Private Project


"Not everyone is meant to be a mother." Good intentions lead to disastrous results when a woman visits a new mom.

  • Izzy Lee
    Picket, Legitimate, Come Out and Play, Bring Us Your Women ("Arya Tara" segment)
  • Izzy Lee
    Picket, Legitimate, Come Out and Play, Bring Us Your Women ("Arya Tara" segment)
  • Christopher Hallock
  • Izzy Lee
    Picket, Legitimate, Come Out and Play
  • Kasey Lansdale
    Key Cast
    Christmas with the Dead
  • Diana Porter
    Key Cast
    Picket, Almost Human, Mary Loss of Soul, Bring Us Your Women, Devil May Care
  • Bryan McKay
    Picket, Penta, Legitimate, Dark Roast, M is for Mundane
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Nacogdoches Film Festival
    Nacogdoches, TX
    February 26, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Boston Underground Film Festival
    Cambridge, MA
    March 26, 2015
    New England Premiere
  • Jennifer's Bodies
    Glasgow, Scotland
    March 9, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Horror Happens Film Showcase
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
    February 14, 2015
  • Vivisections International Horror Shorts Film Night
    Philadelphia, PA
    June 7, 2015
  • Severed Short Film Night
    Stroudsberg, PA
    May 30, 2015
  • Fantafestival
    Rome, Italy
    June 25, 2015
    Italian Premiere
  • Rome International Film Festival
    Rome, Georgia
    September 12, 2015
  • Bangor Comic & Toy Convention
    Bangor, ME
    April 25, 2015
  • Ax Wound Film Festival
    Brattleboro, VT
    October 10, 2015
  • Fantasia
    August 2, 2015
    Canadian Premiere, Plays with Lady Psycho Killer
  • Spooky Empire
    Orlando, FL, USA
    October 30, 2015
  • Morbido Film Fest
    Puebla, Mexico
    October 31, 2015
    Mexican Premiere
  • Vancouver Badass Short Film Festival
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    February 21, 2016
    British Columbia Premiere
    Nominated: Best Director / Best International Short Film
  • Horrorshow Hot Dog Short Film Festival
    St. Louis Park, MN
    October 23, 2015
  • World Horror Convention
    Atlanta, GA
    May 9, 2015
    Georgia Premiere
  • Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    September 6, 2015
    Horror to Rend Your Soul block
  • Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
    Cambridge, MA
    August 28, 2015
  • Camp Necon
    Portsmouth, RI
    July 18, 2015
  • Kasey Lansdale in Concert
    Santa Fe, NM
    August 22, 2015
  • Coney Island Film Festival
    Coney Island, NY
    September 19, 2015
    New York Premiere
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    November 12, 2015
  • Fright Night Theatre
    Hamilton, Ontario
    September 19, 2015
  • Macabre Faire Film Festival
    Hauppauge, NY
    January 16, 2016
    Nominated: Kasey Lansdale — Best Actress in a Short Film
  • Rock and Shock
    Worcester, MA
    October 17, 2015
  • Slaughter Movie House
    Kansas City
    December 7, 2015
  • Living Dead Convention
    Portland, OR
    November 14, 2015
  • Reel Women Short Film Night
    Cambridge, UK
    March 24, 2016
    British Premiere
  • Crimson Screen Horror Fest
    N. Charleston, SC
    May 13, 2016
  • Cinefantastique @ Shivers Film Society
    Vancouver, BC
    July 10, 2016
  • Scares That Care
    Williamsburg, VA
    United States
    July 23, 2016
  • Celebration of Women in Horror
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    United States
    July 9, 2016
  • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    September 11, 2016
    California Premiere
  • Overkill Festival
    November 19, 2016
  • Out on a WiHM 2
    United States
    February 17, 2017
  • San Diego Film Week
    San Diego
    United States
    February 17, 2017
    Horrible Imaginings Showcase
Director Biography - Izzy Lee

"Izzy Lee, a sometimes festival programmer and sometimes film reviewer, has directed a series of spooky tales that feel like " modern Tales from the Crypt stories where unlikeable people get what's coming to them." -Rue Morgue

Izzy Lee is former a film festival programmer of both the Boston Underground Film Festival and Boston Science Fiction Film Festival. She sometimes writes for Rue Morgue, Diabolique, TwitchFilm, and Fangoria.

When she’s not writing, she’s making scary little films, often from an outsider perspective. Her films aren’t usually just frightening, they’re strange, well-made tales that often have a socio-political bent.

Her films have screened with well-known new and old genre films American Psycho, Tales of Halloween, The Sacrament, The Lords of Salem, They Look Like People, Excess Flesh, and Antibirth.

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Director Statement

"Seriously creepy and disturbing." - Joe R. Lansdale

"Great job!!! Loved everything about it." - Christopher Golden

"Disturbing and nightmarish; there's a great atmosphere of filth and madness about it that reminds me a bit of Friedkin's Bug." - Axelle Carolyn

In Postpartum, I wanted to address the fact that not all pregnancies are happy experiences---with a monstrous twist.

Production Notes
"Horror Royalty"
I met Kasey Lansdale --- writer, country singer, and daughter of cult writer Joe R. Lansdale (BUBBA HO-TEP, COLD IN JULY) --- at a CHRISTMAS OF THE DEAD screening, and we hit it off. She said she was coming back to town, and wanted to work with me, so my co-writer and I whipped up something weird. Initially, it was supposed to have been an absurdist script, but it turned very dark when I opened up the deep corners of my brain. We had a great time, she's fantastic in the film, and I can’t wait to work with her again.