The story of a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn't the best idea...


Please turn off the lights. Use headphones. Go full screen. It's worth it.

'He Took His Skin Off For Me' is a practical SFX fairytale. No CGI whatsoever. Based on the short story by Maria Hummer it is my grad film from the London Film School. It took myself and producer Fiona Lamptey 2 years, 217 Kickstarter backers and a whole lot of fake blood to pull off. SFX legend Colin Arthur (NeverEnding Story, 2001: A Space Odyssey) helped us achieve the impossible, allowing SFX Supervisor Jen Cardno and her team set a new standard for anatomical practical effects. Actor Sebastian Armesto (Anonymous, Pirates of the Caribbean) spent as long as 8hrs in makeup each day to bring this story to life. Alongside Anna Maguire (Saving Private Ryan, Parade's End) they both give us something wonderful, horrible and completely unique. I don’t want to tell people what the film should be. Even finding a genre to describe it is difficult. I want people to come to this film just like I came to the original story, completely unprepared.

If I can leave with one pearl of wisdom, though; if you take off your skin just to be with somebody? That’s only ever going to end messy…

Extra Materials
Behind the Scenes documentary (23mins) -
Maria Hummer reads her original story -
Early makeup tests -
Teaser Trailer (aka deleted scene) -
Condensed score by Mark Sayfritz -

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ALSO, check out our other recent Sundance film and Vimeo Staff Pick 'Russian Roulette' as well as our previous film 'Dinner and a Movie' You can check out the wonderful writeup about the film by Rob Munday at SotW here -

Official selection for-
BFI London Film Festival 2014
Palm Springs International Shortfest 2014
Fantastic Fest 2014
London Short Film Festival 2015
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014
St. Louis International Film Festival 2014
Cinequest International Film Festival 2015
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2015
Hollyshorts International Shortfest 2014
Underwire Women's Film Festival 2014
Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2014
Leeds International Film Festival 2014
Noci Cortin Film Festival 2014
Knoxville Horror Film Festival 2014
Paris International Fantastic Film Festival 2014
Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival 2014
Nitehawk Short Film Festival 2014
Awards -
Runner-up Alexis Award - Palm Springs 2014
Best Chill - Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival 2014
Audience Award - Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Best Production - Underwire Film Festival 2014

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