A young woman Skyping with her long distance boyfriend late night realises that an ancient evil presence may have been unleashed upon her.

  • Faisal Hashmi
  • Faisal Hashmi
  • Faisal Hashmi
  • Jullz Bek
  • Nour Safieh
    Key Cast
  • Stuart Richard
    Key Cast
  • Hannah Liatsko
    Key Cast
  • Syed Faisal Hashmi
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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  • Emirates Short Film Festival
    United Arab Emirates
    February 27, 2019
    World Premier
    Official Selection
  • WOIS Film Festival
    United Arab Emirates
    April 9, 2019
    Opening Night Special Feature
  • Middle East Film and Comic Con 2019
    United Arab Emirates
    April 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival
    United States
    May 3, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • First Contact Film Festival
    Jefferson, NJ
    United States
    May 19, 2019
  • Reels of the Dead
    United States
    July 5, 2019
  • Panama Horror Film Festival
    Panama City
    August 4, 2019
    Latin America Premiere
  • Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    August 14, 2019
    South America Premiere
  • The Scarefest Horror & Paranormal FIlm Festival & Convention
    Lexington, Kentucky
    United States
    September 12, 2019
  • Sin City Horror Fest
    Las Vegas
    United Arab Emirates
    September 13, 2019
  • Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    Greensboro, NC
    United States
    September 20, 2019
  • Out of the Can International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 6, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Finalist - Best Film
  • 2nd Pondicherry International Film Festival 2019
    September 25, 2019
    India Premiere
  • Halloween International Film Festival
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    United Arab Emirates
    October 4, 2019
  • F3: Frankly Film Fest
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    United States
    October 11, 2019
  • Horror Movie Freaks Film Fest
    Clemmons, NC
    United States
    October 18, 2019
  • Ocean Coast Film Festival
    October 19, 2019
    Portugal Premiere
  • Highlands Film Fest
    Highland, NJ
    United States
    October 4, 2019
  • Haunted House FearFest
    United Kingdom
    October 25, 2019
  • The HB Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 19, 2019
    Scotland Premiere
Director Biography - Faisal Hashmi

Faisal Hashmi is a Dubai-based independent freelance filmmaker with a number of award-winning short films and branded content under his belt.

Over recent years,, his fascination with the horror and thriller genre gravitated his short films in that direction. His horror short films 'Scrambled', 'Cold Feet' and 'Sleight' have played at more than a dozen horror film festivals in the United States, Europe and Asia and won multiple awards. On Youtube, his short films have more than 700,000 views combined. He has received major press with a cover story in Weekend Magazine and featured in other publications like The National, Gulf News as well as radio and TV features.

Currently, Faisal is developing an independent horror film that he hopes to shoot next year as well as a number of other boundary-pushing short films.

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Director Statement

Wicken was an attempt to make an unsettling supernatural horror short film by creating an original entity with a mythology that has feature film potential. Though it was made on a micro-budget with minimal crew, it was a labor of love by all involved to make a horror short film in a region (UAE) where horror short films are nowhere to be found. I hope you have a spooky time with it :)