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The Man of the House

Spending the night at a secluded AirBnB in the Irish countryside, Chloe & Tash’s night takes an unexpected turn when the host turns up unannounced with peculiar ramblings about a cosmic event in the sky.

  • Daniel Elkin
    Cheat Code, Epilogue, Charlie Charlie!
  • Daniel Elkin
    Cheat Code, Epilogue, Charlie Charlie!
  • Clare McCahery
  • Daniel Elkin
    Cheat Code, Epilogue, Charlie Charlie!
  • Phoebe Lourdes
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Paul
    Key Cast
    Mammals, Cheat Code, Epilogue
  • Andrew Johnston
    Key Cast
  • Victoria Barrera Howarth
    Director of Photography
  • James Ormrod
    1st Assistant Director
  • James Oliver Coulthard
    Music Composer
  • Alex Hitrenko
    VFX Artist
  • India Moan
  • Holly Early
    Sound Recordist
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Daniel Elkin

Daniel was born in Colombia in 1996, but raised in Lima, Peru by Peruvian parents. At age 20 he moved to the Manchester to study advertising, but with a world of production opportunities in the UK now available, he decided to follow his life-long dream of becoming a filmmaker.

After doing some freelance videography work and other personal projects, in 2018 he founded his own production brand 'Green Lens Chronicles', under which he has now produced 4 short films. His shorts have screened at festivals such as Birmingham Film Festival, Manchester Lift-Off Global Network, Fisheye Film Festival, among others.

He aspires to create more bridges between Latin American and European co-productions, and becoming a driving force to push forward the industry in his country of Peru, which currently lacks opportunities, representation and exposure internationally.

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Director Statement

The genesis of the idea for this film came from my experiences working as a bartender for 7 years in the UK. A collection of experiences and interactions I have witnessed, told in the form of a dark comedy with a satirical take on a horror. Inspired by the work of creative geniuses Jordan Peele and Donald Glover, we set out to make a film that would blend genres into a weird, twisted tale that makes you laugh, cringe, and also keep you on the edge of your seat.

Our international, and a female led crew really illustrates the multicultural UK film industry, an opportunity to express a variety of voices, which is one of the strongest ingredients for storytelling.

With a very small budget and a cast and crew total of 12 people, we managed to shoot this 21-page script in only 3 days. Doing exterior night shoots at -5 degrees, made for a beautifully challenging and rewarding on set experience that couldn’t have been achieved without an absolute dream team of a cast and crew.

The level of talent and commitment that was displayed that weekend from a crew of such young, hungry filmmakers, drove the shoot to help us achieve the vision we had for this short.