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I'm sure when you hear that these are "Isolation" short films, you will immediately think about the isolation at home during this pandemic. That is actually true for some of them--a couple were even filmed while on lockdown. That is not all of them, though. I was thinking of this theme long before we know what COVID-19 was. We have a short film block about relationships, and we have another one about family. This one is about the absence of either, and it is something that is personally quite terrifying to me. We also are asking a question with at least two of the short films (VR Food and Jeff Drives You): is it still isolation when one's company is a machine? See what you think!

Inventors struggle to create virtual food– infinite deliciousness, zero calories– while their prototypes give nightmarish hallucinations. When they mistake an unknown art film, "VR Food," as competition, they stalk and eat the filmmaker.

Director: Malcolm Mills is a NYC-based filmmaker, actor, and vaporwave composer. His directorial debut, "VR Food," won the Golden Tentacle at Sick 'n' Wrong 2020, Best Midnight Short at Nightmares Film Festival 2019, and Weirdest Film at Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2019. On stage and screen, he's played necromancers, psycho mothers, cultists and cult leaders, faery kings and madmen. "You were really creepy" has been the most common feedback.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Southern California
  • Director
    Malcolm Mills
  • Screenwriter
    Malcolm Mills
  • Producer
    Malcolm Mills, Gil Zabarsky
  • Cast
    John Early, Malcolm Mills, Gil Zabarsky, Alexandria Churchwell
  • Cinematographer
    Chris Willmore
  • Sound Design
    Zachary Bishop, Robbie Kush