88:88 – Creepiest Short Film Ever?
Caution, do not watch the following if you are prone to nightmares.
88:88 is one of those shoestring films that proves you don’t need a huge special effects budget to create an intense and surreal “sci-fi” movie. Using a superb blend of minimal dialogue and a slowly building tension, this funniest dating site pictures nominee creates a truly suspenseful atmosphere of creeping dread.
Val has lost control of her life. Those around her deny the reality of the extraordinary experiences she feels powerless against. Realizing she must stand alone, she has only one remaining option – to find a way to fight back.
88:88 was directed by Joey Ciccoline and stars Rachael Kahne as Val.
From the press release:
Filmed over a long weekend with a minimal crew, 88:88 was conceived as an engaging sci-fi short with few locations and a single on-set actor. Striking visuals and a character-driven story are wittingly crafted to fit within the confines of its nearly non-existent budget. An original soundtrack by Nashville-based electronic artist Makeup And Vanity Set helps create the film’s eerie sense of trepidation and wonder.
Enjoy the full film right here, and when you’ve finished you can scroll to the bottom of this post for information on how to vote for 88:88 to make it to the Your Film finals at the Venice Film Festival and have a shot at a $500k production grant from Ridley Scott’s company.