Paralysis

Shin is caught between dreams and reality. She tries to cope with everyday responsibilities, not being sure, if what she sees is real or not.

"Sajewski generates an absorbing tensity between the main character and her haunting demon in a remarkable setting that itself becomes the third protagonist." - Weird Wednesday 0711 review

“Paralysis is a short film outside of the genre, even if at a certain point it cites the ‘Horrible Secret of Dr. Hichcock’ by Riccardo Freda, with the creature lit up in red and out of focus, advancing menacingly in the only horror moment of the film. (…) Paralysis tells (without dialogue) about the lability of certain boundaries, about the attractions towards the sublime, towards what frightens us. But it is also a discourse on loneliness, because the protagonist gives us the feeling of wanting to take these strange encounters with monster to fight her comfortable, but solitary life.” - Klub99.it review

  • Tom Sajewski
    Director
    Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Tom Sajewski
    Writer
    Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Shuxuan Mei
    Writer
  • Ewa Kwiatkowska
    Writer
  • Tom Sajewski
    Director of Photography
    Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Shuxuan Mei
    Director of Photography
  • The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
    Producer
  • Polish Film Institute
    Co-Producer
  • Dominika Dawidowicz
    Key Cast
    “Shin”
  • Mateusz Michalak
    Key Cast
    “Yan”
  • Tom Sajewski
    Film Editor
    Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Paweł Klepacz
    Film Editor
  • Daria Szymańska
    Set Design and Costumes
  • Maciej Adamczyk
    Sound Design And Music
  • Michał Kowalski
    Production Manager
  • Tom Sajewski
    Color Grading
    Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Tom Sajewski
    Conforming
    Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Paulina Nazarczuk
    VFX Effects
  • Witold Sobociński
    Artistic Guidance
  • Andrzej Musiał
    Artistic Guidance
  • Piotr Żurawski
    Focus Puller
  • Piotr Bernaś
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Jakób Wójcik
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Mikołaj Car
    Gaffer
  • Lech Miłek
    Lighting Technician
  • Wojciech Borek
    Genny Operator
  • Ewa Kwiatowska
    Storyboards
  • Pimon Lekler
    Set Design Assistant
  • Aleksandra Janczak
    Set Design Assistant
  • Monika Trzmielewska
    Make Up
  • Sławomir Walczak
    Sound Recordist
  • Luiza Skrzek-Ściegliński
    Production Coordinator
  • Julianna Szewczyk
    Production Coordinator
  • Stanisław Latałło
    Driver
  • Grzegorz Szymański
    Driver
  • Tom Sajewski
    DCP Mastering
    Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,750 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Kinomorphia
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    December 14, 2018
    BEST FILM award
  • Best Horror on MovieScreenPro Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    March 15, 2019
    BEST FILM award
  • Magmart - Video Under Volcano
    Napoli
    Italy
    May 28, 2019
    BEST FILM award
  • Europa Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    March 31, 2020
    BEST HORROR award
  • Indie For You Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 18, 2020
    BEST HORROR award
  • Horror Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 30, 2020
    BEST HORROR award
  • MiniIndie Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 4, 2021
    BEST HORROR award
  • Horror Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 30, 2020
    BEST DRAMA nomination
  • South African HorrorFest
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    October 30, 2018
    African Premiere
    SPECIAL MENTION award
  • MoviePark Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    April 5, 2019
    SPECIAL MENTION award
  • The Aword Short Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 11, 2018
    North American Premiere
    AUDIENCE award
  • DEADbyCON Horror Festival
    Edmonton
    Canada
    February 16, 2019
    PEOPLE'S CHOICE award
  • The Indie Horror Film Festival
    DeKalb, IL
    United States
    July 13, 2019
    MOST CREATIVE award
  • West Coast Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 25, 2018
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award
  • Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 2, 2018
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY nomination
  • Horror Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 30, 2020
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY nomination
  • Things 2 Fear Film Fest
    Bunker Hill, WV
    United States
    June 1, 2019
    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS award
  • Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival
    Rishikesh
    India
    November 20, 2019
    BEST EDITING award
  • Horror Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 30, 2020
    BEST EDITIONG nomination
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 26, 2019
    SEMI-FINALIST
  • Bloody Horror International Film Festival
    Ottawa
    Canada
    June 2, 2019
    SEMI-FINALIST
  • Festicini
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    November 16, 2018
    South American Premiere
    BEST SOUND DESIGN nomination
  • Fantastic Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    May 31, 2020
    BEST MONSTER award
  • Horror Film Festival
    barcelona
    Spain
    November 30, 2020
    BEST MONSTER nomination
  • Shockfest Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    July 27, 2020
    FINALIST - poster competition
  • Villammare Film Festival
    Villammare
    Italy
    August 28, 2018
    World Premiere, European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Trash Film Festival
    Varaždin
    Croatia
    September 5, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Panama Horror Film Fest
    Panama
    Panama
    September 9, 2018
    Central American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Weird Wednesday 0711
    Stuttgart
    Germany
    September 12, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Festival Mundial De Cine De Veracruz
    Veracruz
    Mexico
    October 10, 2018
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • U-Horror Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 26, 2018
    Official Selection
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    Cluj-Napoca
    Romania
    October 31, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Anatomy - Crime and Horror Film Fest
    Athens
    Greece
    November 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Rendezvous ScareFest
    Yulee, FL
    United States
    November 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Weird Short Slam
    Stuttgart
    Germany
    December 5, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    December 30, 2018
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cultura Caótica
    La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    December 31, 2018
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Reels of the Dead
    Atlanta
    United States
    January 25, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Bethlehem Student Film Festival
    Bethlehem
    Palestine, State of
    April 1, 2019
    Asia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Paracinema Film Festival
    Derby
    United Kingdom
    May 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Asylum Horror Fest
    Roma
    Italy
    May 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • HorrorConUK
    Rotherham
    United Kingdom
    May 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Saints And Sinners Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    May 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Underground Indie Film Festival
    Apopka, FL
    United States
    June 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Holly Weird Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 9, 2019
    Official Selection
  • The Indie Horror Film Festival
    DeKalb, IL
    United States
    July 13, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea
    Cádiz
    Spain
    July 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Macabro Horror Film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    August 21, 2019
  • Sin City Horror Fest
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    September 13, 2019
  • Hell De Janeiro
    Rio De Janeiro
    Brazil
    September 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • BAM! Festival
    Angleton, TX
    United States
    September 28, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Flint Fright FilmFest
    Flint, MI
    United States
    October 12, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Midwest Monster Film Fest
    Moline, IL
    United States
    October 14, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Scare-A-Con Film Festival
    Liverpool, NY
    United States
    October 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Dead in Decatur
    Decatur, IL
    United States
    November 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Horror Avenue Film Festival
    Dekalb, IL
    United States
    November 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival Nacional de Cine de Huánuco
    Huánuco
    Peru
    December 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Maligno Film Festival
    Foligno
    Italy
    December 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Horror Genre Lab Online
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 3, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off New York Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    July 3, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tom Sajewski

https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski

I am interested in technological advancements, but at the same time I am fascinated by nature and human stories. I try to tell them using modern film techniques.

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