Backstory


This was the first short I made and I had a blast making it. Shot it entirely on my own with a camcorder in an apartment. I’ve always been a fan of horror movies and science fiction thrillers. Hitchcock was an early influence primarily because he’s a favorite among film school instructors and I learned that several directors since then have been inspired by his work. “Psycho” is perhaps his most well known film and was a heavy influence on this story, along with 1990’s “Ghost” featuring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. The inherent challenges I faced was not only the fact that I was alone but I also had to create the ghost effects and you’ll see a lot of shadow effects incorporated in Hitchcock’s films. Along with shadows I also played with reflections and some of my camera’s own visual effects.