The Deddington Murder

Synopsis

Amos DeGuerre, famous for playing D.I. Marcus Daffodils, is recording a promotional film, taking his fans through the top 10 deaths in long-running murder mystery series ‘The Deddington Murders’. But, as the camera rolls between takes, Amos’ mask begins to slip, revealing that he may not be quite the man he seems…

Review

4/5
A genre-bending short with a disturbing twist.
Directed by James Corrigan, from a script by Rhys Bevan, Ed Baranski and Matt Gavan, ‘The Deddington Murder’ is a short comedy horror that explores the making of a promotional video for a long-running murder-mystery show. Matt Gavan portrays the sole character (Amos DeGuerre) who starred in the fictitious TV show, ‘The Deddington Murders’. Constructed of one continuous shot, the comical narrative takes a disturbing twist that will leave viewers gripped until the closing credits.

The 14-minute film opens with Amos DeGuerre counting-down the top 10 Deddington murders for a promotional film. In-between his direct-to-camera monologues, the film showcases his one-sided discussions with the production team and his flawed outtakes. As the countdown concludes, Amos rewards viewers with his personal favorite Deddington murder. He recalls an on-set tale of a disturbing home-sitter, who impaled the director with a screwdriver and kept him captive in a woodshed. At this point the narrative switches from comedy to horror, where the audience will be rewarded with an unexpected twist. No spoilers.

The Deddington Murder Short Film
Matt Gavan (Amos DeGuerre) delivers a captivating performance throughout. High praise to Gavan for bewitching viewers in the 14-minute continuous shot – an ambitious pursuit that succeeds flawlessly. James Corrigan has directed an outstanding film despite the obvious technical challenge. Cinematography, lighting, production design and sound are of a highly professional standard. A must watch.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): James Corrigan
Writer(s): Ed Baranski, Matt Gavan, Rhys Bevan
Cast: Matt Gavan
Producer(s): Ed Baranski, James Corrigan, Rhys Bevan
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
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Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Horror
Subjects: Creativity, Crime, Death, Detective, History, Isolation, Jealousy, Monster, Murder, Parody, Revenge
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2020
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): James Corrigan
Writer(s): Ed Baranski, Matt Gavan, Rhys Bevan
Cast: Matt Gavan
Producer(s): Ed Baranski, James Corrigan, Rhys Bevan
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Horror
Subjects: Creativity, Crime, Death, Detective, History, Isolation, Jealousy, Monster, Murder, Parody, Revenge
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2020

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The Deddington Murder

Synopsis

Amos DeGuerre, famous for playing D.I. Marcus Daffodils, is recording a promotional film, taking his fans through the top 10 deaths in long-running murder mystery series ‘The Deddington Murders’. But, as the camera rolls between takes, Amos’ mask begins to slip, revealing that he may not be quite the man he seems…

Review

A genre-bending short with a disturbing twist.

4/5
Directed by James Corrigan, from a script by Rhys Bevan, Ed Baranski and Matt Gavan, ‘The Deddington Murder’ is a short comedy horror that explores the making of a promotional video for a long-running murder-mystery show. Matt Gavan portrays the sole character (Amos DeGuerre) who starred in the fictitious TV show, ‘The Deddington Murders’. Constructed of one continuous shot, the comical narrative takes a disturbing twist that will leave viewers gripped until the closing credits.

The 14-minute film opens with Amos DeGuerre counting-down the top 10 Deddington murders for a promotional film. In-between his direct-to-camera monologues, the film showcases his one-sided discussions with the production team and his flawed outtakes. As the countdown concludes, Amos rewards viewers with his personal favorite Deddington murder. He recalls an on-set tale of a disturbing home-sitter, who impaled the director with a screwdriver and kept him captive in a woodshed. At this point the narrative switches from comedy to horror, where the audience will be rewarded with an unexpected twist. No spoilers.

The Deddington Murder Short Film
Matt Gavan (Amos DeGuerre) delivers a captivating performance throughout. High praise to Gavan for bewitching viewers in the 14-minute continuous shot – an ambitious pursuit that succeeds flawlessly. James Corrigan has directed an outstanding film despite the obvious technical challenge. Cinematography, lighting, production design and sound are of a highly professional standard. A must watch.

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