Private Project

The Abduction of Nancy Watkins

PLEASE NOTE: *final sound mix and score incomplete, final narration TBD*

Nancy J. Watkins, 19. Thomas B. Ford, 21. Last seen October 12th, 1962.

  • Luke Ormsby
    Bloody Red Riding Hood, Vacant Machines
  • Felicia Tassone
    Key Cast
    "Nancy J Watkins"
  • Daniel Moody
    Key Cast
    "Thomas B Ford"
  • John Quarremba
    Key Cast
    "The Investigator"
  • Tim Edhouse
    Key Cast
    "The Psychiatrist"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    sci-fi, thriller, horror, true crime, psuedo-documentary
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 53 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 AUD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8 scanned at 4K
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Luke Ormsby

Luke is a passionate, DIY filmmaker with a love for cinema. He has produced, directed, written, edited, shot (and just-about-everything-else'd) his films, which have gone on to be selected and win multiple awards in festivals around the world.
Luke grew up around art, and has kept his sharp eye for detail as he progressed his skills towards filmmaking. With a strong focus on aesthetic choices that best serve the stories in ways audiences haven't seen before - even for the most dedicated cult film enthusiasts (because he is one of them).
There's always a story that needs to be told, and Luke won't let limited money or resources stop them from being realised.

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Director Statement

"The greatest director's started out making films on Super 8 in their backyards, and The Abduction of Nancy Watkins was my tribute to that.
Shot entirely on black and white Super 8 stock, this "true crime" documentary pays loving homage to the classic low budget sci-fi films of the 1950s and 60s.
Shot on film, rear projection, miniatures, a soaring Theremin score - everything that could be done practically; was.
What year is it, 2021? or 1962?"