Honshō: True Intentions

Honshō is a psychological horror story about mental illness and isolation. The film follows Dr. Deshae Moore, a therapist in a mental institution, and her patient Ezariah Whitefield. As she investigates Ezariah, the facts around the murder of his wife become stranger. Deshae begins to suspect the violent outburst may have an unnatural explanation. The closer she gets to the truth, the more lost she becomes.

  • Chantay Taylor
  • Chantay Taylor
  • Casemi Childress
  • Joseph Tweedy
  • Nopani Hernandez
    Director of Photography
  • Bianca Moy
    Key Cast
    "Deshae Moore"
  • Casemi Childress
    Key Cast
    "Ezariah Whitefield "
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Thriller, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - San Diego State University
Director Biography - Chantay Taylor

Born in San Diego, CA, and raised in Kanagawa, Japan, she has a diverse outlook on life and when it comes to visual storytelling. With a strong affinity for films since she was a child, she strives to continue her passion for crafting stories that are character-driven, emotionally complex, and socially thought-provoking.

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