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Andrew is woken up in the middle of the night by the Lamia, an ancient demon that has possessed his mother's body.

  • Arturo Alanis
  • Arturo Alanis
  • Devin Tusa
  • Remington Long
  • Melanie Gaydos
    Key Cast
  • Vitaly LeBeau
    Key Cast
  • Gretta Wilson
    Production Designer
  • Kyle Van de Kamer
    Art Director
  • Sue Lee
    Makeup Artist
  • Sachin Dharwadker
    Assistant Director
  • Joanie Educate
  • David Britton
    Director of Audio
  • Arturo Alanis
    Executive Producer
  • Arturo Alanis Moya
    Executive Producer
  • Remington Long
    Executive Producer
  • Juan Carlos Granados
    Executive Producer
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    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Arturo Alanis

Arturo Alanis is a Mexican filmmaker graduated from the Film & Television department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He started his career in filmmaking during high school by making music videos for local artists in his hometown of Monterrey and went on to continue this kind of work in New York, shooting concerts and music videos for artists such as Kiezsa and Tribe Society.

During the last three years, Arturo has directed and produced a number of short films and music videos in the United States, Mexico, Greece and Spain ranging from horror films, to magic realism and family dramas, collaborating with filmmakers from all across the world spanning over eighty different projects.

Arturo currently works as a freelancer in New York as he continues to develop his own short films and his first upcoming feature.

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Director Statement

Lamia, as every other horror movie, is an exploration of fear. I wrote the original short story that Lamia is based on when I was in my second year of high school and I was having a lot of issues with my mother. One particular night I couldn't sleep, so to get over my boredom I thought up of a scenario in which my mom in her rage, was possessed by a demon and came to my room to try to kill me. That short story was the first version of Lamia.

Three years later I adapted the short story to a script for one of my classes and decided I wanted to direct it. By crafting the nightmarish setting and sonic atmosphere of Lamia, my goal was to cause a feeling of constant dread and anxiety in the audience by delving into a boy's fear of his mother.

I hope the audience will feel this way and at least for the seven minutes that the film lasts, they'll be taken along for the ride.