HOWL (2013) is a short Psychological thriller about a Primary school teacher struggling to protect a new pupil from a strange man who lingers at the playground fence.
The film hopes to regenerate interest in the horror/monster genre through combining metaphorical parallels between a common evil within society (child abusers/paedophilia) and a traditional creature of nightmares. Using this, the film explores both adult and child fears.
Directed by Jamie Sims
Written by Allan Macleod
Produced by Nina Kastner
Cinematography by Samuel E. H. Hooper
Score by Harry Kirby
Winner - Best Horror/Thriller & Best Screenplay at ScreenTest Festival (2014)
Winner - Student Widescreen Film of the Year by the BKSTS/National Media Museum. (2014)
Nominated - Best Film at Screentest Festival (2014)
Nominated - Learning on Screen Award & FE Award by the BUFVC (2014)
Nominated - Golden Tadpole (Best Student film) at Camerimage Festival (2013)
Official Selection - BKSTS awards (2013)
Official Selection - The Portobello Road Film Festival. (2013)