A Noise That Carries

A lonely man has the chilling feeling that someone has broken into his home.

Based on "Staircase", an unnerving story by Soren Narnia.

"Surprisingly chilling (...) something silently horrifying." - Brian Tull / HorrorBuz.com

"Utterly brilliant (...) things go from a little weird to downright nightmarish." - Christine Burnham / PopHorror.com

"Filled with frightening and at times downright creepy imagery (...) the allure is immediate" - Anthony Digioia / Silver Screen Analysis

WINNER: Audience Choice Award, Toronto Youth Shorts

NOMINATED: Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Renegade Film Festival (prev. Women in Horror)
NOMINATED: Best Dramatic Short, Best Actress, Best Score, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

  • Guillermo de la Rosa
    Life for Freedom, The Crocodile and the Capybara, Isabel's Fever
  • Erica Orofino
    Fantome, Two Wolves
  • Steven Czikk
    Asteroid, The Bear and the Beekeeper
  • Paul Payne
    Key Cast
    See No Evil, Fear Thy Neighbour
  • Lee Lawson
    Key Cast
    Offworld, Forgotten Corpses
  • Meredith Heinrich
    Key Cast
    Tower, See No Evil, Almost Adults
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    Horror, Thriller
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    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,600 USD
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Director Biography - Guillermo de la Rosa

Guillermo de la Rosa is a Venezuelan-born filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. "A Noise That Carries" is his first horror film, as well as his English-language debut. His previous Spanish-language film, "The Crocodile and the Capybara," received critical acclaim and enjoyed limited distribution through Bell Media. When he's not directing, Guillermo is hard at work fro "Su Grito en el Viento", a collection of short stories based on real encounters with ghosts and terrors, also available in english as "That Gale is a Witch".

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Director Statement

With "A Noise That Carries," I seek to invoke chilling events within a very plausible scenario, a glimpse of a mundane life intruded by paranoia and, most importantly, present a portrait of people trying to shut out—but ultimately succumbing to—uncontrollable forms of grief and dread. Who are we when we are at our most pained, our most vulnerable?