THE BODY (2013) Horror-Comedy / Short / UK / 19mins
Director: Paul Davis
Screenwriters: Paul Fischer & Paul Davis
Producer: Paul Fischer
Cinematographer: Eben Bolter
Editor: Gary Forrester
Starring: Alfie Allen, Hannah Tointon, Christian Brassington and Jack Gordon
WINNER OF THE 2014 MELIES d'OR AWARD!
A professional killer (Alfie Allen, GAME OF THRONES) discovers he can get away with anything on Halloween night, including dragging his latest victim around as a prop amidst a sea of oblivious London party goers.
THE BODY stars Alfie Allen, Hannah Tointon, Christian Brassington and Jack Gordon. It is the second short film by Writer/Director Paul Davis (HIM INDOORS, BEWARE THE MOON) and is Co-Written and Produced by Paul Fischer (RADIOMAN) for Ten Cent Adventures.
Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) as The Man.
L to R: Evie Wray, Christian Brassington, Alfie Allen and Ben Matthews.
The Man (Alfie Allen) meets Maggie (Hannah Tointon).
Alfie Allen as The Man
Hannah Tointon as Maggie.
The original script for The Body.
Meeting the cast for the first time.
This was my lame attempt at a Hitchcock... "Good evening!"
Cinematographer Eben Bolter and I watch playback on a scene.
Discussing the scene with Alfie Allen.
Directing both Christian Brassington and Alfie Allen.
Directing Jack Gordon.
Trick or Treat!
Photographs by Colin J. Smith Photography.
An absolute blast!" - Jamie Graham, Total Film
"The best Halloween-themed short film I've ever seen!" - David Hughes, Empire Magazine
"Funny & Entertaining!" - Kim Newman
"Sleek, sickly funny and malevolently sexy!" - Ain't It Cool News
"Loved it! Dark, funny and beautifully constructed." - Nikki Baughan, Moviescope Magazine
"One of the most captivating short films I have seen in years" - Tim Anderson, Bloody-Disgusting.com
"A slick, sick short long on fun and jet-black chuckles" - David Hall, Verite Magazine
"Perfectly pitched and wonderfully macabre... Deliciously dark and hilarious!" - The Horror Channel
"A classy, confident and wonderfully crafted dark comedy" - FEARnet
"Dastardly entertaining! Will make you look twice at Halloween costumes this year." - Dread Central
Film4 FrightFest (UK)
Fantastic Fest (USA)
Sitges International Film Festival (Spain)
TriBeca Film Festival (USA)
Morbido Horror Film Festival (Mexico)
Leeds International Film Festival (UK)
Knoxville Horror Film Festival (USA)
Rhode Island Horror Film Festival (USA)
Hollyshorts Film Festival (USA)
Indiana Film Festival (USA)
Fanta ELX (Spain)
Grimmfest: Festival of Horror & Cult Films (UK)
Telluride Horror Show Film Festival (USA)
Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Fest (UK)
IFI Horrorthon (Ireland)
Abertoir Film Festival (Wales)
Razor Reel Film Festival (Belgium)
New Orleans Horror Film Fest (USA)
Chicago Horror Film Festival (USA)
Rue Morgue's Little Terrors (Canada)
Movies At the Mill ( USA)
Love Your Shorts Film Fest (USA)
Kurzfilmfestival: British Shorts (Germany)
"The Body is a short masterpiece! Davis is set to join the ranks of Edgar Wright and Ben Wheatley."
- Twitch Film