How To Be Alone follows Lucy, as she struggles to survive an increasingly bizarre and horrifying night. Lucy most secret fears begin to manifest and attack her, she must fight for control of her mind, and ultimately her life.
The ugly fan whom Rachel has a photo taken with and Rachel's biggest fan were rumored to be based on one of Karen Gillan's fans whom she had met at Armageddon Expo in Wellington, New Zealand in July 2015. See more »
I miss camera flashes. Every click feels like a compliment. And let me tell you, I will do fucking anything for a compliment. Are you horrified yet?
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A dark comedy debut that's minimalist and pitch-perfect
Karen Gillan's writing/directing debut is an absurd dark comedy about a b-movie horror actress who can't get roles anymore and resorts to horror conventions to make a few dollars from appearances and autographs... and so on. The grotesquerie on all sides, the humor, and the perfect tone of the short all indicate that greater things may be to come from Gillan as a writer/director/actress.
The framing, horror lighting, restrained hand-held camera, and assured shot sequences prove that Gillan and cinematographer Zach Voytas partnered well. The combination of that partnership with Gillan's mature writing style and her acting prowess make Conventional far more than a small-channel youtube find. It's a hidden gem and a great dark comedy short.
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