DREAD

Max is an emotional rebel-type whose girlfriend ends their relationship. Struggling with her decision, he finds can't cope. He would rather die than be alone. While he fears for the future, something much more sinister is right around the corner... Be careful what you wish for.

  • Julian Astudillo
    Director
  • Julian Astudillo
    Writer
  • Julian Astudillo
    Key Cast
    "Max"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    horror, thriller, drama, suspense
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Julian Astudillo

Julian Astudillo was born in San Jose, California, and attended high school in Denver, Colorado where he began his career as an actor/director/film editor in his mid-teens. He is also a Fashion Designer, Host, and Producer. Julian has written/starred various independent films and was invited in 2014 to host a two-part episode on the hit show 'Pop Trigger', on The Young Turks.

When Julian was younger, he had a passion for drawing. He was taught by a Former Disney Illustrator who worked on The Emperor's New Groove, and many other famous cartoons.

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Director Statement

Sometimes when life gets very stressful I begin to (in an ironic way) fantasize about maybe that comical scenario where an anvil would just fall on me from atop a building. Although I'm never really serious, I thought, "what if those jokes we make to ourselves came true?"

Max's character isn't joking when he feels he wants to be alive no longer... but he doesn't realize that he has manifested his wish. I kind of like how the tile 'DREAD' goes hand in hand with the inevitable doom he create himself... It's like quicksand.