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Porphyrophobia (2014)

A rare celestial event has an extraordinary impact on a stir crazy mother and her peculiar, adult son.

Director:

Samuel Dawe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Chase ... Andrew Buxton
Paul Holbrook ... Freaky clown
Phillip Parnell Phillip Parnell ... Chris Needham
Steve Penfold Steve Penfold ... Builder
Keane Holbrook Keane Holbrook ... Young Andrew
Colin Holbrook Colin Holbrook ... Voice of Trevor
Christopher Ruane Christopher Ruane ... Builder
Jack Edwards Jack Edwards ... Passer by
Kerry Fosbury Kerry Fosbury ... Neighbour
Tony Parkin Tony Parkin ... Aston Brooks (show host)
Stu Pillinger Stu Pillinger ... Cyclist
Michael Massiah Michael Massiah ... Smoking builder
Cher Carter Cher Carter ... Babysitter
Micky Two Shoes Scott Micky Two Shoes Scott ... First aider
Matt Dale Matt Dale ... Dog walker
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Storyline

A middle-aged, single mother lives a claustrophobic existence with her eccentric son and his debilitating phobia. She longs for escape, but is imprisoned by her commitment to his vulnerabilities. Cabin fever sets in as a rare, celestial event draws near. Written by Paul Holbrook

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2014 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£5,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shunk Productions See more »
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Color
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Quotes

Violet Buxton: You're not like other boys. You're different. You're special.
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Summer Life
By The Penelopes
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This duo are going to be very successful.
1 June 2014 | by brendan120See all my reviews

This is a story of psychological disease and the impact it can have on families as they have to deal with the stress and problems that entails on a day to day basis.

Porphyrophobia is about a young man, Andrew Buxton, afflicted by the fear of the colour purple brought on by childhood memories that are referred back to throughout the film. This has left him locked inside his own world which keeps his own mother, Violet Buxton prisoner as well since she has to tend to all of his needs as Andrew refuses to even leave the house. A person can only be pushed so far though and when Violet finds Andrew deleting messages she leaves him to fend for himself.

A great short film by an extremely talented duo Paul Holbrook and Sam Dawe of Shunk Productions. Keep an eye out for this pair.


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