplicity, elegance and clever premise remind me of the magic realism of Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende, shown in movies like “Like Water for Chocolate” or “Birdman”. This film takes a twist from a supernatural, slightly scary set up to a dark comedy. The audience is made to think they are watching a tragic love story until they realise this is actually about betrayal. The ending is just the perfect closure to an emotional rollercoaster driven by Kevin’s rage at both his fiancée and his brother. What also sets the story apart is its unique role reversal where the ghosts are the ones scared of the living.
Lorcan has also created memorable characters, specially Baghead and her way to invoke the dead, who I wanted to visually portray on screen in a very stylish way.
To me the story packs originality, suspense, interesting characters, punchy dialogue - and a twist at the end - which is a simple but powerful recipe that guarantees that it will be the film to remember when the audience leaves the cinema. All the actors deliver remarkable performances, specially Oliver Walker who manages to take Kevin through all the different emotions in a subtle but impressive way.
Having only two sets in one single location helped us to work in a very controlled environment, which facilitated lighting to achieve the look I was aiming for, a magical, occult world, full of shadows to give it a dark, gritty feeling. This is accentuated by a very strong sound design by Luke Isom.
Hollie Buhagiar provided a fantastic soundtrack to the story, full of darkness and awkwardness to underline the emotional journey that the characters are undergoing.
From a personal point of view, having worked for 20 years in media production, I felt I had the right mix of maturity, experience and knowledge of the craft to deliver a strong short. Having directed and edited hundreds of corporate identity videos, documentaries and commercials, I felt this was the right moment to build my drama portfolio and to hone my director skills before jumping into a feature length project, which is my ultimate goal. I had a very experienced and enthusiastic team to help me along the way, including DoP John Wate and Production Designer Marie Boon.