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Itch

A man with an uncontrollable Itch on his hand goes through increasingly extreme measures to get rid of it.

  • Sean Patrick Kelly
    Director
    Killer TV (Tentsquare Fantasia 2016 Bumper Finalist)
  • Sean Patrick Kelly
    Writer
  • Dennis Hingsberg
    Producer
    Uncommon Enemies
  • Sean Kelly
    Producer
  • Sean C. Dwyer
    Key Cast
    Inside Linda Vista Hospital
  • Werner Artinger
    Key Cast
    Trench 11
  • Leah Radda
    Key Cast
    Blood Child
  • Everett Dudgeon
    Music
  • Dennis Hingsberg
    Cinematography
  • Jonathan Chiovitti
    Editing
  • Sean Patrick Kelly
    Editing
  • Tricia Leaño-Rosos
    Make-Up
  • David Hollands
    Assistant Director
  • Kevin Pettigrew
    Sound
  • Noel Araquel
    Stills Photographer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Blood in the Snow Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    November 25, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Little Terrors Short Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    January 31, 2018
  • South African HorrorFest
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    October 26, 2018
    International Premiere
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
  • Prime Video Direct
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: Video on Demand
  • Vimeo On Demand
    Distributor
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Sean Patrick Kelly

Sean Patrick Kelly is a filmmaker/editor from Toronto, He has BA in cinema and media studies from York University and a continuing education certificate in film from Ryerson University.

Sean Kelly is also a freelance film writer and has been writing for his site Sean Kelly on Movies since 2004.

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Director Statement

Every winter, my right hand becomes very dry and itchy and the feeling is very unbearable. It eventually gets to the point that I would take take extreme measures to relieve the itch. This would often include scratching until I bleed, rubbing my hands on objects (resulting in rashes), or holding my hand under hot water.

Essentially, it was these personal experiences that gave me the idea to make Itch. However, in this case, the protagonist would go to the most extreme lengths, to very bloody results. Probably a very obvious influence on Itch is Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2, since it is essentially a “splatstick” story. My original screenplay for the film had a lot more blood than what was eventually filmed. However, it was made up for by an excellent lead performance by my star Sean C. Dwyer, who was completely committed to this role and helped bring my idea to life in more ways than I can imagine. In fact, there were a few scenes, where I feared he was a little TOO into the role, especially when it came to using the (very real) meat cleaver in the climatic moments.