BEHIND THE SCREAMS
Inspired by the creator's real experiences of being a woman working in film, BEHIND THE SCREAMS takes place on the set of a horror movie.
While filming in a supposedly haunted London pub, a film crew is tormented by more than spirits as they fight their way to the end of what has been a chaotic shoot.
BEHIND THE SCREAMS
We are raising funds to complete our short film that we shot in summer. We would love for you to help us on our journey to complete BEHIND THE SCREAMS.
Update as of August 2023:
It’s the final day of what has been a gruelling film shoot. While contending with the fraught relationship between Chloe, the Director and Sean, the Director of Photography, the crew have dragged themselves through the shooting of ‘Haunted by You’, a film full of cringy horror tropes and cliché characters.
As things keep going wrong and and the crew become the target of a sinister spirit that inhabits the pub, we learn that there has been more than just creative differences at play causing the chaos behind the scenes. The hauntings escalate as tensions grow between the crew, feeding Chloe's paranoia. At the climax of the film the spirit launches its final attack.
As a woman who works in the creative industry, this is a story that I wanted to tell as it is one that I, along with many others I have spoken to continue to experience time and time again. Our film navigates the idea of how the paranormal may correlate or reflect people’s inner demons and the real evil that lurks within society.
The spirit’s interaction with the crew intensifies as Chloe has to fight continuously with Sean, on a personal level and on a systemic level with the producer. Through this, I want the film to comment on how women still struggle to secure their place in the film industry without facing stigma and how this ultimately fails the entire crew and the film itself.
I’ve been fascinated by the way the Horror genre reflects societal fears and changes and I think the genre lends itself well to exploring the themes of misogyny and gender bias within the creative industries.
We really appreciate your time reading and learning more about our project.
Whether it be through monetary contributions, sharing our project, or following our updates along the way, we are grateful for your support towards women in film and the horror genre.
Thank you for coming on this journey with us.
We can’t wait to share BEHIND THE SCREAMS with you!