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A couple experiment with Shocker, a device that induces euphoric highs with electric shocks. It allows them to balance the current and voltage in order to experience non- lethal electrical highs.
Gary introduces his girlfriend Lisa to electrical highs. She is at first hesitant to try, but once she gets her first taste she is hooked.
Lisa will do anything to experience more high voltage and get fully charged.
As the voltage rises it becomes apparent that the machine may have a malevolent life of its own.

  • Johnny O'Donnell
    Our Father
  • Johnny O'Donnell
    Our Father
  • Jennifer O'Donnell
    Our Father
  • Georgina Minter Brown
    Key Cast
    Charlie and the chocolate factory
  • Johnny O'Donnell
    Key Cast
    Bloody Sunday
  • Matt Harris
    Doctor Who
  • Monika Pul
    Editor and color grader
    Are we dead yet?
  • Michael Koderisch
    Sound mix
    The New Pope
  • Adam Ritchie
    Being Nowhere
  • Roberto La Piana
    Sound recordist
    The Last Bite
  • Mills Simoni
    Boom artist
  • Phil Reeves
    Shocker prop
    Ready Player One
  • Slavomira Polesovska
    Make-up artist
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Sci Fi, Horror
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony FS7
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Johnny O'Donnell

Shocker is my second short film as a director.
My previous film 'Our Father' premiered at Belfast Film Festival.
I wanted to tell a story that I was passionate about and one that would subvert audience expectations.
I trained in various filmmaking disciplines at London Film Academy, but it was writing and directing that really called to me!

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Director Statement

Shocker started with an idea I had about a man purposefully inflicting an electric shock on himself for pleasure. After a little research I managed to track down a niche of people who get enjoyment from electric shocks.
I came up with the concept of the electricity device Shocker that you can use to control the variables of the electric shock in order to experience it without it being fatal. The electricity junkies can experience an electrical high and live to tell the tale. The underlying story of the insidious nature of addiction is for me the beating heart of the movie.
I assembled a professional and enthusiastic crew to bring Shocker alive, I hope you enjoy it!