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7 unnerving horror and science fiction films from around the world. Viewer discretion is advised.

When the neighbourhood dog catcher, William Page, is found wandering the streets disoriented, he is taken to the local police station for assistance. However, the situation soon disintegrates into hell on earth.

Director Biography - Alan King

An actor and artist, with a bachelor of fine art from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006, Alan's filmmaking practice aims to encapsulate these disciplines, along with a passion for avant garde storytelling. His 2019 short, 'Wild Will', shot solo in his apartment kitchen, screened in competition at over 70 festivals worldwide, incl; Clermont-Ferrand (world premiere), Tampere, Dresden, Cannes Antipodes, Encounters and Tallinn Black Nights. Jury awards for the film included, Brisbane, Castrovillari, Sorsi Corti and Short Days film festivals. A 2018 Australian Writers Guild, ‘Monte Miller’ nominee, Alan is currently working on his first feature film 'The Beast', a fictional dark comedy about a notorious recluse.

Director Statement

I was challenged to look at new ways to approach the telling of this film (Wild Will), primarily born from the fact that I shot the film by myself in the kitchen of my apartment (ironically pre-Covid, before this technique would somewhat globally take off, due to the pandemic lockdowns that many filmmakers faced). Through the many challenges that came with shooting Wild Will solo, I also found this process allowed some interesting new ideas to come to the fore. I kept 'Wild Will's' shot and production design selections, stark and finite, whilst increasing the audio presence within the film's narrative. This somewhat un-conventional approach, hopefully invites the audience to fill in what is 'not seen' with their own mind and help facilitate, a more intense and unsettled interaction with the lead character 'Will'

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  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Alan King
  • Screenwriter
    Alan King
  • Producer
    Alan King
  • Executive Producer
    Angela Ling
  • Cast
    Alan King, Brett Cousins
  • Editor
    Alan King