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Perception can be a dangerous thing... Commander Olson, tormented by the demons of his military past, is the sole witness to an apparently motiveless suicide. The resulting insomnia adds to... See full summary »

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Michael Fausti

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Michael Fausti
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mathew Bayliss Mathew Bayliss ... Helms
Claire Helena Dobson Claire Helena Dobson ... Nurse
Francois Dubeaux Francois Dubeaux ... Guard
Michael Fausti ... Olson
Wenke Hanus Wenke Hanus ... Capable Officer
Jared Haste Jared Haste ... Doctor Gottlieb
Susan Hughes Susan Hughes ... First R.A.F. Officer
Louise Nosbod Louise Nosbod ... N.A.F.F.I. Canteen Girl
Nick Rogers Nick Rogers ... Turner
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Perception can be a dangerous thing... Commander Olson, tormented by the demons of his military past, is the sole witness to an apparently motiveless suicide. The resulting insomnia adds to the Commander's already increasing sense of paranoia. Olson is forced to accept treatment from a mysterious civilian doctor named Gottlieb. However, Commander Olson is unaware that his treatment is being overseen by a shadowy figure known only as "Helms". Olson's hold on reality is soon to be shattered, resulting in a shocking and violent confrontation. Z.A.F. is the debut film from writer and director Michael Fausti. As a conscious rejection of today's technology obsessed movies, Fausti chose to shoot his film entirely on a consumer camcorder, thereby favouring narrative and character over digital spectacle. This lo-fi horror-noir received its world premier in October 2015 at Mexico's prestigious 'Postmortem International Horror & Bizarre Film Festival'.

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UK

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English

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October 2015 (Mexico) See more »

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Won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at Brazil's MAC Underground Film Festival. See more »

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Helms: The days in which wars are won by carpet-bombing and Spitfires are over.
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Sinister undertones made this film stand out
21 March 2016 | by geoff-06175See all my reviews

Sinister undertones made this film stand out for me at a recent screening. Despite the obvious technical issues, having clearly been made on a low budget, it still manages to captivate the audience and leaves us wanting more.

From the very start there is a sense of "unease" that grabs your attention and builds throughout the film unveiling the storyline as it goes.

The black and white filming helps to set the scene and is certainly reminiscent of the classics from the 40's and 50's, but dealing with much darker subject matter and with a certain modern twist.

It is great to see independent films like this being made and I really look forward to seeing what the team behind Z.A.F. produce next.


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