a DOLL DISTORTED

BAFTA Qualified, selected for over 40 Film Festivals and winner of over 10 Jury Awards - this film is still on the festival circuit.

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:

  • 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

    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:

  • SITGES Film Festival – 2018

  • Shriekfest Film Festival – 2018

  • Imagine Film festival – 2019

  • London Short Film Festival – 2019

  • Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival - Vortex– 2018 

  • New York City Horror Film Festival – 2018

  • Atlanta Horror Film Festival - 2018

  • Filmquest Film festival – 2018

  • Aesthetica Short Film festival – 2018

  • Court Metrange Film festival – 2018

  • Freakshow Film Festival – 2018

  • Hexploitation Film Festival – 2018

  • National Film Festival For Talented Youth – 2018

  • Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Festival – 2018

  • Méliès d'Argent Film Competition – 2018

  • Snake Alley Film Festival – 2018

  • Post Mortem Film Festival – 2018

  • NOLA Horror Film festival – 2018

  • Grossman Fantastic Film Festival – 2018

  • New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival – 2018

  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival – 2018

  • Spookscreen Film Festival – 2018

  • Northern Frights Film Festival – 2018

  • Norwich Film Festival – 2018

  • Horror Haus Film Festival – 2018

  • Horror Quest Film Festival – 2018

  • Halloween Horror Picture Show – 2018 

  • Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film Festival – 2018

  • Blood Pool film festival - 2018

  • IFI Horrorthon - 2018

  • Phenomena Film Festival - 2018

  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest - 2018

  • Frostbiter Film Festival - 2018

  • Night Terrors Film Festival - 2018

  • Landshuter short Film Festival - 2019

  • Dorking Film Festival - 2019

  • Bourg En Bresse Film Festival - 2019

  • Crystal Palace International Film Festival - 2019

  • Shorts On Tap Film Festival - 2019

  • Mecal Barcelona Short & Animation Film Festival – 2019

  • Fastnet Film Festival – 2019

  • UK Horror Con – 2019

  • SENE Film Festival – 2019

  • Sunderland Film Festival

  • Horror On Sea -2019

  • Indie Lincs Film Festival - 2019

  • Phoenix - International Horror 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.