Private Project


"I have a secret.
I am mad.
Not crazy or bonkers or daft, just mad. I keep it hidden, but I assure you, I have the darkness.
The worst part is, I've passed it on."
A mother is haunted by the guilt of her son inheriting her mental health issues. She tries to entice him to a remote glen for a hike hoping that being immersed in nature will help him heal.
Deeply depressed, he refuses and she goes alone with their dog.
But the glen has its own Demons. Lost and afraid, she gets tangled up in thick moss, trapped like prey. She tries to warn her son not to come. But is it too late?
Has her role in his doom always been inevitable?
As an ADHD film maker this is an Own Voices project and explores the fears of motherhood and the weight of passing on psychological problems.

  • One of the Mees
    The Device, the Devil and Me
  • Stephanie Taylor
  • Sonny Elston Taylor
    Key Cast
    The Crown,
  • Daisy
    Key Cast
    "As herself "
  • Num
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  • Genres:
    mental health, family, horror, animal hero, dog, scottish, suspense, psychological, own voices
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - One of the Mees

One of the Mees -
I work across many genres and mediums. Best known for my writing and inventing, I am now keen to direct films exploring mental health and relationships.
I was named one of the Top 50 neurodivergent women of 2022 and want to do it justice by sharing more of our stories.
I am a Scottish creative with ADHD - the dream combo :D

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Director Statement

I want to give a voice to the stories we silence. Even our own.