Dr Wilson's patient, Alec, claims to have divine powers over life, death, even the existence of continents.
Convinced he can transfer his mind between bodies ("hosts"), the young man vows to prove his unique powers to the sceptical psychiatrist.
Is it clinical delusion - or has he found his a way to walk out of the asylum?
Conceived in an afternoon by Simon Melhuish and Max von Vier, The Host (9 min) was shot in late 2010 on location near Brighton and completed in Summer 2011. This short was selected and screened at the 47th Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland, in January 2012.
-written by Maximilian von Vier, story by Simon Melhuish
-directed by Maximilian von Vier
-shot in Brighton, UK
-completed in September 2011
-screened at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles film festival, October 2012
-screened at the 47th Solothurn Film Festival, 2012
-screened at the NIFFF, 2012
Set in a mental asylum, A doctor tries desperately hard to help a young patient in his battle against his ever growing insanity however he soon realises nothing is as it seems.....
Dr. Wilson - Eric Colvin
Alec - Danny de Lillo
Nurse - Rachel Grace Powell
Story - Simon Melhuish
Screenplay - Maximilian von Vier
DOP - Samuel Pearce
Original Music by Hilgrove Kenrick
Produced by Simon Melhuish
Directed by Maximilan von Vier