Revelation Perth International Film Fest: Couched

In the Shadow it Waits: Live Performance & Q&A Sat July 18th

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Commences 7.30pm Perth time / 9.30pm EST

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Meeting ID: 859 0884 2906

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A groundbreaking event, IN THE SHADOW IT WAITS is a horror film performed live and edited in real-time. With 61 Scenes, 58 Camera Setup and actors performing live from their own homes in different states across Australia, the film is made as you watch it. Each performance is a different experience and Perth International Film Festival is proud to be presenting two live screenings.


The film tells the story of four twenty-something co-workers bored with their day jobs and sick of being locked up in isolation, who play a silly online game and unwittingly prove the truth of an urban legend. And while these co-workers might not be able to get out, it doesn’t mean that something can’t get in. Would you dare to play

Michael Beets (the In the Shadows it Waits creator) says, “This project was created and rehearsed entirely in isolation, in fact, the actors and myself have never met. We've created a meticulously rehearsed performance that feels like a film but hinges on the excitement and energy of live performance.”

★★★★   ABC (Melbourne)

"it's such an innovative, genuinely creepy, really fun, horror film / theatre experience”

 ★★★★  The Movie Waffler

If I hadn’t known this was live I would never have believed it. In fact I doubted it several times throughout the film, as it was all so seamless.

 ★★★★ London Theatre1 Review

 "as a ‘live in lockdown’ production, it’s amongst the best" - London Theatre1 Review