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The Water Boatman

A young man returns home to find his girlfriend acting strange.

  • Chris R. Wright
    K-Shop, Stalled, Faintheart, Fanged Up, Emulsion, Small Town Folk
  • Chris R. Wright
    K-Shop, Stalled, Faintheart, Fanged Up, Emulsion, Small Town Folk
  • Rachel Teate
    Key Cast
    Wolfblood, Boys Meets Girl
  • Charlie Mills
    Key Cast
    Made in Chelsea
  • Calum Chalmers
    Graduation Afternoon
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Arthouse, Romance
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Chris R. Wright

A graduate of America’s oldest school of improvisation (whose alumni includes Bill Murray and Harold Ramis) Chris is an actor noted for playing off-beat characters. He has appeared on screen alongside a growing list of respected British actors, such as Eddie Marsan, Steven Berkoff, Warwick Davis, Kevin Eldon and Jessica Hynes.

Chris has performed stand-up comedy, as well as putting his hand to writing, directing and producing. In 2014 he emerged as a finalist on Channel Five's Big Brother after a full 72 days in the most infamous house in Britain.

THE WATER BOATMAN is his directing debut.

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Director Statement

THE WATER BOATMAN is a short 'romantic' horror, written and directed by Chris R. Wright..

Chris says of the film, "it's a stylized, impressionistic take on the end of a romance, with its toes dipped in the horror genre”.

“I have a long relationship with horror, from producing 2007's Small Town Folk, through to appearing in zombie favourite Stalled (2013), K-Shop (2016) and the upcoming vampire comedy Fanged Up (2017).”

Coupling his skills as a visual artist (Wright is a pen and ink illustrator) with a taste for the unusual, he hopes to make an impression with a very personal and dark take on the themes of love and dependence. He promises a strange, but beguiling film. "It is a culmination of ideas and images that have preoccupied me over the last few years, told in the only way I knew how.”

The film was shot in The New Forest, UK in the winter of 2015 and is independently produced.