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25 June 2020

You are what you eat.

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “Midnight Snack” - 5 mins 02s

Director Luke Roulstone's viscerally weird short film takes the idea of junk food and crap telly to the max. A woman's midnight snack is infested with worms and other creepy crawlies, while her hypnotic viewing takes a sinister slant.

The film adopts a decidedly unsettling tone, as the audience struggles to work out if the protagonist (played by Hannah Boyd) is transfixed or terrified. It's a creepy balance, ensuring the viewer remains engrossed as things get, ahem, stranger.

Part satire and part gross-out horror, this will strike an uncomfortable chord for anyone who's spent many late nights in front of trashy shows during lockdown. Definitely a reminder to check your snacks for unwelcome visitors, too.

Film Production: Snapper Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Luke Roulstone Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Jessica Turner
Executive Producer: Helen Hadfield
Cinematographer: Colin Coomber
Art Department: Bethany Elmer
Wardrobe: Lori Wiechec
Make-Up: Aldis Sediati
Editor: James Stubbs @ Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Offline Producer: Michelle Corney
Post Production: Oliver Whitworth @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Connor Coolbear
Flame: Matt Jackson / Pete Rypstra
Music Supervisor: Dominic Sewell
Casting: Ilenka Jelowicki

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