A 40-year-old man, seeking revenge from his daughter’s rapist and murderer, he follows the
guy for months checking his every move and action, Planning his murder.

  • alessha mariyam
  • alessha mariyam
    Afia Muzafar
  • alessha mariyam
  • Mirdrit Zhinipotoku
    Key Cast
  • Matt Tolson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Action, Drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    562 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 28-70 mm, Raw
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Bradford
  • Bradford
    United Kingdom
    May 17, 2023
    University of Bradford film screenings
Director Biography - alessha mariyam

Aleesha Mariyam is a freelance photographer and a filmmaker. Experienced photographer with over five years of experience developing independent projects. She has also made short films while studying 'Film and Television Production BA (Hons)'. She is Expert in professional camera movement, frame composition, editing and sound design with additional lighting, set design and script work skills.

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Director Statement

The 31st of October is a suspense film about a subject that many have attempted to capture in some way or another for centuries. Rather than enclose, we attempted to liberate it, giving honour to the intangible properties of silence.

There are no crane motions, sweeping drone shots, or pans in the video, which was shot and edited to match our experience of the world while we remain stationary. The film's general rhythm was deliberately constructed with the human metabolism in mind.
The film also employs silence's opposite direction to encourage viewers into a better knowledge of quiet. According to Susan Sontag, "not only does silence exist in a world full of speech and other sounds, but any given silence takes its identity as a stretch of time being perforated by sound." Silence also trains us to be more aware of the sounds we do generate. When we are not silent, the goal is that stillness has taught us to be more deliberate and thoughtful with the sound we do generate, with the sound we put on top of that silence.
The video was made in a similar manner, with each word said and note of music carefully thought and delicately woven into the foundation of stillness that underpins the whole performance. Finally, I hope that the film inspires viewers to slow down and reevaluate the situation.