Seeking Location for Horror Short

Restless Chimp Films, in collaboration with Black Dust Films, is in pre-production of a horror short film for the festival circuit. Filming will take place tentatively near the end of November 2021 over three days in Glasgow.

We are seeking a location which (preferably) has a certain 70s/80s charisma and is available over three consecutive days.

Spaces needed:

  • A large room (minimum 5m by 5m) with space enough for a single bed
  • Kitchenette or similar
  • Medium room 3m by 3m
  • Break out space for cast and crew

Ideally, if the space is connected to a faith venue, such as a church, then that would be great. However, the subject of the film is exorcism, which may be a deal breaker in this case.

As this is a micro-budget production, we can’t offer industry rates for locations, but intend to reach a win-win deal with the right venue.

If you can suggest a location, then please complete the form below.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Horror Short: Cast Call-out

Restless Chimp Films, in collaboration with Black Dust Films, is in pre-production of a horror short film for the festival circuit. Filming will take place tentatively near the end of November 2021 over three days in Glasgow.

Cast are sought for this micro-budget production. All roles are paid at non-Equity rates.

Story

The story centres around the exorcism of Ryan, a young man in his late 30s.

Along with his wife, Elena, and brother-in-law, Alex, the battle for Ryan’s soul is fought by Father Luca Diaz, a newly ordained priest linked to the family.

The demon uses the attitudes of different faiths along with mental health approaches to the idea of exorcism, as weapons against the family’s convictions, while holding a terrible secret that will affect them all.

Roles:

  • Elena: Mediterranean; 30s; strong; wife to Ryan
  • Alex: Mediterranean; 30s; brother of Elena; runs a video production business with Ryan
  • Ryan: Any appearance; 30s; husband to Elena; the possessed
  • Ana: Any appearance; mid to late 20s; ex-girlfriend of Alex (appears in one scene with no dialogue)

The role of Father Luca Diaz has already been cast.

All roles are emotionally demanding, and as such will require actors with comparable experience.

Casting Process

Initial submissions will be open until October 15th, 2021, after which a shortlist of actors will be asked to selftape from the script. The final stage will be an in-person audition with the director and producer.

To apply:

Please complete the form below and include:

  • a link to your Acting CV (with headshot)
  • a link to your showreel
  • your chosen role

Any submissions without the above information will not be considered.

Thank you. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Horror Short: Crew Call-out

Restless Chimp Films, in collaboration with Black Dust Films, is in pre-production of a horror short film for the festival circuit. Filming will take place tentatively near the end of November 2021 over three days in Glasgow.

Synopsis

The story centres around the exorcism of Ryan, a young man in his late 30s.

Along with his wife, Elena, and brother-in-law, Alex, the battle for Ryan’s soul is fought by Father Luca Diaz, a newly ordained priest linked to the family.

The demon uses the attitudes of different faiths along with mental health approaches to the idea of exorcism, as weapons against the family’s convictions, while holding a terrible secret that will affect them all.

Seeking Crew

Crew are sought for this micro-budget production. If interested, please complete the form below, including links to your CV, website, and/or showreel.

  • Director of Photography
  • Sound Recordist
  • Make-up Artist
  • Production Assistant / Runner

When expressing interest, please include your rates. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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The Key

Restless Chimp presents The Key, an entry for the BIFA Horror Short Film Competition 2021.

Inspired by the makers of Host, entrants were encouraged to make a DIY horror short film no longer than 3 minutes.

The Key is the story of Dr James Opus and his search for the ‘Harmonic’. Aided by his research assistant Melissa Blunt, he spent years combing ancient manuscripts and lost ruins, only to disappear on a lone expedition.

We join the quest years later when Opus has re-emerged and made contact with Melissa. But, he has changed.

  • DIRECTORS: Kal Sabir & Martin Smith
  • STORY & EDITING BY: Martin Smith
  • WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY: Kal Sabir

CAST

  • MELISSA BLUNT: Alex Jackson
  • GREG WOODS: Brian Maitland
  • DR JAMES OPUS: Kal Sabir

LINKS

Eat Me

Eat Me‘ by Kal Sabir is an entry for the Raindance Lockdown Lover Short Film Competition.

Valentine’s Day is approaching. What is it like for lovers in lockdown?

This film is a nod to those who may be single, or have gone through a relationship breakdown during the pandemic.

All scenes were filmed with COVID safety: both actors were never in the same building.

CAST
Woman: Lubna Kerr
Man: Kal Sabir

Film edited by Martin Smith
Royalty-free music by Videvo

Learn more: Producing ‘Eat Me’