For Dinner

A seemingly normal date turns out to be more than what an attractive exotic dancer had planned, when the man she has met on online invites her to his house for dinner, but when he drugs her wine, she wakes up to find herself bound and gagged in his bathtub, pleading for her life, and not to be the main course on his very unusual dinner menu.

  • Jeffrey S. Williams
    Director
    5ive Man Confession
  • Jeffrey S. Williams
    Writer
    5ive Man Confession
  • Jeffrey S. Williams
    Producer
    5ive Man Confession
  • George Lee Jones
    Key Cast
  • Katie Palacio
    Key Cast
  • Judy Justin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Red
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jeffrey S. Williams

Jeffrey is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended college at Colgate University in New York, where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Religion. He continued on to enroll in the graduate film program at Howard University in Washington, D.C. At Howard he was a three-time winner of the school's prestigious Paul Robeson Award for Creative Excellence - twice for screenwriting and once for Best Producer. While at Howard Jeffrey also garnered the District of Columbia's Rosebud Award for Best Music Video. Jeffrey returned to Minneapolis where he continued writing and directing. In 1995 he was the winner of the highly coveted Bush Artist Fellowship for Screenwriting and followed that up the next year with the Independent Feature Project/McKnight Foundation Screenwriting Fellowship. Jeffrey made his directorial debut with the film "5ive Man Confession" that played in several film festivals around the country. His latest film, "For Dinner" is starting to make the rounds on the film festival circuit. He presently resides in Long Beach, California and is in the process of developing his award-winning screenplay "Check It Up", into his first feature film.

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Director Statement

"Relax. Don't struggle. Too much trauma distracts from the quality of the meat." - Tyrus.

"For Dinner" is a look into the diabolical world of Tyrus. A clean cut, handsome, mild mannered man, who just so happens to be a serial killer. Let's face it, this movie has no redeeming social value, unless you plan to go out on a blind date with a person you met off of the internet; Instead, "For Dinner" is a horrific journey into the macabre, filled with twist and turns, doubling down on plot points, only to take you to the cellars of a twisted world of a man obsessed. It is debatable if "For Dinner" is a horror story, or a love story gone awry.
It was my desire to make a Hitchcock style thriller that taunted the audience with dialogue and visuals that had dual meanings. The music was to be the fourth character; chauffeuring the viewer down the road to a dinner reservation they would not want to miss.
I have lost a few dates because of this movie. I can't understand why. Is there something in this film to make a woman think twice about dating me? We all have secrets we keep locked away in our cellars, don't we? Bon Appétit!