Private Project

Silently Within Your Shadow

As their relationship grows, Lucette's obsession for ventriloquism and her dummy Hugo starts to strain her relationship with Jace. To Luctette Hugo is more than just a dummy, he’s her best friend and represents her ambition as an artist, to her, he’s very much real.

But to Jace Hugo is just a puppet, or is he?

Starring Horror Legend Bill Moseley as the voice of Hugo, Silently Within Your Shadow is the latest short film from writer/director Scott Lyus.

  • Scott Lyus
    Supernova, Order of the Ram
  • Scott Lyus
    Supernova, Order of the Ram
  • Bill Moseley
    Key Cast
    Texas Chainsaw Massarce 2, The Devils Rejects
  • Sophie Tergeist
    Key Cast
  • Byron Fernandes
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • London Horror Society
    London, UK
    October 5, 2015
    UK Premiere
  • Exposure Film Festival
    Glasgow, Scotland
    October 10, 2015
    Scotland Premiere
  • Los Angeles Horror Competition 2015
    Los Angeles, USA
    October 12, 2015
    US Premiere
    Nominated - Best Short Film
  • DOA Blood Bath Film Festival
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    October 25, 2015
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Royal George Soho Halloween Event
    London, UK
    October 31, 2015
  • Hollywood Horror of Short 2015
    LA, USA
    November 9, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Fangoria Internation Film Festival
    New York, USA
    December 15, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Texas Ultimate Shorts
    Texas, USA
    December 4, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Wendys Shorts Film Festival

    December 4, 2015
    Nominated - Best Short Horror Film
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    LA, USA
    December 6, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Blackbird Film Festival

    December 15, 2015
    Official Selection
  • International Horror Movie Awards 2015

    January 3, 2016
    Nominated Best Writing. Nominated Best Atmosphere
  • The Alma, Islington, Screening Event
    London, UK
    January 20, 2016
  • Fantastic Film Awards

    February 3, 2016
    Won - Best Kill
  • Best Horror/Thriller Short Festival 2016
    Toronto, Canada
    February 25, 2016
    Candian Premiere
  • ScreamVention
    Dublin, Ireland
    February 27, 2016
    Irish Premiere
  • The London Stone Screening Event
    London, UK
    March 19, 2016
  • Without Your Head Karloff Awards 2016
    May 1, 2016
    WINNER - Best Short Horror Film of the Year
  • Ozark Short Festival

    United States
    Official Selection
  • A Night of Short Films Three Day Festival
    London, UK
    May 30, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Hellfire Film Festival
    Folkestone, UK
    June 2, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Comicpalooza
    Texas, USA
    Official Selection
  • RIP Hollywood Film Festival
    Hollywood, LA
    United States
  • Flint Horror Con
    Flint, Michigan
    United States
    Michigan Premiere
  • MKFN Summer Screenings
    Milton Keynes
    United Kingdom
  • Starburst International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
  • Chicago Horror Film Festival
    United States
    Chicago Premiere
  • Scream in the Dark Film Festival
    Omaha, Nebraska
    United States
    Nebraska Premiere
  • Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    North Carolina
    United States
    North Carolina Premiere
    Nominated Best Actress - Sophie Tegeist
Director Biography - Scott Lyus

Scott Lyus is an indie filmmaker from London. Having started his love affair with film from a young age, Scott decided against film school and instead kick started his short film career with the home invasion thriller Supernova, followed by the critically acclaimed Order of the Ram. Scott then decided to really push what him and his team were capable of with their next picture, Silently Within Your Shadow. Not only was the project larger in scale, budget and crew, but Scott managed to get the screenplay into the hands of horror legend Bill Moseley who quickly signed on to the voice the role of Hugo.

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Director Statement

Silently Within Your Shadow is our attempt at creating a story driven horror film, with strong characters, that doesn't rely on blood and gore.

I wanted to dig into the heart of an artist, in our case a ventriloquist performer, and see how deep her love for her art ran; and explore the effects on her relationship with her boyfriend and the horror that provides.