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The Silhouette

Mila is just your average college student, studying abroad for the semester in a beautiful new country. But little does she know, her trip is about to take a terrifying turn. Haunted by a traumatic experience from her past, Mila struggles to cope with the psychological aftermath. But her handsome boyfriend is there to support her, even as he battles his own demons. As Mila tries to settle into her new surroundings, she can't shake the feeling that someone, or something, is watching her. And when she stumbles upon a sinister figure dragging a limp body through an abandoned building, her worst fears are confirmed. With heart-stopping suspense and shocking violence, "The Silhouette" pays homage to the classic slasher and Giallo films of the 1970s. Will Mila be able to escape the clutches of this unknown predator, or will she fall victim to the same fate as the others? Find out in "The Silhouette".

  • Oldrich Werner
    Director
  • Oldrich Werner
    Writer
  • Oldrich Werner
    Producer
  • Marysia S. Peres
    Key Cast
    "Mila"
    Assassin's Creed (2016)
  • Sean James Sutton
    Key Cast
    "The Killer"
    Almost Dead (2016)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Slasher, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Malta
  • Country of Filming:
    Malta
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Malta
  • Sacramento Horror Film Festival
    Sacramento
    United States
    January 20, 2024
    Official Selection
  • Macabre Faire Film Festival
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    United States
    October 1, 2023
    An Official Premiere
    Official Nominee - Best Student Film
  • HORROR Underground Film & Screenplay Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    Award Winner - Best Story
  • Top Shorts
    Online Event
    Award Winner - Best Horror
  • Anatomy: Crime - Horror International Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    Greek Premiere
    Official Nominee - Best Cinematography
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    Honorable Mention - Best Short Film
  • LA International Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • Repton Festival
    Repton
    United Kingdom
    October 14, 2023
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Vienna International Film Awards
    Vienna
    Austria
    Official Selection
  • Golden Short Film Festival
    Avezzano
    Italy
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Oldrich Werner

Oldřich Werner graduated with a filmmaking certificate from the London Film Academy in 2017 and recently received Master of Arts degree in Film Studies from the University of Malta, where he completed his graduation work with this short tribute to the slasher and giallo subgenre.

Oldřich grew up in video rental stores and was raised by television from very young age, which is reflected in his insatiable obsession with movies as an adult.

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Director Statement

I would like to continue working as a professional full-time director as I believe I will bring a breath of fresh air to the industry.