Experiencing Interruptions?

Play. Pause. Kill.

Julie is a loner. She spends her Saturday off at home trying to write a new screenplay. She keeps receiving messages from H - someone she might be interested in. Julie finally succumbs to H’s charm and invites H over... After all, we all need some contact now and then, right?

  • David Teixeira
    Girls Night Anthology, Mannequin, In Utero
  • David Teixeira
    Girls Night Anthology, Mannequin, In Utero
  • David Teixeira
    Girls Night Anthology, Mannequin, In Utero
  • Anasthasia Hilda
    Key Cast
  • Lucas Dutilleul
    Key Cast
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    Horror, Thriller, Romance
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Cabane A Sang
    April 19, 2020
    Canada Premiere
Director Biography - David Teixeira

David Teixeira is a filmmaker who was born in France and has lived most of his life in Portugal. In 2016 he decided to go back to Bordeaux and he started to write, produce & direct his first horror short-film GIRLS NIGHT. GIRLS NIGHT was selected to 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 wrote and directed GIRLS NIGHT 2 in 2017, which is a direct sequel of GIRLS NIGHT and he edited both shorts together bringing life to GIRLS NIGHT - ANTHOLOGY: 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 (a body horror experience about beauty and how it affects women in society).

In 2019, after working on MANNEQUIN, Lea wanted to explore the OUROBOROS monster character even further, so they both decided to work on a new project called MATER, which is a prequel to OUROBOROS.
Both projects were edited together featuring a new score by THE TH3RD and new scenes and different cuts called IN UTERO. IN UTERO is now available on Amazon Prime.

Lately David worked on a new short horror film called PLAY. PAUSE. KILL. It will be released on 2020.

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Director Statement

PLAY. PAUSE. KILL. plays with genre predictabilities and turns them all around. It's a fierce women-centered film and I loved creating these two distinct characters.
I shot the film at my place in France, I reorganized all the decorations at set design. It was interesting to come back to the roots of it all, working again on my own territory as I did on the first GIRLS NIGHT. I had an amazing experience with this one.