Alex.J.Mann (film maker and co-founder of Space Oddity Films) sent us his new short film ‘Wink’ that offers viewers a unique intersection of horror, technology and Halloween.
The film follows Danielle who is home alone on Halloween. While texting with her boyfriend, she notices her emojis are missing from her phone. Then… the doorbell rings. Who could it be?
We had no idea what to expect from this short but we were pleasantly amused by its originality and its frightening take on modern technology and the slasher genre.
SPACE ODDITY FILMS WAS FOUNDED TO EXPLORE THE EVOLVING ROLE TECHNOLOGY PLAYS IN OUR LIVES AND THE EMERGING PLATFORMS WE USE TO TELL STORIES.
We also had the chance to talk to Alex.J.Mann about himself and ‘Wink’
1. How did you get into film and horror?
I started writing and performing comedy in NYC in 2010. As I became more interested in directing, I found the horror genre more visually interesting than comedy, so that’s where I shifted my focus.
2. Where did you get the idea for ‘Wink’ from?
I explore a different aspect of technology in each film-in this case, it’s that emojis are creepy, have cold, dead eyes and a weird shade of yellow. What better way to get this across than to pay homage to the slasher genre.
3. Have you got any more upcoming horror projects?
We’re working on horror/thriller projects about a smart thermostat and self driving car.
4. What’s your favourite scary movie?
I’m not sure I can pick a favourite, but I’ll tell you the one I watched the most as a kid’Blair Witch Project’.
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