Watch the 12 minute short film that premiered at Sitges, Spain.
Em is a young woman under pressure hurtling through the night on the road to nowhere. Someone is out to kill her, but who? Journey into a dark night of the soul as this psychological thriller keeps you guessing right up to the final unsettling twist.
Meet The Filmmakers
It was definitely an ambitious script for an independently funded short film. From the coast to the city, to the suburbs and the mountains, Lost Soul was always going to require meticulous planning to pull off Director Sarah Hatherley’s vision of a cinematic gem. Tony Roger’s network of talented film technicians and suppliers was critical. In particular his ability to secure a very special camera kit from Lemac. Having previously shot exclusively on film, it had taken Hatherley a long time to get over the soullessness of early digital. Shooting with the talented and artistic DP Joel Betts on the Alexa XT & Cooke anamorphic lenses was a revelation, an absolute joy.
Writer Director Producer
“I’ve known Sarah for many years and have always admired her take on the world. She is destined to make special things. That’s why I am there to help. She is an intelligent filmmaker, who is bound to surprise us.”
“The freedom of a tight decision making team and the opportunity to provide creative input throughout pre-production enabled me to really focus on capturing some magical images.”
A script largely stripped of dialogue, gave Amelia Bishop the challenge of communicating her character’s struggle through performance. With a dissolving sense of reality, her character’s emotional state becomes progressively unstable. Strength and vulnerability seesaw precariously throughout in a riveting display. Newcomer Violetta Capanni was able to channel the capricious nature of The Child. Curious, fearless and playful one moment, vulnerable or angry the next. Each of the actors embraced the mind-bending nature of their characters role in this ethereal thriller.
as The Child
LA VERITE FILMS presents a SARAH HATHERLEY film
AMELIA BISHOP, TIMOTHY BELL, DAVID SHIRE, KAREN DAY with VIOLETTA CAPANNI
music by MALCOLM MCDOWELL edited by TIM PARRINGTON
screenplay by SARAH HATHERLEY
costume design STEPHANIE HOOK makeup & hair designers LOUISE MCLAREN & KAT BARDSLEY, production designer BRIAN ‘JAGGER’ LANG,
producers TONY ROGERS and SARAH HATHERLEY cinematography by JOEL BETTS directed by SARAH HATHERLEY.