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A Doll DISTORTED - On Instagram

Hi it's me the Doll. This is where I take selfies of my self in dark suits looking awesome, chilling in rocking chairs, hiding in dark shadows and freakishly staring at people...and I also do frequent updates on the film.

Short Film | 16mins

Shooting Format | Digital 16:9


Jane suffers from haphephobia (the pathological fear of touch), tormented by years of loneliness and isolation she orders a synthetic love doll online to nightmarish consequences.

Writer, Director, Editor, Producer, Set Designer, Sound Designer, VFX, Music and Cinematography:
Niall Shukla

Lighting and camera assistant (and just and someone I couldn't have made the film without):
James Averiss


Cast: Nicci Brighten
Cory Stuckey
Kyle James
Olivia Haart



Official Selection | Hexploitation Film Festival - March 2018
Jury Nomination | Hexploitation Film Festival | Best Short Film - March 2018
Official Selection | Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival - April 2018
Méliès d'Argent Short Film Competition - April 2018
Official Selection | Snake Alley Film Festival - June 2018
Official Selection | Post Mortem Film Festival - June 2018




A Doll DISTORTED - On Twitter :

Hi it's me the Doll. This is where I write about my life, inner dark thoughts and update you on news about the film.