Private Project


Emily is horrified to discover a social media page dedicated to her, but even more terrified when it goes LIVE.

  • Erick Freitas
    Director & Writer
    Man with a Gun, The Yellowtown Monster
  • Mike Gomes
    Director of Photography
    The Dwarvenaut, Mooch
  • Bruno Barros
    Executive Producer
    Man with a Gun
  • Ash Mayers
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri
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Director Biography

Erick Freitas is a Portuguese/Angolan creator from New Jersey. He’s written two shorts that were produced, and recently directed a short that he also penned. Over the years his screenplays have placed in Austin Film Festival and Screencraft Horror Contest. Also, he has written for comic books such as Judge Dredd, Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Regular Show. When he isn't writing comics or movies, he's a TV/Film location scout in New York City for productions such as Happy, The Affair, City on the Hill, and Hustlers.

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Director Statement

It's unsettling to feel another human beings gaze on you, but when you look, there's nothing there. This is our relationship with social media. We feel everyone watching, but when we look at our phones, it's just a hunk of aluminum with a black plastic accent. Every day we use our phones knowing all the potential dangers it can bring. What if someone or something became the physical representation of how social media traps us? What if we could actually feel its presence with us? Would we still reach for our phones? Or will we finally pull away from our brightly colored screens? In this short, we explore these ideas. Not only how we "feed" the beasts of social media, but more importantly, how the beasts "feed" on us.