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Screaming At Stars

On one of their first dates, Lilly and Craig gaze up at the night sky. Craig affectionately tells Lilly about star light, how the mere act of looking into the cosmos is a kind of transcendence. Craig a brilliant young scientist will soon be embarking on a another kind of transcendence. He has discovered how to travel to parallel dimensions. The achievement proves to be quite lucrative and the young couple find themselves basking in newfound affluence. Good looking, romantic, funny, and now wealthy; Craig is the man of Lilly’s dreams. But as Craig spends more time working on his interdimensional traveling device, his habits, demeanour, and even his memories begin to change. Lilly begins to question if the person sleeping next to her at night is the same Craig she fell in love with. Is it the same Craig at all? As Lilly desperately tries to understand what reality her boyfriend is now in, she becomes lonely and isolated, loosing sense of her own. Lilly’s tormenting thoughts and Craig’s apathy toward her fears, force Lilly to question everything she knows about her boyfriend, herself, love and existence. Lilly decides the only path to solace is a path of death.

  • Richie Moore
    Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Who's Watching Oliver, The Hangover (two and three), Fallen, Netflix's Marco Polo,
  • Justin Bratton
    Cupid, Petals & Thorns
  • Justin bratton
    Cupid, Petals & Thorns
  • Libby Jennings
    Key Cast
    Crazy Medicine, Cheat
  • Justin Bratton
    Key Cast
    Asia's Got Talent (Host), HBO Asia's Halfworlds, Joker Game, It Figures (TV host), The Big Idea (TV HOST), Bespoke (TV HOST)
  • Jesse Maddox
    Who's Watching Oliver
  • Jesse Maddox
    Sound Design/Composer
    Who's Watching Oliver
  • Sacha Nathan
    Special Effects
    Cupid, Petals And Thorns
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  • Genres:
    Sci Fi, Thriller, Drama, psychological thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    January 21, 2018
    Best Actress, Best Kill, Best Short
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    January 21, 2018
  • Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival
    United States
    September 30, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • The Monthly Film Festival
  • 5 Continent International Film Festival

    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Best Cinematographer, Best Editing, Best Sci Fi Short, Best Director, Honorable Mention Leading Actress
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
  • Planet 9 Film Fest

    Radical Mind Blown Film Award
  • Aab International Film Festival
  • Diabolical Horror Film Festival
Distribution Information
  • Creation Circus
Director Biography - Richie Moore

Richie Moore is an award winning American cinematographer and director based out of Bangkok and Los Angeles. Richie has operated camera on Hollywood films such as Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Hangover (two and three), Fallen and Netflix's Marco Polo series. Last year Richie made the leap into writing and directing where he did not disappoint. His directorial debut, the horror thriller Who's Watching Oliver has exploded onto the film festival circuit and has become a favourite amongst fans and critics. Winning nine "Best Feature Film" awards, five "Best Actor" awards and tallying up more than 20 nominations. As the accolades continue to pile up, Richie looks forward showing off his next film Screaming At Stars.

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Director Statement

The dark themes of this film come straight from the experiences and frustrations that both myself and Justin Bratton (writer/actor) have experienced while trying to maintain relationships in the past. Everything from the conversations between the two defeated lovers to the massive swings in emotions are things we have personally experienced. Sometimes you can be in a relationship with somebody and feel you don’t even know who that person is anymore. That’s what this film is about. People changing while they are in relationships together, but not changing together. Many of us have been there, and it’s a very lost feeling and it's hard to figure out what to do. Of course in Lilly’s case, when Craig returns from interdimensional travel it may very well be that he’s not the same person. The film tackles all these "relationship problem" tropes we internally dramatize and through it's narrative makes them something very real. What would you do if you realized you truly didn’t know the person sleeping next to you?