Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"A Corrupt Power Dynamic" Short Film Showcase

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It is certainly cliché to say that power corrupts, and avoiding that cliché made me second, third, and fourth-guess myself about the ties that bind these short films into a coherent block. Despite my hesitance, I went with the cliché to an extent. First of all, as we are seeing quite plainly these last few months, as an idea it certainly holds up. Second of all, these films are not just about power in isolation. They are about the dynamics at play when one person or group of people has power over another. How does each party react to the ways that power is wielded, and how aware are they that the power dynamic even exists in the first place? These questions can lead to heaps of anxiety, plenty of pain, and a whole host of tragic consequences. That is what I thought when exploring these particular titles.

A video doorbell spies on a new couple across the hall as their relationship takes a dark turn.

"This is a well done and shocking look into the idea of not knowing your neighbors nor what atrocities they commit while behind closed doors." -Sterling Anno

Director: India Dupre is an Australian/British writer and director based in Los Angeles. She received her BA with honors from UCLA School of Theater Film and TV and is an alumnus of The Groundlings, Playhouse West and The Stella Adler Players. Her first short film, STRIPPED, starring Vikings actress, Katheryn Winnick and shot by Halloween's Dean Cundey ASC, won several Oscar qualifying film festivals and is being developed into a feature India will direct in Australia. After avoiding horror films her whole life, she began watching one a night in order to write her first feature horror film spec script, Rouge Noir. She got the horror bug and is now digging her teeth into another script, Elba.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Southern California
  • Director
    India Dupre
  • Screenwriter
    India Dupre
  • Producer
    Leander Rappmann, India Dupre
  • Cast
    Katrina Eroen, Jasper Newman, Leander Rappmann, Shingo Usami, Cherise Bangs, India Dupre, Grace Lee, Devon Reese Simon, Walter Lewis, Dana Lee Ryan, Adam Kruger, Margaret Dupre
  • Cinematographer
    David Auerbach
  • Production Design
    David Auerbach
  • Composer
    Kurt Oldman