Private Project


University student, Aris Fletcher, is training to become a Seecher. A secret group, who hold ancient knowledge on how to use subconscious power. Preparing for the Physical Trial, Aris steals a forbidden text, on how to enter the Subconscious World. Spellbound by his recent dreams. Ignoring all cautions. Aris decides instead, to dabble in his new powers, outside the protection of the Seecher Guild.

  • Natalie Kavanagh
  • Natalie Kavanagh
  • Marc Chudley
  • Natalie Kavanagh
  • Nic Marshall
  • Kristian Wilkes
    Key Cast
    "Aris Fletcher"
  • Betty Denville
    Key Cast
    "Maya Green"
  • Aurora Fearnley
    Key Cast
    "Professor Ward"
  • Christopher Sciueref
    Key Cast
    "Dr Rivers"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    5K RED, 25p and 3.8K Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Starburst International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 12, 2020
    Official Selection
  • London Independent Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 21, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Natalie Kavanagh

Natalie is a creative arts teacher and a mother. She started in the film industry as a script reader for New Line Cinema at Benderspink (LA) in 2003, she then continued to worked in the Film & TV industry for 4 years as a Production Assistant and Assistant Director, on films such as Casino Royale.

Natalie has made short films since she was 8 years old. Seechers is a passion project for Natalie and she has written a novel 'Beyond the Mirror' with Co-Author M.K Williams - based on the characters and world of her short film.
The Short film was part of the Official Selection of The London Independent Film Festival 2020 and Starburst International Film Festival 2020. The UK Film Review gave Seechers short film ★★★★ saying "...We are asked to delve into the deepest recess of our minds; to exploit untapped powers that might otherwise lie dormant. Each frame is beautifully captured and stokes real curiosity..."

Natalie's older short films (2005-07) have shown in over 240 cinemas in the UK with Digital Screen Network. Her shorts have also broadcast on ITV West, ITV2 Movies, KOCT and BBC Film Network. Her films have been selected in film festivals such as Rushes Soho Shorts, Encounters, Uppsala and Cambridge film festival, winning 2nd place for an Orange Audience Award.

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Director Statement

The world of the Seechers has been inspired by my life-long fascination with dreams. As a teenager, I used to talk very intensely with my friends about dreams. We tried to control our dreams, have shared dreams, we researched the meaning of dreams and we even had our own dreamers club. I became very interested in hypnogogia, which is a transitional state between being asleep and being awake. Many famous writers, artists and inventors have used this state to retrieve their extraordinary ideas. Thomas Edison is well known for his techniques in trying to tap his subconscious for deeper insights for his inventions. After trying, for a long time, to find my own method to tap my subconscious, for an amazing idea, I began to realise, that the concept of taking something out of the subconscious and into this world, was the start to an idea in itself. That is really what Seechers is about. They are an ancient and secret group of intellects, who have essentially pulled unworldly powers, out from a dream and into the conscious world and there are bad guys who what their power for themselves.