Barbara is going to visit her niece for her birthday but she didn't found time to buy her a present. Her sister Julia found the perfect present and she bought it for her: a mannequin doll. After a long day, Barbara decides to spend the night at a Hotel, before heading up to see the family.

After "Ouroboros" and "Girls Night", David Teixeira welcomes you his new psychological horror short "Mannequin", a new collaboration with Lea N'Kaoua.

  • David Teixeira
    Girls Night, Girls Night 2, Ouroboros
  • David Teixeira
    Girls Night, Girls Night 2, Ouroboros
  • David Teixeira
    Girls Night, Girls Night 2, Ouroboros
  • Lea N’Kaoua
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 EUR
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    Digital, Blackmagic Pocket
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Distribution Information
  • TruIndie
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - David Teixeira

David Teixeira is a filmmaker who was born in France and has lived most of his life in Portugal. In 2012 he co-created a documentary for TV about migration and the idea of comfort for the people who travel called “HABITAT” that premiered on national television in Portugal and was officially selected on a film festival in Spain.
Since then he migrated to France to live in Paris. In 2016 he decided to live in Bordeaux – where he was born – and he started to write, produce & direct his first horror short-film “Girls Night“. “Girls Night” has been selected to some film festivals such as Video Nasty Film Festival in Seattle, Stockholm Independent Film Festival and Midsummer Scream Film Festival in LA and has received the honourable mention at the London x4 Seasonal Shortfilm Festival. David finished working on its sequel “Girls Night 2” which came out this year on Halloween. With the success of both shorts, David edited both shorts together bringing life to « Girls Night - Anthology » which is now available online on Amazon Prime.
After working with his friend Lea N’Kaoua for her demo reel as a circus dancer, he decided to work again with her on a horror project called « Ouroboros » which came alive on a collaborative state with N’Kaoua. The horror short was shot in two days and was an intensive and rewarding experience.
After "Ouroboros", David and Lea teamed up again for "Mannequin" (body horror experience).

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Director Statement

"Mannequin" is a huge accomplishment and collaboration with Lea, the star of the short, after we completed our earlier short “Ouroboros”. It was shot in 10hrs in a hotel room in France. An intense experience where Lea showed me how much she could participate on the acting level and incorporating everything we worked on. She’s the greatest, she helped a lot being my assistant on set as well which as you can imagine, is hard to do all by myself. Very proud of it! I hope the viewers will enjoy it as much as we did making it!