STAIN is a psychological journey that plunges an obsessively clean janitor into the depths of his own unraveling mind.
Working the night shift at a large university, he confronts a seemingly unremovable stain, triggering his descent into madness as he grapples with his haunting past.

  • Daniel Thomson
  • Daniel Thomson
  • Tushar Chauhan
  • Gleb Daniels
    Key Cast
    "The Janitor"
  • Bronagh Fallon
    Key Cast
    "The Mother"
  • Jack Holmes
    Key Cast
    "The Slob"
  • William Duguid Cox
    Director of Photography/Editor
  • Kelly Halpin
    Sound Designer/Recordist
  • Abril Catalina Beascoechea
    Assistant Camera
  • Greg Brian Coyle
    Assistant Director
  • Tom Pearsall
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35 to 1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of the West of Scotland
Director Biography - Daniel Thomson

My name is Daniel Thomson and I am a writer/director based in the west of Scotland.

Born and raised in Spain to British parents who exposed me to a wide variety of films from an early age, I am currently entering my final year at the University of the West of Scotland, studying a BA in Filmmaking & Screenwriting.

Having worked on several student shorts in various roles throughout my first two years at UWS, I wrote and directed my first short; "STAIN" a psychological thriller about a obsessive janitor and his decent in to madness in 2023.

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Director Statement

Influenced by the work of directors such as David Lynch, Jonathan Glazer, Wim Wenders and Nicolas Roeg, my main goal as a filmmaker is to tell grounded, character-driven stories in unconventional ways.