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The Follower

Alma, a social media influencer, tries to avoid the unnerving attention of her stalker she met on a dating app.

  • Keatley Adams
  • Keatley Adams
  • Nick Mercieca
  • Karoline Jørgensen
    Key Cast
  • Sara Zourki
    Director of Photography
  • Craig Schwartz
    P is for Paradise
  • Kota Hoshina
    Production Designer
  • Anastacia Vlasyuk
    First Assistant Director
  • Rosa Aston Varney
    Costume Designer
  • Natalia Chacon
    Makeup Artist
  • Luca Robinson
  • Tolu Dada
    Graphic Designer
  • Serin Saravanan
    Graphic Designer
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Keatley Adams

Keatley Adams is a director and writer based in Bristol, UK. He currently works in the world of commercial films and content using narratives to convey the message of his clients.

He received his film education from Bournemouth Film School, where he honed his skills in directing and developed a deep passion for storytelling. Keatley's fascination with how present and emerging technologies impact human interaction has become a driving force in his stories, and he's constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to explore this concept through film.

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Director Statement

When creating The Follower, I wanted to explore the feeling of someone else being present in a space who is not actually there, which is a feeling that I believe many of us can relate to in our online interactions. Our protagonist, Alma, played brilliantly by Karoline Jørgensen, is at the forefront of the influencer-driven social media world we find ourselves in but is otherwise quite isolated, leading her to use a dating app. Through her character, I wanted to explore the consequences of oversharing and the amount of information that is readily available about us online.

One of the biggest influences on this film is the presence of a stalker who we never see, but whose eerie and unnerving presence can be felt throughout the story. This stalker embodies the dark side of our digitally connected world, preying on Alma's vulnerabilities and creating a sense of constant danger.

Karoline and I worked hard to craft a character that feels like a real person underneath her social media facade, a character who wouldn’t make stereotypical mistakes to drive the plot forward. This meant the antagonist had to challenge her in unexpected ways. The stalker's presence is felt in every scene, creating an atmosphere of dread and tension that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat.

The Follower is a film that explores the dark and dangerous consequences of our online interactions. From myself and everyone involved in creating this - we hope you enjoy the film.