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After coming home from his mother's funeral, Joe wakes up in the middle of the night suffering from Sleep Paralysis. As he's about to give up hope, Joe's girlfriend, Jane, pays him a visit. Soon, he'll realize this is just the beginning of his worst nightmare...

  • Eduardo Rodriguez
    Fright Night 2, Curandero
  • Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Katherine Cattani
    Pair of Shoes, Gylt
  • Johnny Whitworth
    Key Cast
    Ghost Rider, Limitless
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Psychological Thriller, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Eduardo Rodriguez

“By now, most of the film world's tongues are wagging in excitement (or jealousy) about the wiz kid whose $18,000 student film landed him a three-picture deal with Dimension Films.” indieWIRE, April 19, 2002.
This “wiz kid” is Eduardo Rodriguez, a Venezuelan director whose unmatched combination of fertile imagination and control over all the filmmaking elements granted him the dream of every film student in the world. It was at a DGA screening where his short film Daughter caught the eye of an entertainment attorney. The lawyer in turn sent a copy to Miramax and soon after, Miramax co-chairman Bob Weinstein offered Eduardo a contract to direct three features. Details of his unusual deal were featured on the front page of Variety on April 17, 2002, as well in articles from Entertainment Weekly (May 3, 2002) and Premiere Magazine (August 2002).
Eduardo was also anointed a member of Entertainment Weekly’s 2002 “It List” of the 100 most creative people in entertainment, along with industry standouts such as Christopher Lee, Antonio Banderas and Robert Rodriguez.
Eduardo Rodriguez made the 15-minute, 35mm short Daughter as his thesis project at Florida State University where he received his M.F.A. in August of 2001. After graduation, Eduardo toured the festival circuit where Daughter was screened and honored at more than twenty national and international film festivals, including Cinequest 2002 in San Jose, California, where it won Best Student Film.
To top it all off, for one of the few times in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, his student film Daughter was selected to compete in the professional short film category at the 55th annual celebration of this prestigious international event.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Eduardo studied communications at Universidad Catolica Andres Bello and was an editor for commercials and TV shows in his native country for several years.


Unwanted (Feature Film) 2017 (Post-Production) – Independent.
Fright Night 2: New Blood (Feature Film) 2013 – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
El Gringo (Feature Film) 2012 – Silver Pictures/After Dark Films.
Stash House (Feature Film) 2012 – Silver Pictures/After Dark Films.
Fear Itself: The Circle (TV) 2009 – NBC/Lionsgate Television.
Blood Cell (Web Series) 2008 – Warner Interactive/60 Frames.
The Messengers (Feature Film re-shoots) 2007 – Sony Pictures/Screen Gems.
Curandero (Feature Film) 2005 – Miramax/Dimension Films.
Daughter (Short Film) 2002 – Florida State University.

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Director Statement

What scares us? Is it a universal concept, like the immensity of space or the certainty of death? Or are we afraid of more mundane things, like a quiet, empty room or the firm stare of our own mother? Or are our fears truly personal? Could our greatest torments simply originate in our flawed personalities and shattered relationships?

What if true nightmares come from the inside, from our actions, from the way we live our lives? In a world like this, where sometimes the right choice turns out to destroy lives and people who commit horrible crimes end up roaming the streets freely, only makes sense if horror is not exclusive to a collective boogeyman but to each one of our individual psyches.

Thanks to everyone who helped me turn Inwards into a reality I got a new chance to ponder upon this question that keeps popping up in my head over and over again: What scares us?