Succubus à Distance

A young woman suffers night terrors that could suggest that all may not safely rest in the realm of sleep.

  • Hal Sinden
    My Dying Bride (various music videos by), talanas (music videos), The Secret Agent -
  • Hal Sinden
    My Dying Bride (various music videos by), talanas (music videos) etc. -
  • Beth Sinden
    Serious Ltd.
  • Mistress Syn Ariad
    Key Cast
    Safe Barracks - HeadHunter
  • Raven Victoria
    Key Cast
    (various music videos)
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • A Glimpse Of Kink
    United Kingdom
    June 22, 2021
    UK premiere
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • Eulogy Media Ltd.
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hal Sinden

London-based actor, musician & filmmaker. Trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts and raised by a theatrical family, his first professional engagement on a feature film was at the age of 12 as a floor runner on 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' and from then on worked in varied camera & production roles for directors such as Christopher Hampton, Richard Attenborough, Gerry Lively, Terence Ryan & Hansjörg Thurn among others, contributing to the formation of the Isle of Man Film Commission in the 1990s, Northern Ireland Screen's Paint Hall Studios in the 2000s, Shackleton Studios in the 2010s and now has a slate of independent horror & dark erotica titles under consideration for the new film wing of Eulogy Media Ltd. As an actor, he has worked extensively in theatre and has committed voice over work & creature effects for a number of short & feature films including 2016's 'The Legend of Tarzan' and Dave McKean's 'Signal to Noise', he even appeared briefly (whilst technically underage) in Stuart Urban's 'Preaching to the Perverted' in 1997, but sadly doesn't have many scars left to prove it. As a musician, he has toured Europe, Scandinavia and the United States of America as the frontman of industrial metal act interlock and later as the same for progressive death metal band talanas, having worked on numerous music videos to date, both behind and in front of the camera. Sinden has a fascination for vintage anamorphic lenses, restrained animalistic urges and antiheroes with interesting accents.

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Director Statement

'Succubus à Distance' is finally a chance to present my muse (Syn Ariad) in a narrative piece that weaves together my love of more abstract-leaning, gothic aesthetic with my fascination with the human dream-state. As a long term & heavily medicated sufferer of numerous sleep conditions (severe parasomnia, sleep paralysis, night terrors etc.), my continued treatment at the hands of various consultants, clinicians & therapists does little to address what I go through / witness on a daily [nightly] basis. This short film is one in a number of forthcoming pieces that explore my experiences from various states of consciousness.