1900, Cambridge, Easter holidays. A young professor of Ontography, who only believes in science and facts, takes a one week vacation in a little village by the sea, Burnstow, in a beautiful hotel. A colleague of his, teacher of Archaeology, asks him to take a look at a Templars' ancient site that is near the beach. Here, the young man will find a strange bronze whistle and, seeing no danger in it, he proceeds to take it to his room to study it. But what lies beneath those old Roman ruins...?

  • Valentina Battorti
  • Valentina Battorti
  • Montague Rhodes James
  • Valentina Battorti
  • Giorgio Guerra
    Key Cast
    "Professor Parkins"
  • Giovanni Zampieri
    Key Cast
    "Colonel Wilson"
  • Matthew James
    Original Soundtrack
    The Djinn, Adopted, Useless Humans
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  • Genres:
    Period Drama, Horror, Mistery, Ghost
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Italy, United Kingdom
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Valentina Battorti

Valentina Battorti was born in Belluno, Italy, in 1983. She has been passionate about movies since she was a kid, watching all kinds of genres and particularly the wonderful 80s films, such as "Little shop of horrors", "Gremlins", "Dark Crystal", "Labyrinth" and developing a deep love for all that was music, film, theatre, animation, writing and reading.. In one word, entertainment!! She attended illustration and comics drawing courses, she wrote and directed a stage musical called "The golden lyre", based on the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. She worked in London and Paris for a few months, just before attending the Multimedia Technologies and Sciences University in Pordenone, Italy, studying cinema, photography, filmmaking, directing and editing. After graduation in 2009 she tried her hand on her first independent movie, a romantic comedy called "The undomestic goddess", gathering a cast of one hundred friends and family and making a three hours movie. In 2014 she wrote and directed her second film, based on P. G. Wodehouse book "Love among the chickens". Then in 2017 she decided to direct her first horror movie, "Whistle, and I'll come to you". This is that movie!

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Director Statement

Hello, my name is Valentina, I wanted to say how thrilled I am just by writing these few words.. I have always felt the need to tell a tale, to make people being amazed, moved, to make the audience happy, inspired, entertained! I just love to tell a story and see that that creation can make someone else intrigued. I have always loved mister M. R. James' ghost stories and atmospheres, that old, gloomy, classic feeling his stories have, it just screamed to be made into a movie! I hope you will love his work as I do! Thank you,

Valentina Battorti