Not Him

When her husband turns strange and violent, a wife becomes convinced he is possessed. But will anyone believe her?

With electric performances from Tori Ernst (Counting, Consider the Lilies) and Charlie McElveen (JJ Redick in FX's upcoming limited series The Sterling Affairs, HBO's The Deuce, HBO Max Pretty Little Liars) and a nail biting script by director & writer Sarah Young, this horror thriller is heart pounding suspense in the vein of Gaslight meets The Shining.

  • Sarah Young
    Counting (2022), The Well (2023), In Case We Get Found (2021), "F.C.K" Friends Can't Kiss (2021)
  • Sarah Young
  • Jason Olson
    PCB Media INC
  • Tori Ernst
    Counting, The Well, Consider the Lilies
  • Hedi Danae Crane
  • Tori Ernst
    Key Cast
    Counting, Consider the Lilies, In Case We Get Found
  • Charlie McElveen
    Key Cast
    FX's Sterling Affairs (coming 2023), HBO MX Pretty Little Liars, HBO The Duce, CBS Evil, True Love
  • Katharine Chin
    Key Cast
    FBI, A Place in the Dark
  • Ryan Nicholas Cooper
    Key Cast
    Ocean City Monster Building, The Unconscious, What do you Recommend?
  • Andrew Whitlatch
    Director of Photography
    Songs of a Sloth, Counting
  • Kevin Deming
    Songs of a Sloth, Counting, The Well
  • Alexandra Chludzinska
    Sound Mixer
    Counting, "F.C.K" Friends Can't Kiss
  • Gabriela Alvarado
    Assistant Camera
  • Nigel Semaj
    Fight Director
  • Camille M. Harris
    Makeup & Makeup Effects
  • Kevin Deming
    Songs for a Sloth, Counting, The Well
  • Patrice D. Bowman
    Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (Winner Sundance Doc 2023)
  • Ryan Schumer
    Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer
  • Luke Lotardo
    Music By
  • Crickett Rumley
    Film Festival Strategy Consultant
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Sarah Young

Sarah Young is an award-winning director and filmmaker drawn by difficult and topical subjects. She believes in powerful, transformative storytelling through radical empathy and curiosity. Her films include In Case We Get Found (2021), a short film inspired by her father’s experience as a survivor of a mass shooting event, which won multiple festival awards including Best Suspense at the McMinnville Short Film Festival. Her short film Counting (2022), about an actress struggling with severe OCD, has won multiple festival awards and is now in contract for distribution with Sony Orchard. For more on her upcoming work, please visit

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Director Statement

"On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men." - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Though there are many horror films centered around women protagonists and female pain, a great deal of them are still told through the lens of mostly male directors & writers. Its time that changed. I wrote this script as I (like too many) have a personal connection to domestic violence. This film is about the struggle of victims to be believed and the power of female friendship in combating cycles of abuse. And as a female filmmaker who loves the horror and thriller genres, I am excited to present this female forward horror film.