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A living statue entertainer is caught up in the middle of a zombie outbreak. He freezes in fear whilst everyone around him flees or dies at the hands of the attacking zombie horde. Left alone in an large open square surrounded on all sides with only his ability to stay very still to save him, he must work out a way to survive.

  • Carl Timms
  • Carl Timms
  • Carl Timms
  • Joe Capella
    Key Cast
  • Rob Hall
    Key Cast
  • James Rowell
    Key Cast
  • Stuart Conran
    Special Effects Make Up Design
    Shaun of the Dead, The Descent, The Children, Eden Lake, Dead Alive
  • Matt Steed
  • Carl Timms
  • Alan Tisch
    Director of Photography
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  • Genres:
    Horror, zombie, horror comedy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 27, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Mid-West Horror Short Film Festival
    Oklahoma City
    United States
    October 28, 2016
    World competitive premiere
  • Birmingham Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 25, 2016
    UK competitive premiere
    Nominee - Best Hair and Make-Up
  • Night Terrors Film Festival
    February 8, 2017
    European premiere, Denmark premiere
    Official Selection
  • Days Of The Dead Independent Film Festival
    United States
    February 5, 2017
    Georgia State Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Apex Short Film and Music Video Festival 2017
    United States
    January 16, 2017
    Arizona State premiere
    Winner: Best Horror Film
  • Crypticon Seattle Film Festival
    United States
    May 6, 2017
    Pacific North-West
  • Lift-Off Festival First-time Filmmakers Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 13, 2017
  • New Jersey Horror Con Film Festival
    New Jersey
    United States
    April 1, 2017
    East Coast premiere, NY State premiere, New Jersey premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Carl Timms

Carl Timms is a freelance director with twenty years experience in the indie film-making scene, having worked on a number of documentaries, short films and music videos as producer and editor. In 2016 he completed his narrative directorial debut, the award-winning horror short, STILL, the first release by Dark Matter Films. In 2018 he shot his follow up project, the ambitious 20min short OFF GRID starring James Cosmo and Alison Steadman. This will be playing festivals in 2019.

Carl has also worked as Head of Production for BBC-owned digital art commissioning fund The Space and is a member of The Producers' Forum, a network supporting training, lobbying and networking for film-makers, and the RTS.

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Director Statement

This is my attempt to bring something fresh, if short, to the tired zombie horror genre. 'Still' presents a genuinely original set up: how long could you survive a zombie apocalypse if your only skill is standing very, very still? This film examines in near real-time this predicament from the internal perspective of our central character, a living statue performer facing the harshest audience of his career.

It's a dark but fun concept, ambitious in scope, yet contained in terms of location, making it achievable on a low budget. Also by bringing the shoot into a very public open space, I wanted to subvert the usual dark corners and night-time shoots by making the zombies a threat even in broad daylight.