• Leo Astudillo
  • Leo Astudillo
  • Jess Mone
  • Natalie Jones
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Lomax
    Key Cast
  • Karolina Pawlowicz
    Key Cast
  • Robert Adams
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Deakin
    Assistant Director
  • Christopher Deakin
    Acting Coach
  • Matthew Atherton
  • Angus Graham
    Assistant Cinematographer
  • Callum Kilgarriff
    Sound Design
  • Callum Kilgarriff
    Sound Recording
  • Joe Edwards
    Original Score
  • Tatiana Kilpatrick
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Fake Flesh Film Festival
    Kamloops, British Columbia
    October 27, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
Director Biography - Leo Astudillo

Born in Antofagasta, Chile; currently living in Manchester, UK.

Born in Antofagasta, Chile; currently living in Manchester, UK.
Leo attempted to study filmmaking in South America, but was unable to continue due to lack of
support and funding. Now living in the UK, he enrolled as a mature student at the Manchester
School of Art, where he will be graduating as a filmmaker next year. Leo has written and directed
short documentaries, short narrative films, experimental shorts and music videos.

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Director Statement

Mental health is slowly breaking the chains of years of social stigma, allowing people to open up about their experiences.
Social media has played a major role making everyone aware of these issues, yet people still need to be educated, as they
encompass a large spectrum. In Hidden, we make use of horror genre tropes to create tension and blur the line between
fiction and reality, just as much some of the worse mental disorders do on those affected. The characters in Hidden
might be aware of these mental health issues, but they do not know how to help or even seek help from others. It is a
reminder that it takes much more than knowing, the hardest part, the crucial part is taking action.