Dweller

Synopsis

For over ten years, Pete has been living alone locked securely inside a bunker with no contact with the rest of the human race. Pete’s solitude is shattered by the arrival of Sophie, another survivor who has been searching for the bunker for some time. As they cautiously get to know each other, Pete and Sophie discover that they are not the only ones inside and the bunker itself appears to turn against them.

Review

4/5
A sci-fi horror set inside an apocalyptic bunker.
Written and directed by Fraser Denholm, ‘Dweller’ is a short sci-fi horror film that explores one man’s isolation in an apocalyptic bunker. Jason Harvey leads the cast as Pete, who is startled by the arrival of Sophie (Megan Birley) – the first person he has seen in 4000 days. A gripping tale that will keep viewers captivating from start-to-finish.

The 34-minute film opens with Pete’s daily routine in a self-sustaining underground bunker. When an alert of a breach to the entrance, Pete goes into full combat mode to defend his accustomed life in safe solitude. We are then introduced to Sophie, a young woman who has spent over 10-years in decaying civilization in search for a safe place. The film explores their contrasting experiences and delves into themes of judgment, betrayal, loss and guilt. The narrative takes a sinister turn when the bunker begins to power-up previously unused facilities.

Dweller Short Film
Fraser Denholm has created an enthralling short that will enact viewer empathy in light of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Jason Harvey delivers a riveting performance throughout, enhanced by Megan Birley’s comical retort. Production/costume design, cinematography, sound and editing are of a highly professional standard that emulates a cinematic experience. Despite dialogue-heavy scenes, viewers will be engrossed by high drama and thrill from the get-go. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Fraser Denholm
Writer(s): Fraser Denholm
Cast: Jason Harvey, Megan Birley
Producer(s): Fraser Denholm, Kieran McCruden
Director of Photography:
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Animation:
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Specifications

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Apocalyptic, Betrayal, Climate Change, Culture, Death, Female Empowerment, Grief, Guilt, Hope, Isolation, Monster, Mother and Daughter, Politics, Society
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2019
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Fraser Denholm
Writer(s): Fraser Denholm
Cast: Jason Harvey, Megan Birley
Producer(s): Fraser Denholm, Kieran McCruden
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Apocalyptic, Betrayal, Climate Change, Culture, Death, Female Empowerment, Grief, Guilt, Hope, Isolation, Monster, Mother and Daughter, Politics, Society
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2019

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Dweller

Synopsis

For over ten years, Pete has been living alone locked securely inside a bunker with no contact with the rest of the human race. Pete’s solitude is shattered by the arrival of Sophie, another survivor who has been searching for the bunker for some time. As they cautiously get to know each other, Pete and Sophie discover that they are not the only ones inside and the bunker itself appears to turn against them.

Review

A sci-fi horror set inside an apocalyptic bunker.

4/5
Written and directed by Fraser Denholm, ‘Dweller’ is a short sci-fi horror film that explores one man’s isolation in an apocalyptic bunker. Jason Harvey leads the cast as Pete, who is startled by the arrival of Sophie (Megan Birley) – the first person he has seen in 4000 days. A gripping tale that will keep viewers captivating from start-to-finish.

The 34-minute film opens with Pete’s daily routine in a self-sustaining underground bunker. When an alert of a breach to the entrance, Pete goes into full combat mode to defend his accustomed life in safe solitude. We are then introduced to Sophie, a young woman who has spent over 10-years in decaying civilization in search for a safe place. The film explores their contrasting experiences and delves into themes of judgment, betrayal, loss and guilt. The narrative takes a sinister turn when the bunker begins to power-up previously unused facilities.

Dweller Short Film
Fraser Denholm has created an enthralling short that will enact viewer empathy in light of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Jason Harvey delivers a riveting performance throughout, enhanced by Megan Birley’s comical retort. Production/costume design, cinematography, sound and editing are of a highly professional standard that emulates a cinematic experience. Despite dialogue-heavy scenes, viewers will be engrossed by high drama and thrill from the get-go. Highly recommended.

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