a DOLL DISTORTED

BAFTA Qualified, selected for over 60 Film Festivals and winner of over 13 Jury Awards.

A film made entirely with a 2-person crew

Synopsis:
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.

Short Film | 16 mins

Crew:

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

REVIEWS:

“AT ALL TIMES THE FILM IS ASTONISHING”

Beyond The Gore - http://www.beyondthegore.co.uk/review-a-doll-distorted/

"A MASTERWORK”

Dan Hudson, NFFTY Festival Manager & Programmer -https://www.nffty.org/dan-hudson-2018/

“knocks it out the park”

Decay Mag, 100th podcast

http://decaymag.com/podcast-2/

“HOLY SHIT, THIS WAS TERRIFYING!”

You call Yourself A Film Critic, https://www.facebook.com/youcallyourselfafilmcritic/photos/a.252088711900352/572736623168891/?type=3

JAY KAY’S - top 5 short films from 2018

JAY KAY -Horror Happens Radio - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1483051895172260&set=a.144540992356697&type=3&theater

Behind The Scenes:

Screening History:

  1. AWARDS:

    WINNER - FIRST PLACE - BEST HORROR — RIFF — 2018

    WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM – NOLA – 2018

    WINNER - FAVOURITE SHORT — NFF — 2018

    WINNER - SCARIEST FILM — NFF — 2018

    WINNER - BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – NOLA – 2018

    WINNER - SCARIEST FILM - Spook Screen — 2018

    WINNER - BEST FEATURETTE – Horror Haus – 2018

    WINNER - BEST EDITING – Horror Haus – 2018

    WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR – Bloodpool Film Fest – 2018

    WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM – HorrorCon UK -2019

    WINNER - BEST HORROR - Bristol Independent FF - 2019

    AUDIENCE CHOICE TOP 3 FILMS – Night Terrors – 2019

    HONORABLE MENTION BEST VFX — by Red Giant — NFFTY

    BEST SHORT FILM – Nomination - FilmQuest – 2018

    BEST SHORT FILM – Nomination - Hexploitation – 2018

    BEST ACTRESS – Nomination - FilmQuest – 2018

    BEST EDITING – Nomination - FilmQuest – 2018

    BEST ART DIRECTION - Nomination - FilmQuest – 2018

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – Nomination - NOLA – 2018

    BEST EDITING – Nomination - NOLA – 2018

    BEST DIRECTOR – Nomination - Spookscreen -2018

    SELECTIONS:

  2. SITGES Film Festival – 2018

  3. Shriekfest Film Festival – 2018

  4. Imagine Film festival – 2019

  5. London Short Film Festival – 2019

  6. Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival - Vortex / sci-fi– 2018 

  7. New York City Horror Film Festival – 2018

  8. Lund International Fantastic Film Festival - 2019

  9. Atlanta Horror Film Festival - 2018

  10. Filmquest Film festival – 2018

  11. Aesthetica Short Film festival – 2018

  12. Court Metrange Film festival – 2018

  13. Macabro Film Festival - 2019

  14. Freakshow Film Festival – 2018

  15. Hexploitation Film Festival – 2018

  16. National Film Festival For Talented Youth – 2018

  17. Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Festival – 2018

  18. Méliès d'Argent Film Competition – 2018

  19. Snake Alley Film Festival – 2018

  20. Post Mortem Film Festival – 2018

  21. NOLA Horror Film festival – 2018

  22. Grossman Fantastic Film Festival – 2018

  23. New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival – 2018

  24. Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival – 2018

  25. Spookscreen Film Festival – 2018

  26. Northern Frights Film Festival – 2018

  27. Norwich Film Festival – 2018

  28. Horror Haus Film Festival – 2018

  29. Horror Quest Film Festival – 2018

  30. Halloween Horror Picture Show – 2018 

  31. Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film Festival – 2018

  32. Blood Pool film festival - 2018

  33. IFI Horrorthon - 2018

  34. Phenomena Film Festival - 2018

  35. Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest - 2018

  36. Frostbiter Film Festival - 2018

  37. Night Terrors Film Festival - 2018

  38. Landshuter short Film Festival - 2019

  39. Dorking Film Festival - 2019

  40. Bourg En Bresse Film Festival - 2019

  41. Crystal Palace International Film Festival - 2019

  42. Shorts On Tap Film Festival - 2019

  43. Mecal Barcelona Short & Animation Film Festival – 2019

  44. Fastnet Film Festival – 2019

  45. UK Horror Con – 2019

  46. SENE Film Festival – 2019

  47. Sunderland Film Festival

  48. Horror On Sea -2019

  49. Indie Lincs Film Festival - 2019

  50. Horrorant Film Festival - 2019

  51. Phoenix - International Horror Film Festival - 2019

  52. Rebel Film Festival - 2019

  53. Panama horror Film Festival - 2019

  54. Bristol Independent Film Festival - 2019

  55. Fenetres Sur Courts - 2019

  56. ISFF Zubroffka - 2019

  57. Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival - 2019

  58. Hell De Janeiro - 2019

  59. Wreak Havoc Film Festival - 2019

  60. Birmingham Film Festival - 2019

  61. Misty Moon International Film Festival - 2019

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.

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.