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Psychological Horror Short, BURN, Poised to Hit 2017 Festivals

The highly anticipated debut film collaboration between our very own Slaughtered Bird Films and Dragon Egg Media, Burn, will be hitting festivals near you very soon!

Directed by Judson Vaughan (creator of Pedro and the multi award-winning Soul Breaker), and based on an original story by Chris Barnes (editor of this here website), Burn is both patient and unrelenting in its tension building. The screenplay — co-written by Barnes and Vaughan — is stunningly captured by Joaquim Barreto’s cinematography, and brings classic psychological horror to the forefront of independent British cinema once again.

After several local disappearances prompt a nationwide manhunt, Burn focuses on Peter and Louise – two (of many) people gripped by media-induced fear. When their son Charlie is born, the pair must find a way of raising him amid continuing public hysteria and incomprehensible personal tragedy.

Burn was created on a tight budget, funded completely independently by Chris and Judson, and is currently being submitted to festivals worldwide.

Early praise for Burn:

“Haunting and ethereal, yet packs one hell of a punch.” – UK Horror Scene

“…a slick package, which has a few layers, and from being one thing it transforms into something entirely more complex.” – Bloody Flicks

“…wonderfully unsettling, but just as important the pacing of the movie never falters, pulling us steadily into the world of one broken little family… and reminding us that old sins always cast longer shadows than we realize.” – The Movie Critic Next Door

“…what it has in abundance is originality, and that’s exactly what modern horror fans are looking for.” – Intertainment Magazine

“There’s a strong creative idea in this work, it’ll certainly make any parent uncomfortable.”  Bleeding Critic

Starring Max Cavenham and Emma Kelly, Burn was filmed over 3 days in Hertfordshire and north London, UK.

Find out more about Burn here –

Twitter: @BurnShortFilm
IMDb: Burn (2016)

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