About this submission
C. CANORUS is a horror/thriller short film that may seem to be about trains, and birds, but its goal is to make you think about the nature of evil, and personal responsibility, in a new way. The world of horror movies is full of stories of possessed children (ie THE OMEN, THE RING, etc). This time we are seeing this story from the perspective of the child. What if we had something inside us, terrifying, growing, and outside of our control?
I’m a writer/director in horror, most recently I created the series TROUBLED YOUTH for CryptTV. What I love about horror is the how we can take relatable experiences and push them to extremes, to challenge the assumptions of the audience, and surprise them, while having a lot of fun. In TROUBLED YOUTH I subverted expectations on what a “traditional villain” should look like. In past horror short HELEN (a finalist at BIFAN, one of world’s largest genre film festivals) I took a personal experience of anxiety to the extremes of a real-life monster that had to be faced.
I think C. CANORUS could be thrilling and fun, with very distinctive character, and could even create a new mythology. I know the script is in its early stages and would love feedback from the group on how to tighten and clarify. Thank you!