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Near Sight short horror film

A woman is stalked by a creature that only appears when she's not wearing her contacts, which have just gone missing.

  • Stephen Parkhurst
    CNBC, Business Insider, Maineland, Frontier
  • Mali MacConnell
    Key Cast
    John the Carpenter, Straight on Til Morning
  • Cory Stevens
    Key Cast
    "The Creature"
  • Matt Braunsdorf
    Director of Photography
    Uber Ex, John the Carpenter, This Is That Night
  • Dave Conte
    Sound Engineer
    Jef Needs Ice Cream, [escape], The Suit
  • Zach D'Antonio-Hilbun
    Assistant Camera
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Shortage

    July 31, 2019
    World Premiere
    Daily Pick
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    United States
    August 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Blood Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 7, 2019
    Best Horror Short Finalist
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival
    United States
    September 6, 2019
    Official Selection
  • International Shorts
    Official Selection
  • New Hampshire Film Festival
    Portsmouth, NH
    United States
    October 17, 2019
    Official Selection
  • New York Short Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    November 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • White Deer International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Best Horror Short
Director Biography - Stephen Parkhurst

Originally from Maine, Stephen lives in New York City where he works as a video producer and film director. His horror influences include Stephen King (of course!) Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, and John Carpenter.

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Director Statement

I have worn contacts since the 6th grade, and without them I am practically useless. On several occasions I've found myself without glasses or contacts in situations that desperately called for them. That universal sense of dread and helplessness is what drove the concept for "Near Sight."