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A Film by Vera Vaughn (2015)

In this supernatural digital-age thriller, a filmmaker falls through the looking glass into her movie where she must face her own terrifying creation.


Sorrel Brae


Sorrel Brae (co-writer), Zeke Farrow (co-writer)
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Marin Ireland ... Vera Vaughn


In this ghost story for the digital age, filmmaker Vera Vaughn works late into the night, editing her suspense/thriller about a woman jeopardized by a mysterious home intruder. But when she's interrupted by a knock at the door, Vera's world takes a frightening turn toward the surreal as life threatens to imitate art - or is it the other way around?

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21 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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According to Sorrel Brae on the Film Shortage website, "It was a harrowing shoot partly because it was three overnights in a row and partly because the complexity of the world-within-world conceit required exacting preparation, down to the movie posters and in-scene edits." See more »


Music and Lyrics: Ryan McLean
Vocals: Derick Petersohn
Produced by: Momma Music
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Tight delivery of a plot that delivers in the instance even if it doesn't stick longer than that
19 November 2016 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The idea of the film inside a film is not new or uncommon, but here it is done very well by how tight it plays it. The action is essentially focused in one room with one actress and one computer; the character is editing a horror film although finds that the footage she is working on is footage of herself coming in her own door as she just did.

The delivery from there is deliberately twisted in the way it jumps from one scene to the next, but yet at the same time it is very simply done – it is not really as twisty as some suggest. Instead it is a solid thriller with the twisty element layered on top of something which already works pretty well. As such it is a solid piece of work that engages and creeps. The plotting is perhaps not as mind-f**ky as it would like to be, but it works in the moment, even if it doesn't have sufficient internal logic to work in the memory – although really, for a short film, it doesn't need to deliver this – and it works where it matters, during viewing.

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