Anxious about a date, a man takes a horrific, psychedelic trip through a series of bizarre rooms after taking an intriguing new drug.

  • Josh Martin
  • Josh Martin
  • Meisje Weldon
  • Vincent Rowe
  • Louis Willis
  • Vincent Rowe
  • Richard Howard
    Key Cast
  • Megan Walker
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Hill
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony FX6
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Falmouth University
Director Biography - Josh Martin

A Cornish native, Josh is a recent graduate from Falmouth University, where he specialised in camera and directing roles. A passionate filmmaker (and watcher!), he has been writing and directing shorts since his early teens, giving him a keen eye for low-budget productions. With Malus being his first attempt in the horror genre, he is excited to venture into the festival circuit.

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Director Statement

Malus is a genre-bending horror-romance with a psychedelic twist - taking the viewer on a dark, unsettling, yet ultimately optimistic journey through our protagonists psyche.
Through the surrealist lens of a trip sequence, Malus examines themes of insecurity, digital isolation and immaturity, asking us to be introspective of our perception, regardless of how unsettling the result may be. It is a film about growth, in all its forms.