Don't Leave

The car comes to a juddering halt on a dark empty car park in the countryside. Panicked she knows something bad has happened and it’s her fault.

On the edge of her nerves she begins to see traces of a collision with a person.

As she puts together the blanks in her memory something in the dark is watching her, something confused, angry.

  • Philip Coburn
  • Greg Birkumshaw
  • Philip Coburn
  • Laura Jean Marsh
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Supernatural, Horror, Chiller
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 9, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2. 35: 1
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Philip Coburn

Philip Coburn is a Writer / Director based in London, UK. His debut thriller CORTISOL was a finalist in the Chicago Horror Film Festival. Previously he worked as a photographer, a subject that formed the subject matter of his latest short film SNAPSHOTS. Outside the narrative sphere Philip has directed multiple music videos, fashion promos and branded content. He attended Bournemouth Film School specialising in directing.

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Director Statement

Drawing partly from J - Horror this is a film about panic.

Our protagonist has accidentally stumbled into a trap of her own making. As she pieces together the horror of what has happened we layer pressure upon pressure.

This film also acts as an experiment to see how terrifying a three minute short in one confined location can be through atmosphere and mounting tension alone.